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Updated October 12, 2017
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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. "QA Lead"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Microsoft acquired Razorfish. Felt pride to an employee of Microsoft.

    Cons

    None that come to mind.


  2. "I am responsible for a $45M portfolio of business where I mainly interact with CIO, CTO, CFO, and Senior Tech Managers"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working and productivity tools

    Cons

    Difficulty moving up and untenable targets

    Advice to Management

    Realistic quotas

  3. "Business Development Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    travel opportunity, networking, industry driving partnerships

    Cons

    career advancement opportunities seem to be limited

    Advice to Management

    NA


  4. "worker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    it is a fun environement to work at

    Cons

    i have to go to work everyday

    Advice to Management

    can we get more days off


  5. "Great Company with Great Career Opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Director in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    awesome culture, MS takes care of its people, great place to learn and grow.

    Cons

    continuous reorganizations and transition to new managers can impact career growth


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    "Microsoft Retail"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inventory Control Expert in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Inventory Control Expert in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    * Great benefits
    * Competitive pay
    * Flexible

    Cons

    * Increasing sales culture makes the environment less personal
    * Noticeable favoritism. Like highschool, the better you fit in, the better you career path is.


  7. "Product Advisor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Product Advisor/Inventory Control Expert in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Product Advisor/Inventory Control Expert in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Microsoft part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Discounts on cool products, great benefits, unlimited snacks.

    Cons

    Pay, work every weekend, and classifying employees who work 40 hours a week as part-time.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job of rewarding current employees who are performing well. If a part-time employee is performing well and looking to get full-time/a promotion, don't hire someone off the street for that same position.

  8. "Trainer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Experience Trainer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing Experience Trainer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company benefits, love the atmosphere, always learning environment and would recommend to anyone

    Cons

    Not a lot work life balance. Need more improvements on communicating, which lead to working 4-5 hours over shift time.

    Advice to Management

    streamline process together to keep everyone on the same page. better career opportunities, senior managers were highly influenced of asking for a lot but never giving back.


  9. "Program Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to move in company. Work constantly kept you challenged and at a fast pace. Make some good networking contacts.

    Cons

    More managers need to be true people managers, and not only focusing on the bottom line, and the behaviors need to be more professional overall.


  10. "n/a/"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - GM Sales in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - GM Sales in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good company culture. believe strongly in the new CEO.

    Cons

    Culture can vary widely by business group.

    Advice to Management

    consider bringing in external talent in addition to growing in house


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