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"Overall, Microsoft is a good place to work"

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Current Employee - Finance Manager in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Finance Manager in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

The pay and benefits are great. Microsoft is a very competitive work environment with a lot of really smart and talented people. If you thrive in this type of setting, it is a awesome place to work.

Cons

The company as a whole isn't in growth mode like many tech companies are at the moment. Bureaucracy is definitely an issue when trying to push for change as well.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Fast Paced and Rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great People, Great Campus, Amazing Pay and Benefits, Exciting and interesting work, lots of potential for career growth if you work hard.

    Cons

    Work life balance is tough for young families, ambiguous work direction which is hard for some and great for others, weather in area, excessive travel at times, can be high stress at times.

    Advice to Management

    Lock down decisions with more conviction and drive solutions with confidence.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Good company with opportunities but crippling culture and cut throat performance system"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    At this branch office: pay is great relative to peer companies in the area; employees are very intelligent; and site is driven by strong engineering-focused management team.

    Overall, great place to launch a career, but move out quickly or you will find your industry relevant skills diminish.

    Cons

    At this branch office: very limited opportunities, highly cut throat competition, and insanely poor work\life balance. Jobs are limited to only 1 team at this office.

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