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Microsoft Los Angeles Reviews

Updated July 26, 2018
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  • "Certain groups can have poor work-life balance" (in 1156 reviews)

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  1. "Work experience in Microsoft"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging, opportunity, technology, innovation, growth hacking

    Cons

    apart from the fact that the team size can sometimes be big nothing else is a con


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Account Specialist"

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    Current Contractor - Marketing Account Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Contractor - Marketing Account Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company, everyone is really nice & the hours are flexible.

    Cons

    You are not an FTE so you don't get any of the perks (you can't go to team bonding events or lunches). If you want to move up, you can't talk to a Microsoft FTE about it, you have to apply through the Microsoft jobs portal (seems backward since you work with these people every day). Managers will just hire from outside not within.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your contract employees and hire within your office!

  3. "Solution Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay is average, lots of retreads from other companies and new college hires

    Cons

    very political environment, you spend more work internally than in the field trying to defend yourself from others, company uses AI and ML to measure your performance


  4. "Great Company, Renewed Vision"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Community Development Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Community Development Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love the benefits here. In addition to the standard dental, health, 401K; also little perks like Stay Fit reimbursements (on gym memberships, workout gear, etc), tuition reimbursement, and even adoption fees. Great CEO, he has completely done an overhaul and started to shift the culture and mission in a huge way.

    Cons

    The largest downside is that receiving internal job transfers/promotions is exceedingly more challenging than I would have ever imagined. Also, pay increases are very low each year, and in my role, the bonuses are insignificant.

    Advice to Management

    Please try your best to value and invest in current employees, so they don't become jaded. People are the single greatest commodity of an organization and often it feels like we are disposable when we give our all.


  5. "Technical Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Technical Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Great work and life balance

    Cons

    Low salary, low perks, few carrier opportunities


  6. "Sales Executive"

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

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance, decent pay, challenging evolving products.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity to move around if you live outside Redmond.


  7. "very nice company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    easy to work, better life

    Cons

    no cons, very good company

    Advice to Management

    nothing

  8. 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


  9. "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.


  10. "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


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