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Updated May 16, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "great place"

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    Current Employee - Big Data Architect in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Big Data Architect in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, people, package , roles

    Cons

    Big company processes, keep it simple, sorted out expenses claims it slows us down

    Advice to Management

    stay the course - your strategy is the best in the industry


  2. "Account Executive - Greatest job ever"

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, great people. Always in the fast lane. If you works hard and show up everyday, you will be rewarded.

    Cons

    Sometimes the Sr. leadership can be a little too focused on one thing (Azure) and can tend to let other things slip off the radar.

  3. "Tech giant unlike any other"

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    Former Employee - Product Support in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Product Support in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Such a buzzing environment, never a dull moment, great incentives, good support, great employees,Management very understanding and forgiving, they give insightful tuition and feedback based on necessary improvement to become an asset to the organisation, they know where and how to make the improvements. Good relocation package from the United Kingdom, office has everything required to make job easier, good social environment.

    Cons

    Can't think of any, my time at Microsoft were the best days I have ever encountered

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  4. "Business Sales Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Part of a great company

    Cons

    Role was not positioned correctly for the hired skills, many left before a year.

    Advice to Management

    Have role report to Corp, not local market


  5. "awesome"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer (SDE) II in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer (SDE) II in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good for beginners
    many perks

    Cons

    work pressure
    hectic schedule
    go for it

    Advice to Management

    need reform


  6. "Excellent environment"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    We enjoy the working atmosphere and the friendly staff around the company. Almost the salary is descent.

    Cons

    No major downsides except for the promotion structure where best candidates are not always those hired.

    Advice to Management

    The recruitment process shall not be based only on the education path but also on hands on experience acquired at Microsoft.


  7. "Solution Architect"

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    Current Employee - Solution Architect in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Solution Architect in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Best persons to work with

    Cons

    There is really nothing to complain about.

  8. "Financial Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Smart, motivated people. Amazing benefits and retirement options. Discounted lunches and a connected campus. People embrace technology and data drives all decisions.

    Cons

    Huge company. Some managers are better than others. Sink or swim mentality. HR is in control (not as entrepreneurial as it used to be).

    Advice to Management

    Work on people skills. Most managers were great individual contributors but not necessarily great at the people side of the business.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Terrible company from A -Z"

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    Current Employee - Cloud Solution Architect in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Cloud Solution Architect in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free drinks
    Free snacks
    Free Shuttle (redmond)

    Cons

    everything! Microsoft is on a free fall, most employees are unhappy and although they pretend otherwise every body knows it is a lost game for Microsoft.
    1) Partners are leaving Microsoft like autumn leaves falling off of a tree, Microsoft hires and in contrary to what satya mumbles continuous to hire stereo types employee who know nothing about business and how to treat partners and clients, most MS FTE employees thiink company is doing well - from consumption to technology MS has nothing to offer - shamelessly copis from Apple and evern small startups to hang there as portray company as cool - it is quite sad.
    Company needs a blood transfusion here are my 2cents
    1) Fire all of your Partner XX (PTS , PAM, ...) they are not doing anything
    2) Change v- to FTE this is not 1800 - leanrn from civil movement- your name is no longer good on resume as most companies resent you - you are equal to wallmart !
    3) Stop buying technologies you were not able to expand and stop killing them - I mean mobile and phone business - side kick - Nokia ! come on you know you cant do this
    4) Stop copy cating small open source companies - you have already lost the boat - too late too little so dont mess with IoT and Raspberry pi and Arduino and Adafruit - no matter how many times ou print their logo and beg you will never be an Open source company
    5) Hire smart people not snobs
    6) Provide value - what is the WPC (world partner conference ?!) why on earth they should pay $2500 + to attend a measly marketing event to watch how you fixed your last bugs
    7) Stop selling open source technogies and call it your Azure cloud - Hadoop is Google's open source technology learn how to invent and stop selling it as a hosting platform for your low quality Data centers
    8) Provide a decent innovation center - stop coping oculus drift
    9) Your interview and on boarding process is hideous

    Advice to Management

    Get out of your office and see the fall of the company


  10. "The best, and the worst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, great people, competitive salary, and the chance to work with great brands.

    Cons

    Terrible leadership, tough politics, favoritism, and a leadership team that focuses too much on "ever onward" without ever delivering on it.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people.


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