Microsoft Detroit Reviews

Updated May 6, 2020

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  1. "Became the easiest paycheck I've ever had"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Eventually if you get into engineering and worked remotely you can hide for years at the same level with barely working 10-30 hours a week if you wanted. Aside from that I couldn't have asked for better perks and work-life balance.

    Cons

    Usually takes extensive travel to Redmond or extensive traveling in general to be promoted if you are a remote employee. We had 3 different mangers in a year and was going to a 4th before I decided it was enough. It takes time to set up a development path and create a relationship with a manager that knows your efforts and can represent them well. Changing mangement that often is a receipe for wasted efforts and lost morale amongst employees. Although I could have probably coasted for years receiving a great paycheck, I simply wasn't challenged enough. I ended up going to a competitor.

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    Microsoft2020-05-06
  2. "Fantastic company to pursue a long term career"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Solutions Professional in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, benefits, work life balance, leadership support and transparency

    Cons

    Pay could always be higher, but that's true for most companies and roles

    Microsoft2020-03-05
  3. "Excellent place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Sales in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best place I've ever worked.

    Cons

    I used to have to travel a lot.

    Microsoft2018-04-18
  4. Helpful (5)

    "Keep your eyes open and back covered. Trust no one."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers were great, pay was good.

    Cons

    Truth is only used as a key tenant. Dishonesty is everywhere.

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    Microsoft2017-12-02
  5. "Microsoft TSP"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Solutions Professional in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stability, trusted, vast career options, supportive community, superb pay and benefits

    Cons

    Difficult to find the "ladders." Difficult to find the "right person" when seeking info or help. Often asked to stretch beyond your personal core job priorities. Too many unfruitful meetings. Rampant favoritism and politics. Too much employee turn-over (advancement, RIF, job-switching, etc...)

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    Microsoft2017-04-17
  6. "Assistant store manager"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Assistant Manager in Warren, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people, management is awesome

    Cons

    manager support when development has peaked

    Microsoft2017-01-06
  7. "Solutions Specialist"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    *Bright and talented people *Amazing advancements in virtually every corner of technology *Inspirational place to work at *Top-notch benefits - best I've ever had anywhere *Always open to employee feedback *Pretty good on employee training & growth

    Cons

    *In certain pockets of business, there's a lot of status quo / complacency *Sometimes too much process and analysis paralysis

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    Microsoft2016-10-28
  8. "It's alright"

    3.0
    Technical Account Manager | Service Delivery Manager in Madison Heights, MI

    I have been working at Microsoft for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice salary. Networking potential is nice.

    Cons

    Always told what you do wrong, never what you do right. Very vague improvement points. No matter how much work you do it's never enough to be picked for projects. Only the favorites survive.

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    Microsoft2016-09-29
  9. "Microsoft Advertising & Online"

    5.0
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