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Redmond, WA
10000+ employees
1975
Company - Public (MSFT)
Computer Hardware & Software
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Competitors

Google, Amazon, Apple

Our drive to change the world unites us!

Microsoft is the ideal place for people who have passion for their work and the desire to make an impact—in their careers, in the community and on the world. Microsoft is a unique company; and not just ... Read more

Mission: Come to Microsoft to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2020 (#21), 2019 (#34), 2018 (#39), 2017 (#37)

Top CEOs: 2019 (#6), 2018 (#20), 2017 (#29)

Microsoft Reviews

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    benefits, exposure, stock plan, salary

    Cons

    work-life balance, no free food

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Microsoft Photos

Microsoft photo of: Bellevue Bravern Entrance
Microsoft photo of: Our software development centers are located all over the world, including Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Switzerland, the U.K., and the U.S.
Microsoft photo of: Connector and Shuttles
Microsoft photo of: Redmond brainstorm
Microsoft photo of: Dine and shop on campus, and discover some 4,000 works of art from our permanent collection.
Microsoft photo of: Redmond corridor meeting
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Microsoft Interviews

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    Software Engineer Interview

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    Positive Experience

    Interview

    I got a referral from a friend and got contacted for a phone screen. I was asked a LC easy question and a few follow-ups. Passed that and was invited to an on-site (virtual).
    There were 4 on-site interviews. 3 technical, 1 behavioral. In the technical ones, I was asked one LC easy, one medium and one non-LC medium level. The interviewers were very friendly and helped me when I got stuck.

    I don't think I did amazing, just well enough. I tried to make a connection with each interview and talk to them as if they were my coworkers.

    Got an offer 1 week after on-site. The whole process took about 1 month.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about your favorite or the most challenging project you worked on   8 Answers
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Company Updates

  • Meet the man behind Bing Predicts and see how machine learning is forecasting the future: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIMWe

    How machine learning forecasts the future for careers at Bing - JobsBlog: Life at Microsoft

    At first, it sounded like a disaster. Walter Sun, whose job was to make sure Bing gave users the most up-to-the-minute information about current events, was seeing a big spike in the number of people searching for facts about some type of plane incident on the Hudson River.

  • Microsoft’s designers approach their products from their own unique angles. Learn how designers from across the company get to revolutionize the user experience. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIWkn

    Meet four people who are designing the future of Microsoft

    Behind the idea for any new piece of technology is a question: How do designers at the front end translate hunks of metal, plastic, wires, pixels and bits into a new human experience?

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Microsoft Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2012
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2013
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Pledges & Certifications

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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