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Updated February 23, 2015
Updated February 23, 2015
32 Reviews
4.3
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Pros
  • Really good work-life balance compared to other tech companies of the same caliber (in 859 reviews)

  • You will get the opportunity to work with smart people solving real world problems (in 991 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is not good in some places but it really depends on your role (in 552 reviews)

  • Performance review system basically encourage competition inside the team (in 400 reviews)

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  1.  

    What

    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Crazy in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Crazy in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Its such a great experience

    Cons

    Not really many cons, its amazing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Love you all

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very collegial environment.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Education Solutions Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Education Solutions Specialist in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, co-workers are smart and collaborative, the campus is expansive and a great place to work.

    Cons

    Challenging to connect with others in work group if you are not based in Redmond. Also felt as though promotion opportunities were limited if not based in Redmond. "Out of sight, out of mind".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Best company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great benefits, pay and overall compensation.
    - Challenging work environment.
    - Smart and talented team members.
    - Constantly being challenged to touch greater heights.

    Cons

    - Long work hours.
    - Politics in senior leadership roles

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mr. Nadella will propel MSFT to greater heights.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    i have enjoyable job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    amazing boss.i am challenged with the work that i do.i love the flexibility in work hours.

    Cons

    company has become to big.in the effort to become one microsoft they do not communicate changes well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    PM

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    it is good in Benefits wise for employee

    Cons

    nothing for the cons on company

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good memory

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    salary is good. abundant of resource. co-works are friendly knowing lots of talents and having fun on discussion and co-work with them.
    good place to learn and grow.

    Cons

    over loaded and overwork in midnight, bad in communication between departments.
    hard to find balance of live and qualify of living

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Depending entirely on the team and organization

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer (SDE) II in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer (SDE) II in Aliso Viejo, CA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    One of the best benefits and perks; great work-life balance; great pay.

    Cons

    Internal transfer is a pain, and unfair; different org, teams, have different politics that make some teams great, some horrible. Same goes for promotion and pay, totally depending on the org and team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider fair compensation across same level for a particular region, regardless of new hire or internal transfer. Need to exemplify individual greatness, do not waste talent on busy-work that undermine a person's skills.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    White Male Dominated Very White Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Technical Support Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Contractor - Technical Support Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Microsoft as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    You have exposure to the latest technical computer software. Variety of assignments.

    Cons

    White male dominated company. No opportunities for other non-white. Old school boy attitude. They hire you only if they can use you to get an assignment. They really dont value your experience or skills. Only concerned about getting an assignment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very political, but also full of very great people and opportunities.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Advisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Product Advisor in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Microsoft part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, pay and supportive culture

    Cons

    Politics can get the better of you sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep pushing the One Microsoft initiative. Fight for your retail side, and figure out how to dovetail it with the LARS it competes with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Rewarding to a certain extend, then getting paid as low as we do gets old and frustrating.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Advisor in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Product Advisor in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Microsoft part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Strong team oriented environment. You will learn a lot of important skills working at the Microsoft Store.

    Cons

    Most of the management is not hired within which makes it extremely frustrating and demotivating to entry level sales associates.
    No commission.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add a commission structure. Hire within. That is all.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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