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"Great place to start out"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

good salary, smart people to work with

Cons

big corp atmosphere, lots of paperwork

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Its a great company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Brand name, salary is good when compared to other companies

    Cons

    Very difficult to grow up and get promoted due to various processes.
    Tough to get visiblity.

    Advice to Management

    Need to change the promotion and laddering process.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Microsoft is not Mom friendly"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This review is to highlight the pros and cons of a working mom at Microsoft. HR has great benefits in terms of mother's rooms, support forums, generous maternity benefits and time off.

    Cons

    Moms returning to work are by default at the bottom of the stack rank
    Microsoft could have more part-time positions available to make it attractive to returning moms
    Support more remote working capabilities such as dial-ins and videoconferencing for meetings. These are standard for most bay area companies which in spite of longer work hours offer flexibility and hence are more attractive to working moms.

    Advice to Management

    If anyone reads the anonymous forums in the Microsoft Moms portal, the bias that new moms returning to work face is a very common thread. Microsoft is a place that would like to be known for diversity, but the attitude that your middle-management takes towards new moms will only result in attrition to the company. These are highly skilled women who have several years of high performance under their belt.
    Focus on retaining and supporting a very important segment of your talent.

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