Microsoft Mountain View Reviews

Updated Sep 9, 2020

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  1. "Great experience"

    5.0
    Former Intern - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    open minded, inclusive, challenging work

    Cons

    project may easily change scope

  2. "Satellite Office"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    People were great. Lots of scale to deal with

    Cons

    Since it was a satellite office, there were no good projects


  3. "Awesome"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Amazing company, friendly colleague, great wlb.

    Cons

    Politics at upper levels, less focus on quality

  4. "No longer the evil empire"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Site Reliability Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, good pay, lots of confidence in the CEO and CFO

    Cons

    It is Redmond centric so it is really hard to advance if you are in a remote office.

  5. "A decent place to work, but not without issue."

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Support Escalation Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Broad range businesses, lots of internal mobility opportunities. Culture trending in a positive direction (at least when I left). Lots of smart people. Pay + benefits generally competitive for the area, but not always up to par with the FAANG,

    Cons

    Artificial separation and politics between business units that makes it harder to get things done. At least in my org, some very short-sighted decisions that didn't make much sense.

  6. "Glassdoor Review"

    5.0
    Current Contractor - Firmware Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Microsoft for less than a year

    Pros

    Employees are sharp. Hours are 9am to 6pm.

    Cons

    Reconstruction of the Silicon Valley site. 10% of time is spent in meetings.

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Decent start right after college"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Stable company, don't need to worry about layoffs. plenty of learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Low salary compare to other companies in the bay area