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  1. Enjoyable work

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Work is often enjoyable. Great side perks like backup childcare and fairly happy team.

    Cons

    Can be frustrating to deal with the politics and bureaucracy.

  2. Microsoft Internship Review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft for more than a year

    Pros

    The internship was awesome, felt that I made a real contribution to the team and met top-notch people.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons to share.

  3. average

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      Current Employee - Engineer in Boston, MA

      I have been working at Microsoft for more than 2 years

      Pros

      big company and big investment

      Cons

      could be better than competitors

    • Software engineer

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      Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
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      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Great company with work going on in a lot of difference areas, so an employee can switch internally and work on difference technologies

      Cons

      Typical of big companies, not many opportunities to make an impact at junior levels.

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      None

    • Good company! Excellent work

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      Current Employee - ISV Technical Evangelist in Boston, MA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Microsoft is finally being recognized for great work. Number 1 or 2 in most technologies. Cares about employees. Stock grants. Healthcare is fine.

      Cons

      Not viewed as "Cool" or "Open-source friendly" - reality is it's cool and Open-Source Friendly.

      Advice to Management

      Be competitive with salary trends and retention. Evangelize our position on Open Source

    • Great!

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      Former Employee - Research Intern in Cambridge, MA
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      Neutral Outlook

      I worked at Microsoft for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Open collaborative research environment, smart people

      Cons

      It was fantastic, no cons really

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      Loved working for Microsoft

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      Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Burlington, MA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Respectful, intelligent and dedicated employees. As an Executive Assistant, I worked remotely supporting an Executive who traveled non-stop and was paid overtime - earning 33% more annually than my base salary. Excellent benefits and 401k matching including $800 year reimbursement for anything fitness or wellness related.

      Cons

      Tons of overtime and 24/7 on-call mentality overall.

    • Great Culture and Team

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      Current Employee - Consumer Service Advisor in Natick, MA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Being available Service Advisor is overall a great experience, very fast paced and people focused. You're always meeting new people, in a great team and playing with the latest technology. Lots of great benefits

      Cons

      Being a retail job it doesn't ever provide a consistent schedule and provides a difficult work/life balance. It's very hard to take time off in the holidays.

    • Learn more than at any school.

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      Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Cambridge, MA
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      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      I learned more working at Microsoft than I ever could have at any school.

      Cons

      There is some stress and pressure. If you don't keep up, you will not keep your job. Then again, you shouldn't.

      Advice to Management

      I have no problem with the way they did their jobs.

    • Microsoft

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      Current Employee - Business Xper in Boston, MA
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      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Benefits and Work Life Balance

      Cons

      Growth Opportunities are limited and don't come around too often.

      Advice to Management

      Employees don't leave jobs, they leave bad managers.

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