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Updated Jul 27, 2014
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3.6 7,586 reviews

88% Approve of the CEO

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella

(620 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Really good work-life balance compared to other tech companies of the same caliber(in 688 reviews)

  • Tons of super smart people working for the right reasons - to make a difference(in 893 reviews)


Cons
  • And there are times when the workload may impede on your work-life balance(in 476 reviews)

  • The previous stack rank review system encourage a behavior that was very much individualist(in 369 reviews)

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    Challenging, Lucrative, Risky

    Account Executive (Current Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsGreat products, smart people, world-wide reputation

    ConsLong-term bias against the company by customers and competitors, Stack-Rank culture

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you really want to keep sales people in long-term strategic relationships with enterprise customers, allow them to miss quota.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Mixed

    Senior Software Development Engineer (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsPays decent salary; Good benefits; OK work and life balance.

    ConsThere are Layoffs; Not for foreigners who need green card.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't layoff anymore. We join Microsoft because we have trust in this company. The day you announced the news, I was immediately thinking about quitting.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company, treats employees well, tough turnaround situation

    Senior Program Manager (Current Employee) Redmond, WA

    ProsGreat work-life balance, excellent pay and benefits, smart people, it is best to work in a core business (Azure, Office, Windows)

    ConsFrustrating politics and indecisive management can make things rough. Lots of work left to do to change the engineering culture to modern standards, but I think Satya is up to the challenge.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Co. to work with

    Group Finance Manager (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsGood Work Life Balance, respectful

    ConsBureaucratic, too many people, slow

    Advice to Senior Managementdecrease layers and increase accountability

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Wonderful

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat work-life balance, leadership, and direction of the company

    ConsNot too many cons to mention here. I enjoyed the relationships and experiences.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Senior Program Manager (Current Employee) Palo Alto, CA

    ProsGreat company to work for

    ConsGreat work life balance and compensation

    Advice to Senior Managementabcd

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    This is one of the best places to work, hands down.

    Product Advisor (Former Employee) Palo Alto, CA

    ProsGreat compensation and benefits at every level of the company. Real ethics and integrity. Great support for the employee and the well being of the customer. It's not a soul-sucking money-grubbing hellhole.

    ConsPolicies are very strict, and it takes a while to get to know all the rules and lingo, but that's the only real issue. That and fanatics of other tech companies will never stop giving you crap about your company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep at it. You're doing a wonderful job keeping your employees happy.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Best company to work with

    Senior Software Development Engineer (Current Employee)

    Prosthe company provides great working environment

    Consthere are some beuraucratic issues

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    My first employer after university, it was a great experience

    Software Development Engineer (SDE) II (Former Employee) Redmond, WA

    ProsFrequent promotions, many smart people to learn from, very good salary and bonus, 401k etc, opportunities to change role, huge library and learning opportunities, opportunity to do something great with huge impact, great for CV, had insurance with 100% cover, 0 deductible

    ConsSome managers were not open minded and did not understand the technologies they were trying to develop tools for. Lots of time wasted in meetings.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen you want to build tools for some community, you must have try to understand that community, not expect the community to adjust to your tools.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A great way to grow your career

    Varied (Former Employee) Redmond, WA

    ProsIncredibly diverse roles available all the time

    ConsVery "big-company" and bureaucratic.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe curve is ridiculous

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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