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  1. "Great place to work, learn and grow"

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    Former Employee - HRBP in Ciudad de México
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Amazing people, great culture, excellent growth opportunities and very competitive pay package. Promises to employees get honored, and this certainty allows you to focus on your job.

    Cons

    Redmond centric, subsidiaries tend to get prefabricated corporate solutions, lack of flexibility and local decision making, regional hubs tend to be a burden.

    Microsoft2014-09-11
  1. "competitive salary, good work balance"

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    Current Employee - Backend Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    competitive salary, good work balance

    Cons

    no industry standard technology, internal documents are hard to read

    Microsoft2019-08-22
  2. Helpful (1537)

    "Thoughts after 10 years...."

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    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. ...

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    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"...

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    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...

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    Microsoft2013-01-29

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