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"Microsoft is a great company to work for if you enjoy working on large, complex, impactful projects."

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Former Employee - Architect in Tallahassee, FL
Former Employee - Architect in Tallahassee, FL
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Microsoft is a company that takes on numerous big challenges. If you are highly motivated and like the big spotlight this is a great company. Microsoft also has extremely diverse employment opportunities. Movement to different positions seems to be encouraged, which is great because if you desire a career change, you can likely find it within Microsoft.

Cons

Management is often out of touch and tends to make poor decisions as a result. Microsoft is a large company and there are organizations within that suffer from poor morale due to bad management.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Empowered with tremendous opportunity -- this is a new Microsoft"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    A lot of empowerment under "One Microsoft" strategy and business climate.
    Culture is one that expects hard work, ability to meet aggressive timelines
    Work / life balance is generally appreciated - but it doesn't mean the expectations are low
    Benefits, resources, campus life, etc are all great

    Cons

    High intensity requires thoughtful prioritization to avoid burnout -- you need to be assertive about what should and shouldn't be a priority.
    Variations still exist across work groups - there are amazing divisions / teams, and others that are so-so

    Advice to Management

    Continue to set "north star" strategies and empower employees to do great work which accomplishes the strategy.
    Be more aggressive and more agile.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "True creativity. Excellent teams. Incredible privilege."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer II in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer II in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Satya Nadella = renaissance. Great flexibility and opportunities for growth. Pay is above regional average. Stock awards and buy back programs are excellent. Great benefits + work-life balance

    Cons

    Seattle rains a little bit.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on truckin'

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