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Pros
  • One of the best places to work for with great work life balance (in 1947 reviews)

  • Working with really smart people who readily share their great insights is a humbling experience where everyone is treated as equals by all employees (in 1682 reviews)

Cons
  • Sometimes working hard means disrupting one's work/life balance for periods (in 1093 reviews)

  • Review system was not the greatest (in 519 reviews)

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  1. "Assistant Store Manager"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Love the Microsoft Culture they treat you like family not a dollar sign. Pay higher than the average, great health benefits, good work life balance.

    Cons

    holiday hours are brutal but they will give you overtime expect to work 10-12 hrs a day


  2. "Senior Quality Assurance Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits for all employees

    Cons

    was acquired with Nokia Devices & Services - was not fully assimilated into MS culture

  3. "Big company working to feel smaller, getting there"

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    Current Employee - Analytics Engineer in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Analytics Engineer in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits. Microsoft really gives its employees the ability to succeed, be healthy, and help the world. Also lots of great career path opportunities if you're willing to move to the west coast. Full of smart people that are all willing to help out and try the companies "dogfood" as they call it. Everybody seems to want to always try new software and technologies and really win in everything they do.

    Cons

    Though the company is doing a lot to make it more competitive in cloud and mobile spaces, and feel more like a startup with hackathons and social competitions it is still a big company and it can still take a long time to figure out who is the correct contact to help you get something done or a port opened in a firewall. Also the culture of "dogfooding" means that everybody pretty much always wants to use only Microsoft products and services which makes sense but there is just so much good open source software out there. They are working on becoming more open source friendly but aren't quite there yet.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the trajectory of becoming more cloud and mobile first and empowering engineers to get things done. Try to spread some of the good engineering jobs to other locations.


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