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Microsoft Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
8,616 Reviews
3.7
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Really good work-life balance compared to other tech companies of the same caliber (in 833 reviews)

  • You will get the opportunity to work with smart people solving real world problems (in 975 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is not good in some places but it really depends on your role (in 543 reviews)

  • Review system that pushes people to look out for themselves instead of being team focused (in 398 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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    Microsoft Product Marketing Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance and not very competetive

    Cons

    Not a very entrepreneurial company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Explore in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Explore in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I got to expeirence pm/dev/test. Seattle is beautiful.

    Cons

    it has a pretty high salary for an intern so I have nothing to complain

    Recommends
  3.  

    Best Research Internship Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing research experience for the summer here.

    Cons

    None at all, very nice

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None at all, very nice

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Program Manager Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager Intern in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Program Manager Intern in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay, motivated people, good big comapny perks, at an interesting time for change

    Cons

    No free food, some teams are slow, change funnels slowly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Microsoft

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

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

    Pros

    Large company with different opportunities. There are a lot of different teams from OS to online service.
    Great Office, benefits

    Cons

    Performance review system basically encourage competition inside the team.
    Salary is not very competitive in current industry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good company

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

    I have been working at Microsoft as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good salary,
    Great benefits,
    Good work/life balance,
    Helpful teammates,
    Good food,
    Great campus.

    Cons

    Microsoft is a little bit stereotyped and conservative as it is a huge and old company, but it is getting better and better now.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Advisor in Wayne, NJ
    Current Employee - Product Advisor in Wayne, NJ

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

    Pros

    The environment and optimism from working at a Microsoft store is amazing.

    Cons

    You work on week-ends, can impact social life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be mindful of people's time and personal life.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Gone, but still a stockholder

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Architect in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Principal Architect in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefit's, good people lots of opportunities, some exciting new products. There are significant changes happening from the Balmer years. Stack ranking IS gone, but replacement is evolving.

    Cons

    Change and Reorganizations is rampant. Very much internally focused (technology and process). Nokia integrations is a slog and an impact to recourses and culture. Microsoft often abandons technologies and projects. Still playing catch-up in the cloud.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer

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

    Pros

    Good pay and good managers.

    Cons

    Constant re-orgs can be difficult to adjust to.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Reliability Engineer

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

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

    Pros

    Smart people
    Good work/life balance

    Cons

    Career development is slow specially if you are young

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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