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Pros
  • One of the best places to work for with great work life balance (in 1966 reviews)

  • Working with really smart people who readily share their great insights is a humbling experience where everyone is treated as equals by all employees (in 1691 reviews)

Cons
  • Sometimes working hard means disrupting one's work/life balance for periods (in 1100 reviews)

  • Review system was not the greatest (in 519 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good overall"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Marketing Consultant in Redmond, WA
    Current Contractor - Marketing Consultant in Redmond, WA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Microsoft as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of directions & options to move within the company, good innovation.

    Cons

    Large, matrixed environment, where left hand usually doesn't know what the right hand is doing.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Consultant"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Consultant in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Marketing Consultant in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flex hours, competitive pay, interesting projects, Redmond campus caters to employees. Nice perks and fun lively environment.

    Cons

    Competitive environment, reorgs are often, lack of management training shows in how newer managers treat their teams. Microsoft seems to hire an overabundance of Type A personalities. I didn't see a lot of contract employees turning into FTE employees... the unwritten rule is you have to leave Microsoft and then "come back" a year or so later to be really considered for full-time employment.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in training including: Diversity and awareness training for unconscious biases would could be key to trigger behavioral change at Microsoft as a whole.


  4. "Challenging but amazing people."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - BRAND MARKETING STRATEGIST/CONSULTANT in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - BRAND MARKETING STRATEGIST/CONSULTANT in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft (More than a year)

    Pros

    You learn from the best of the best - and if you are in the right group - you learn from each other.

    Cons

    As a Creative, it was hard at review time - Creative KPI's are somewhat intangible - which makes it hard to prove your value add to the company.

    Advice to Management

    Look at potential hires history and try harder to understand what we bring to the table - then be more transparent about how you rank Creative KPI's vs. "others" during the interview experience.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Employee Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Consultant in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Consultant in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employment Benefits
    Technology and Infrastructure
    Global Fortune 500
    Career Advancement Opportunities
    Continued Education
    SharePoint Technologies
    Vision of Technology in the Enterprise and Workplace
    Social Computing Technologies
    Razor Sharp Management

    Cons

    Change of Management every 18 months
    Low work/life balance
    Poor Email culture/ettiquite
    Knowledgement Management Infrastructure
    Too many contractors
    Food/cafeteria, health club access should be free of charge to Microsoft Employees

    Advice to Management

    Reduce management rotation
    Encourage "giving back" to third world countries - employees want to help
    Increase work/life balance - start with more parental leave for parents with new/young children