Microsoft Employee Benefit: Vacation & Paid Time Off | Glassdoor

Microsoft Vacation & Paid Time Off

Updated Jul 30, 2014

1670 employees reported this benefit


Employer Summary

Microsoft grants 15 paid vacation days plus two personal days per year.

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Employee Comments

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  • May 17, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Senior Software Engineer in Redmond, Washington State

    Unlike some companies who claim "unlimited vacation" (thus making employees look over their shoulders whenever they take a day off), Microsoft has a fixed allotment of days that grows with your years of service. Employees know exactly how much vacation they can take, without worrying. Even better, managers are willing to let employees "borrow" a few days of vacation if they don't have enough.

  • May 13, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Seattle, Washington State

    Better vacation policy in the city. the more you stay the better you get

  • May 08, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Regional Project Manager in Redmond, Washington State

    No big shakes. Two weeks of vacation per year ( 10 working days ) and I don't remember any mention or execution of a "paid time off" benefit. if you took time off ( which had to be sanctioned by your manager) that didn't fall into any of the standard buckets it was at your expense & cost i.e. no pay.

  • May 06, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Boston, Massachusetts

    Time accumulates over the years to a certain level. two paid holidays and three weeks to start.

  • May 04, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Redmond, Washington State

    3-5 weeks of paid vacation, 2 personal days, plus 10 holidays. More time than I can use!

  • May 04, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Redmond, Washington State

    Standard amount of PTO, more would be better

  • May 02, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Denver, Colorado

    3 weeks to start then you get 4 weeks at year 6. I believe you can earn up to 5 weeks. Employees also get 2 weeks of sick leave on top.

  • Apr 24, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Redmond, Washington State

    It's fairly standard - federal holidays plus roughly 3 weeks, and a graduated accrual rate that increases with seniority.

  • Apr 20, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Director in Bellevue, Washington State

    401K matching is great. Also, they recently added 3 month paid leave for dependent care.

  • Apr 18, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Engineering Manager in Bellevue, Washington State

    Takes quite long to accumulate max vacation time off (25 days) - 12 years. People start with 15 days

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