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Updated November 14, 2018
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  • "Certain groups can have poor work-life balance" (in 1189 reviews)

  • "Outdated review system which is anything but fair" (in 530 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to start your career"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits (401K match, health insurance coverage, transportation to work, etc.)

    Solid pay and work experience to build and develop your career.

    Cons

    Management can be a bit of a coin toss and bureaucracy reigns supreme across all groups


  2. "MICROSOFT"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Communications Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Communications Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits, lots of opportunities to work in different fields/products

    Cons

    Slow advancement, annual rewards are skewed.

    Advice to Management

    Enough with rewards curve.

  3. "Awesome but the team you are on matters a lot"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Communications Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Communications Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation, Benefits, Innovation, CEO are major plus. Company is viewed as one of the most innovative in tech industry. Company has really smart and dedicated people.

    Cons

    Promotioms are slow and politics rule over actual accomplishment. Too many executives runs business units with little review or accountability.

    Advice to Management

    Too much of the old guard in place


  4. "Great Place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    So much variety and opportunity to do a multitude of roles within one company.

    Cons

    Company is not as strong in consumer space as commercial


  5. "Big Pro and Con"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Communication Manager in Redmon, IL
    Former Employee - Marketing Communication Manager in Redmon, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great and smart people to work with. We respect each other, and it is so easy to work with this type of mindset people. You feel you need to do a lot but you are fulfilled after the accomplishment.

    Cons

    Restless, and lack of resources. Once in a while, there were big re-org, which you sometimes needed to see skillful and talented people had to go. It was really hard to see. Anything can be happening once the top level management people change their directions.


  6. "Sr. Executive Communications Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior Marketing & Communications Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Contractor - Senior Marketing & Communications Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, empowerment, generally good people

    Cons

    Success, WLB, and morale depend largely on your manager and what group you're in

    Advice to Management

    Satya is doing an amazing job changing the culture. Keep going on the same path!
    A more "concrete" mission - "achieve more" is not specific, compelling or visionary


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Communications Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Communications Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    work from home, flex schedule

    Cons

    no cons to share at this time

  8. "Marketing Communications Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Awesome place to learn: great technology products with breakthrough features, many smart people, great opportunities to engage with top-notch advertising agencies and external vendors, opportunities to engage with subsidiaries from all over the world.

    Cons

    No work-life balance. Performance review process created a heavy work environment and hindered creativity and productivity. Not all managers are good.


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    "Culture is slow to change"

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Communications Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Communications Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Microsoft offers a ton of room for professional career growth, whether it be advancement or trying something new. The culture change that Satya is driving towards is a positive one--towards a growth mindset, where the "how" is valued just as much (if not more) than the "what"

    Cons

    Despite the attempts to change the culture at Microsoft, there are still pockets of legacy employees who are in a fixed mindset, and struggling to adapt to the growth mindset culture. Legacy employees still like to "own" things (business processes, programs, etc). Also, given the sheer size of the company, it can be a struggle to create an agile environment. Work/life balance can be a struggle and requires constant prioritization (most managers welcome prioritization exercises).

    Advice to Management

    Continue rewarding those employees who are growth mindset employees, and continue to foster the new culture.


  10. "Microsoft"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Marketing Communications Leader in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Contractor - Marketing Communications Leader in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with very talented and driven people.
    For a FTE employee, opportunities to grow and develop further.

    Cons

    It is very difficult for the contractor to be hired on full-time bases.
    It takes usually years and can be very frustrating, because contractors are not participating in key roles within the projects.