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Updated November 14, 2017
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Pros
  • One of the best places to work for with great work life balance (in 1947 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 1682 reviews)

Cons
  • Sometimes working hard means disrupting one's work/life balance for periods (in 1093 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great Place for Career Growth"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Account Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Work/Life Balance, Work from Home

    Cons

    Processes, long waits for solutions, team communications


  2. "great"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SWE in Sea Girt, NJ
    Former Employee - SWE in Sea Girt, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft (More than a year)

    Pros

    high salary good company good coworkers

    Cons

    tired sometimes we have to work overtime

  3. "Technical Solution Professional"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Solution Professional in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technical Solution Professional in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and latest technology.

    Cons

    Culture extremely competitive within teams due to the "stack ranking" legacy. Top heavy.

    Advice to Management

    Transform from a sales culture to an engineering culture.


  4. "ATS - Account Technology Strategist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Technology Strategist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Technology Strategist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exposure to wide range of technology, customer engagement and partner ecosystem

    Cons

    Long working hours and very political internal landscape

    Advice to Management

    Change job to more closely align as a traditional sales engineer.


  5. "Great Company with great benfits"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, they allow you the freedom to be creative and take charge

    Cons

    None other then the normal politics in any company


  6. "Rating by MCS Consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits
    Diversity in the work you can do
    Influence
    Working with great people

    Cons

    A lot of jargon
    Long hours
    Career stagnation
    Big company = bureaucracy
    Politics


  7. "Product Advisor Role"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consumer Product Advisor in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Consumer Product Advisor in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great opportunity to showcase new Microsoft products
    interview process wasn't as difficult
    small bonus was given to the store if they hit the goal

    Cons

    no commission structure, I brought ridiculous amount of revenue to the store but there was never commission
    i worked full time hours for the most part but there was never an opportunity to go full time

    Advice to Management

    give those employees that show true dedication full time opportunities

  8. "A new great experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Programming in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Programming in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was my chilhood dream to work at Microsoft.

    Cons

    There were no such things as cons.


  9. "reseptionist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Reseptionist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Reseptionist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    talking to people while im working

    Cons

    sitting in chair for so long

    Advice to Management

    keep it up


  10. "Microsoft is an average company."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people who work there

    Cons

    The company microsoft is too bureacatic

    Advice to Management

    Freedom


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