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Updated May 2, 2018
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  • Certain groups can have poor work-life balance (in 1145 reviews)

  • Mid level management, review system (in 523 reviews)

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  1. "Work experience in Microsoft"

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    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. "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

  3. "Great Company, Renewed Vision"

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    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.


  4. "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


  5. "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.


  6. "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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Life of a Consultant in MCS US"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good package, fantastic work-life balance, awesome work-culture, industry defining bonus and helpful managers.

    Cons

    You have to constantly prove your mettle. More is expected in the form of Community work, cross-group collaboration, IP harvesting, helping others, mentoring new-comers and understanding group dynamics. This is a very dynamic environment. You will end up having reporting into multiple managers in a short span of time.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing at this point in time. But, as far as I can say, the top management is fantastic.

  8. "FUN FUN FUN!"

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    Former Contractor - Product Advisor in Century City, CA
    Former Contractor - Product Advisor in Century City, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Microsoft as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun Company to work for. Dancing, gaming, selling all rolled into one! Great pay!

    Cons

    I was a temporary worker. Did not have any hiring opportunities,

    Advice to Management

    Promote within to allow more job opportunities.


  9. 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


  10. "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.


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