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  1. Helpful (1)

    Amazing company

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    Current Employee - Premier Field Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Microsoft truly cares about their employees and encourages all of us to find our passion in life and use this when defining our goals. Great benefits and wonderful teammates.

    Cons

    Sometimes the insane amount of information can be overwhelming. There is a lot of information to learn at Microsoft so you should be prepared to learn new things everyday.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

  2. Helpful (3)

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Great, smart, passionate people. Salary and benefits are excellent

    Cons

    Bad Managers will destroy you. Managers have favorites Stack ranking is still there The most moral ethical company- I disagree from aan employee standpoint.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire technical people into managers. Listen to your people more or they will leave you in droves as they are doing now.

  3. General Manager

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Great flexibility in spite of hard work and demanding goals. Exciting to be a part of sales/services team.

    Cons

    Poorly chosen executives. Too long identifying and managing problem executives out.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time developing leaders and managers. Work on retention strategies.

  4. Excellent Company to work for. Continuous learning

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    Former Employee - Enterprise Architect in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities to learn and advance your career. Challenging environment and advance technologies.

    Cons

    Time consuming. Work-life balance is a myth. But you have to work hard and smart to stay on the Top.

    Advice to Management

    The new management figured it out. compete and partner with all viable technologies to keep Microsoft innovating.

  5. Long Timer

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, empowered to change the world

    Cons

    Development jobs limited in location, particularly Seattle. Competitive environment.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Great Experience and Professional Growth

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    They have endless resources for personal growth and benefits for tuition reimbursement. Overall compensation and benefits are well above average Satya is a refreshing change and has made the atmosphere more collaborative

    Cons

    It's a large company and they do not move quickly as might be perceived Support Services is well behind the industry in terms of methods and modes Not open to ideas bottom up - they have to be funded top down. You can have positive ROI or innovative ideas and still not be supported or expanded.

    Advice to Management

    Just because you are Microsoft, does not mean you can not look outward for best practices. Success manager roles have been in the industry for many years as a best practice. Microsoft has only started to build out this service.

  7. great place if you're motivated

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      Current Employee - Escalation Engineer in Charlotte, NC
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      smart coworkers, diverse and inclusive staff

      Cons

      constantly on the grind, must advertise yourself and build your reputation because your manager may or may not fight for you

    • C# Programmer

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      Former Employee - Senior Escalation Engineer in Charlotte, NC
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Outstanding compensation and health benefits

      Cons

      I cannot think of any.

      Advice to Management

      Keep going with the innovations!

    • Helpful (1)

      It's a good place to work but emp performance and reviews system is still maddening.

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      Current Employee - Senior Escalation Engineer in Charlotte, NC
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Pay and benefits are competitive. Flexible work arrangements are very common. The actual work can be very interesting and rewarding once you get past all the management/corporate crap.

      Cons

      No job security. Always just waiting on the axe to fall and get shoved out. Rewards are all about how well you can market yourself to management, not about the work you do.

      Advice to Management

      Stop calibration, stack ranking, or whatever we are calling it this FY and enough with all the impact jargon and 4-5 forced "connects" each year.

    • The ultimate collaborative environment.

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      Current Employee - Support Escalation Engineer in Charlotte, NC
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Microsoft

      Pros

      Smart people who focus on having fun while getting the job done. Having an onsite cafeteria saves time during lunch hour.

      Cons

      There is a steep learning requirement when doing the initial ramp up. Be prepared to reorganize your priorities if it wasn't already 2 or 3.

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