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Updated Jul 10, 2014
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89% Approve of the CEO

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella

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    Overall great company as FTE

    Service Engineer (Former Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    ProsAllowed to move around and come and go as personal schedule dictates/ within reason

    ConsStack ranking SUCKS, if you turn crank (even if you are doing great job) you will be asked to leave. You must be able to walk on water.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAfter 15 years of service - It is still 'What can you do for us today! we don't give a DAMM what you have done for us in the past' attitude that SUCKS the most and should be changed.

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

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    Its great!

    Design Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    ProsThe work like balance here is the best.

    ConsIt is super hard to get converted to a full time employee

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Challenging and satisfying

    Senior Software Development Engineer In Test (Current Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    ProsChallenging, flexibility and respect for work styles.
    Good place to work for and has great benefits.

    ConsCulture is aggressive and sometimes destructive. People don't help each other, but that is slowly changing with the new ways of the review system. Will take time but there is hope.

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

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    A changing company

    Senior Program Manager (Current Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    ProsBenefits
    company is in regrowth mode, so great opportunities are at offing
    great innovation opportunities

    Conspoor marketing.
    company view on innovation

    Advice to Senior ManagementDrop a bunch of VP's and GM/ Partner level managers, who are just looking at current score cards.

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

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    Awesome place--best of my career

    Director (Current Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    ProsFocus and mission are newly energized. The people are incredibly talented and strive to create value.

    ConsManagement structure not the best to enable people to take risk.

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

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    Great Starting Pad for Competitive people

    Program Manager (Current Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    Pros- Great 401K, Stock Options
    - Health Benefits are Still Amazing
    - Lots of Perks and Learning Opportunities

    Cons- Lost in Numbers
    - Expectation to be "Microsoft Fanboys and girls"

    Advice to Senior Management- Try to encourage creativity and new ideas as much as current goals

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

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    Good working experience

    Senior Technical Editor (Former Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    ProsGreat organization, technical writing profession is valued and well compensated

    ConsPerformance review process needed improvement at the time but I think by 2014 this has been addressed

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great please to learn how to write enterprise software

    Lead Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) (Current Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    Pros1.) Great place to work
    2.) Smart People to work with
    3.) Great pay
    4.) Good flex time

    Cons1.) A lot of ingrained culture
    2.) A lot of bureaucracy
    3.) A lot of churn in management

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Empowered with tremendous opportunity -- this is a new Microsoft

    Senior Program Manager (Current Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    ProsA lot of empowerment under "One Microsoft" strategy and business climate.
    Culture is one that expects hard work, ability to meet aggressive timelines
    Work / life balance is generally appreciated - but it doesn't mean the expectations are low
    Benefits, resources, campus life, etc are all great

    ConsHigh intensity requires thoughtful prioritization to avoid burnout -- you need to be assertive about what should and shouldn't be a priority.
    Variations still exist across work groups - there are amazing divisions / teams, and others that are so-so

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to set "north star" strategies and empower employees to do great work which accomplishes the strategy.
    Be more aggressive and more agile.

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

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    Great place to work on challenging business and technical problems. Feeling a resurgence since Satya became CEO.

    Principal Development Manager (Current Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    ProsGreat opportunities to make a difference, build cool stuff! Feel like our best days are ahead of us.

    ConsHas its usual share of big company challenges on topics of compensating and growing the top folks adequately.

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

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