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Updated July 1, 2015
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  1. Finance Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Really great colleagues, important work that requires you to work hard, and you will be recognized for the effort you put in.

    Cons

    May be challenging at times to try new ways that people in the company are not used to.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to reward hard working employees and provide opportunities for advancement.


  2. Great place to work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Engineering Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineering Manager in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, good work environment

    Cons

    Can be slow to adapt. Too much process at times.

    Advice to Management

    work more like a startup.


  3. Software Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Seattle, WA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Good baseline benefits(Pay, health and vacation)

    Cons

    The culture is still transforming to meet market demand and has a way to go

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the transformation on the culture


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  5. Sr. PWB Designer

    Former Employee - Senior Printed Circuit Board Designer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Printed Circuit Board Designer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Microsoft (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Microsoft is good company to work for, good benefits and good co-worker around you.

    Cons

    I have no complaints about microsoft.

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. Solution Sales Professional

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Good benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    Can't think of any at the moment


  7. calm atmosphere

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed sales environment
    Great training process
    Many opportunities
    Great Benefits
    Work isn't repetitive
    Different approach to retail
    Co-workers seemed friendly

    Cons

    Haven't come across any yet, I just got offered the job so I don't have any experience on the sales floor.

    Advice to Management

    No complaints


  8. Helpful (1)

    Good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Solutions Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Solutions Manager in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The company provides good technologies that help organization improve productivity and collaboration.

    Cons

    work life balance not ideal


  9. Great company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Good career development plan

    Cons

    It's easy to get spoil by Microsoft benefits


  10. PA

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunities to move around and grow.

    Cons

    You must be be fully available to move around. No restrictions.


  11. software engineer

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

    I have been working at Microsoft (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work/life balance
    Nice, smart people
    There are many teams you can transfer if you want to learn new things.
    Huge user base for products
    Nice campus.

    Cons

    Career move is slow
    the company is huge, so it is not easy to turn direction
    Old or Microsoft-only technology
    Legacy enterprise product



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