Microsoft - Good company to work for | Glassdoor
  1. "Good company to work for"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - good work life balance - nice campus - smart people - great benefits - a lot of possibilities to move around the world

    Cons

    - big corporation (process, politics) - base salary might not be as good as others

    Microsoft2018-05-20
  1. "Company on the rise again"

    StarStarStarStarStar
      Current Employee - Sales in Seattle, WA

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

      Pros

      Love it. Amazing transformation under Satya

      Cons

      Need to move faster to address competitive threats

      Microsoft2019-07-17
    • Helpful (1523)

      "Thoughts after 10 years...."

      StarStarStarStarStar
      • Work/Life Balance
      • Culture & Values
      • Career Opportunities
      • Compensation and Benefits
      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

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

      Pros

      1. If you love tech, this is a great place. No doubt you'll talk tech (mostly the MSFT stack) from enterprise to consumer - from PCs to phones to Xboxes - from datacenter to desktop. 2. What were GREAT benefits are now VERY GOOD (took a small step down) but still probably better than you'll find at 99% of large corporations. If you've got family - the value of the benefits is even higher. 401k match is nice. ...

      Show More

      Cons

      Brand on Your Resume: After many years of losing market share and struggling to be at the front end of innovation and the fact that there's 90,000 employees, don't think MSFT is necessarily going to be attractive on your resume to more agile and smaller companies. Managing Your Career: Make you say this out loud so it registers - 90,000 employees work there. Double that for vendors. It is VERY hard to "stand out"...

      Show More

      Advice to Management

      I'll type it here - but I don't they are listening... 1. Help proven talent move laterally in the company for new opportunities. 2. Kill/evolve the stack rank. Here's basically how it's viewed:. 30% of the company gets 1s and 2s - and they are happy. 50% get 3s and that basically feels like getting a "C" in school. This sucks for talented people when a multitude of UNCONTROLLABLE conditions keep you from getting...

      Show More
      Microsoft2013-01-29

    Discover more reviews about Microsoft.