Microsoft Charlotte Reviews

Updated May 20, 2020

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  1. "Amazing company doing what they can to empower people and companies to do more."

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits and fun place to work

    Cons

    Lots of areas of knowledge and fast ramp-up.

    Microsoft2020-05-20
  2. "Incredible place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Support Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a challenging job but so rewarding and such a positive environment

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Microsoft2019-12-13
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    "Great company to work for"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great culture, especially after Satya became CEO. Lots of innovation.

    Cons

    Career opportunities are very limited outside of Redmond.

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    Microsoft2019-11-08
  4. "Great company!"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Escalation Engineer in Charlotte, NC
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work Life Balance top priority

    Cons

    No vision in the CSS organisation

    Microsoft2019-09-29
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Happy to have worked here for nearly a decade!"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Customer Service Representative in Charlotte, NC
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Spirit of comrade and a desire to see colleagues advance in their career.

    Cons

    Unless you have a loaded educational background or certification, your ability to become a full time employee (as opposed to a contractor) can be an uphill battle despite your tenure with the company.

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    Microsoft2019-09-12
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    "Great place to work if work is the only thing you have in your life"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Escalation Engineer in Charlotte, NC
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn and grow Work with smart people Benefits are great Great place to learn about latest technology

    Cons

    Demanding schedule. Due to highly competitive nature there is a lack of collaboration High expectations without a concrete goal - often times, managements expects you to work hard, make impact etc, without any clear goal or objective. Not the best place for women for a long term career. Microsoft in general is trying hard to improve its image about gender bias, however, in technical role, with close to 90% male employees it is not a good environment for women to stay long term. For short term this is a great place to learn and having experience in Microsoft goes a long way in your resume. I would recommend Microsoft as a place to start your career, then, have a exit strategy before you burn out. The culture and work schedule / demand will take up most if not all of your time. This is a highly competitive place and demands all your attention and energy, which in turn can cause lot of stress. As long as you can work hard to get the great review, this will be a good place for you. You should plan to leave as soon as you realize that you are not able to keep up with the demand.

    Microsoft2019-09-10
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Smartest People in the World Work Here"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Support Escalation Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great Opportunity to grow and learn. Very smart people to work with, in general. All the latest and greatest toys.

    Cons

    Continuous push for growth. Once you falter, you can never recover and might linger around for years before they fire you.

    Microsoft2019-06-21
  8. "Good company to work for"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Azure Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Atmosphere and opportunity to learn

    Cons

    Management could be better than it is currently.

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