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Microsoft Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
8,654 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 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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    So Good So far

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

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

    Pros

    Good competitive work and pay. Opportunity to work with and network with smart people.

    Cons

    In my limited can experience tinge of politics, u need to be aware of that to sail through

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 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
  3. 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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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    I wouldn't want to work anywhere else!

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

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

    Pros

    Work with smart, forward thinking people. Everyday is different, great work life balance.

    Cons

    ever changing orgs, you must learn to just go with it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more transparency

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Ideal place to gain experience, but may require leaving to achieve career trajectory

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

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place for people who approach their career as a project with clear milestones and goals

    Cons

    If you don't self promote and communicate the right impact regularly you will not move the dial for raises, stock and promotions. You also need manage your role by understanding organizational change by balancing management communications with an outside in view of the business. You need to be good networker to plan your next role and find the right team and role to grow your career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue making progress towards a more diverse workplace. Reduce the number of people decisions need to flow through and truly become a more agile company. Stop missing the opportunities that get lost in the layers of management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Company in transition

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager

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

    Pros

    The company is going thru a huge transformation, which creates new opportunities but also lots of uncertainty. Morale is high, excitement - overall - is even higher. You got to be in the right team, though. Very good work/life balance, but you need to manage it and deliver the expected results.

    Cons

    Increased rigor in processes makes life hard. High, ambitious growth targets drive lots of pressure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engineering needs to be better aligned with sales. Satya is working hard to breakdown walls between engineering teams, need to continue that push.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Microsoft Product Marketing Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

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