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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Benefits are great as well as the culture

    Cons

    Work life balance does not exist but you need to set your own pace to find it.

  2. Helpful (4)

    "Horrible, toxic and overly political"

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    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Manager in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and salary Tasty subsidized food at almost every cafe on campus Excellent for employees with children ( most managers are super flexible on work schedule) Incredibly intelligent business leaders-(specifically within engineering)

    Cons

    I don't even know where to begin. As a seasoned HR professional, I am appalled at the bait and switch strategy that was used to get me to join Microsoft. I have over 7 years of strategic HR Management experience within the tech space and left an amazing company/team/boss to make one of the worst decisions of my life. I was told coming in that I would supposedly be doing "big" things, but I quickly realized that I was...

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  3. "Senior HR Manager"

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    Current Employee - Sr. Human Resources Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Inspiring global reach - where else can you impact BILLIONS with a mission to "empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more". Satya Nadella's "Hit Refresh" culture is spot on. We are not the old Microsoft ... but not yet all we want to be. Benefits are INCREDIBLE. Pay is targeted in the top 2/3rds. Endless opportunities to grow and be challenged.

    Cons

    Our size, business complexity, and momentum is a blessing and a curse. Our challenge is to be agile (innovators dilemma), keep the customer at the heart of everything we do (despite layers of overhead), and embrace a "growth mindset" culture (when billions are seemingly at stake).

    Advice to Management

    Our mission, values, and strategy seems on target ... now live them out with full integrity.

  4. "Great company to work for and develop a career."

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    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Amazing benefits. You get to work with incredibly intelligent colleagues and have diverse set of career opportunities. Incredibly strong company leadership.

    Cons

    Can have an intense work environment lacking in balance during certain times of the year. Continued opportunity to breakdown silos across organizations but great traction as of late.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to evolve to meet the company culture and mission Satya put in motion the last few years. Build community amongst your teams and extended partners. We all want to be part of something bigger and be in it together.

  5. "Satya is changing MSFT in amazing ways!"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    New leadership is driving a very inclusive culture, whereby, everyone can make a significant impact!

    Cons

    The company is very Redmond focused

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Like the direction, but at what cost??"

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    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Manager in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company CEO change was long over due and is making an impact in showing our longer term strategy. Good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Folks are overworked right now, with no end in sight and management is not empathetic. Some pockets of management are way too political. New 'review' process seems disjointed as well as how rewards are determined. They say there is not a curve but when you have to manage to a budget the reality is there has to be a curve or stack ranking to manage to the bottom line.

    Advice to Management

    Be fully authentic about review/rewards process. Continue to break down political barriers that keep us from getting out work done across the company.

  7. Helpful (5)

    "Senior HR Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Human Resources Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic company that's focused on developing and rewarding top talent. Resources are abundant and aspirations are high, so there's always some interesting work to get involved with.

    Cons

    Over-segmentation of HR roles makes it difficult to get the breadth necessary to grow into more senior leadership positions at smaller-sized businesses.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the focus on growing and developing top talent.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing Company"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Great company in the midst of very positive change.

    Cons

    Lots of ambiguity during these times of change

    Advice to Management

    Stay close to your great people. They are hard to replace.

  9. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Career development, company leaders do a good job communicating, employee stock programs, focused on building diverse workforce

    Cons

    Fast moving industry leads to having lots of challenges

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Attacked on all fronts"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits High total compensation great facilities

    Cons

    Too much political behavior poor internal diversity programs

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your culture.

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