Microsoft - Smart People | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for Microsoft
There are newer employer reviews for Microsoft

See Most Recent

"Smart People"

Star Star Star Star Star
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Some of the most motivated, highly skilled IT people you will ever meet...with a true passion bordering on religion.

Cons

The old saying "if you've got 15 minutes, Microsoft will take it..." absolutely applies. You will be challenged to maintain work/life balance, but if you love winning, the work piece may consume you.

Advice to Management

Glad to see the Stack Ranking is gone...advise management to quickly dispose of all vestiges of that culture...

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Great innovative and hard working people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior User Experience Designer in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior User Experience Designer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very tenatious people and aggressive goals (depends on your group) so the fire is always burning. The benefits are amazing as the employee and family are really taken care of. The campus is beautiful and natural, has easy parking, as well as wonderful cafeterias. There is much potential to move within the company.

    Cons

    Depending on the group you work for the work/life balance can get really out of balance. Politics can slow down progress or innovation. The rating system put peers against each other which was not good but this system was removed this year.


  2. "Challenging and fun stuff to work on"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    New challenges, great people, Amazing collaboration

    Cons

    Can get stuck in partner decisions, re-orgs happen a lot and can hijack your career path.

    Advice to Management

    Move people by their passion and talent. Stop making you folks learn how to say No.


There are newer employer reviews for Microsoft
There are newer employer reviews for Microsoft

See Most Recent

Work at Microsoft? Share Your Experiences

Microsoft
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or