Health Insurance, Stock Plans and 401(K)
If one opts for the "default" plan, then your co-pay for physician visits is $0.00! And, any scripts are free as well.
Recently MS added upto 4 weeks paid time off (Family caregiver Leave) to care for an immediate family member with a serious health condition
great benefits - health, fitness, 401k
Microsoft has the best benefits package I've seen for a large corporation. For health insurance, he deductible can be fairly high, but you get a significant HSA to help cover out of pocket costs. Dental and vision insurance options are fantastic. Dental Plus will cover up to 80% of most procedures. Additionally, Microsoft offers $250 - 800 fitness reimbursement for health and fitness expenses. Bereavement time allows 5-10 days paid depending on the relative, but you are also able to use additional time if needed using sick leave or leave of absence. The charity match is phenomenal with dollar for dollar up to $15,000. In addition to donation matching, Microsoft will also match volunteer time by $25 per hour donated to the organization for which you volunteer. Vacation time and sick time are available as well as paid holidays. Tuition reimbursement up to $5200 a year, plus Lynda.com training resources. I could go on about the benefits - truly the best.
Good benefits compared to local companies
Great Health Insurance and 401k Benefits
bonus stock is limited
The health insurance is still very competitive. Dental and vision included. Fairly large number of perks like employee discounts, including with partner companies. Prime membership (Passport) can save money on entertainment, eating out and activities. 401K match is strong, along with HSA contribution from the company. Commute options in Puget Sound provide green alternatives to the commute (which is getting pretty congested)
Best thing is the variety of things that they cover. Medical/dental/vision (incl. dependents) at 100%. I would prefer that PTO be treated as a single bucket (don't punish me for not getting as much time off because I don't get sick). For a company this size (and this profitable) their 401K match should be dollar for dollar, not .50 on the dollar. The flexibility of how to use the stay fit/gym membership/cash payout is nice.
List based on reports from current and former employees. It may not be complete.