Microsoft Chicago Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2020

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  1. "Digitally Transforming Healthcare"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager in Chicago, IL
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent culture, salary and benefits package

    Cons

    Sometimes individuals can get lost in the big machine

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  2. "Executive Assistant"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Executive Assistant in Chicago, IL
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible remote work, offices are outstanding, top of the line, every workstation is sit to stand with the push of a button, open seating, sit where you want, does not matter, small conference rooms (telephone booth style) are open to anyone if you need privacy, free beverages, soda, juice, water, coffee, tea

    Cons

    Contractors are somewhat distanced from Microsoft employees, mostly do not feel like part of a team

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  3. "Great experience but little opportunity for advancement"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Contractor - Premium Account Specialist in Chicago, IL
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft for more than a year

    Pros

    Great team environment and culture. No micromanagement; ample resources to grow in your role. Excellent salary and work/life balance. Free snacks.

    Cons

    Vendors are, unfortunately, 2nd class citizens in the Microsoft hierarchy and some full-timers will treat you as such. You are paid to do a job and expected to do it well, but even then there is little opportunity to transition to a full time role. It can be weird to have both a vendor manager and a Microsoft manager when they don't coordinate team activities

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  4. "excellent benefits decent pay"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Program Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great growing company with a strong cloud centric TAM

    Cons

    Very large and at times bureaucratic

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  5. "Changes"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of Changes since the new CEO. The field is trying to catch up

    Cons

    You have to like change. Old management is still struggling to change

  6. "One of the best companies to work for"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity to learn and grow. Bunch of Smart people to learn from

    Cons

    Can sometimes get too license focused

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Outrageously good worker with incredible productivity."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Leader in Chicago, IL
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    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredibly high pay and amenities.

    Cons

    Long hours and a lot of strange rituals.