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Updated August 28, 2015
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  1. Great Balance, Multiple Opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Washington in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Washington in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    There are so many teams within Microsoft, working on so many different things, and it's easy to move between them. My current team helps other companies, writes in a variety of languages (Node.js, C#, Ruby, Python, C++), and releases to GitHub. Other teams have long cycle times and ship products, while still others build services across tens of thousands of machines helping hundreds of millions of users a day.

    Cons

    It's a large company, and an old company. It's already gone through the "startup" and "young money" phases, so you won't find much free food and it won't move as fast as you want it to. Also, it's a large company - a bug you introduce could impact hundreds of millions of people. Exciting, but stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Keep adapting as you are, continue to focus on the cloud and services, and ensure that your services are cohesive and pervasive (work well together, work on all platforms).


  2. Consumer Product Advisor

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team to work with and great leadership. Amazing exposure to B to C sales. Lots of training all paid and useful.

    Cons

    Closed environment. Traffic in this particular location is a bit slow, but other than that a very fun job to work with.

    Advice to Management

    Honestly not much to say. They make the environment a very dynamic one. They give lots of opportunities to grow and allow people at the bottom to shine.


  3. Data scientist

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Skokie, IL
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Skokie, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Very good benefits. Great location. Smart people. Innovative technology platform. Extensive medical coverage. Performance bonus and employees stock options.

    Cons

    I must enter at least 5 words for Cons. But not really any cons.


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  5. Good company to work at

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fair compensation, lot of benefits, flexible work culture, ton of opportunities within the company

    Cons

    There are lot of exciting things happening, but they need to be advertised properly


  6. Still one of the better ones

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    solid company with wide range of offerings, from consumer to enterprise, smart coworker, good training and learning opportunities, good variety of projects to work on, almost unlimited resources, overall positive

    Cons

    can be bureaucratic, less efficient than agile rivals, frequent reorganization and move (physical office move), performance review process can be optimized and doesn't always promote team work


  7. Great work place

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Dynamic leadership and great potential

    Cons

    Narrowing the market opportunity in the name of focus

    Advice to Management

    Like the focus but lets not limit our self to a narrow set of market opportunity.


  8. Smart People, Passionate Team

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Microsoft was a great place to work. The number of smart people you work with every day is amazing.

    Cons

    It's a big company, and so dealing with competing priorities could sometimes be a challenge. But this is expected for any company of size.


  9. Great Place to Be

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Here you area empowered to give birth to your creativity, collaborating with other great minds in order to have a big impact on business priorities and customer needs.

    Cons

    There's always something that needs to be done so its important to define what Work Life Balance means to you and use those terms to honor

    Advice to Management

    Continue to foster a culture transform.. this is the key in the 21st century


  10. Contract Employee

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bing Maps - Geospatial Imagery Operator in Parker, CO
    Former Employee - Bing Maps - Geospatial Imagery Operator in Parker, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, easy to learn

    Cons

    Technology can be frustrating to deal with, pay is low

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay


  11. Great place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance, competitive and challenging environment.

    Cons

    Decision on overall direction take a long time.



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