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Updated August 1, 2018
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  1. "Microsoft is an excellent company"

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

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

    Pros

    You manage your own time and can work remotely

    Cons

    A lot of quota pressure, could be difficult


  2. "Network engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in New York, NY

    I worked at Microsoft (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learning, good salary, good management team

    Cons

    overwhelming projects and no work balance

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Happy so far...still new"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Premier Field Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Premier Field Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits aren’t as good as they used to be, but better than my previous jobs.

    Cons

    Somewhat difficult to navigate the expectations of my role.

    Advice to Management

    Offer better role definitions and clearer expectations to new hires.


  4. "Good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good Benefits, good life and work balance. You will have the opportunity to work with cutting edge technologies

    Cons

    Management requires that you work on additional projectn. Need to keep up with certification requirements. Always and I will say again be ready lay off anytime.


  5. "Programmer/Trainer"

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

    I have been working at Microsoft as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They let you just do what you are good at. No micro-managing

    Cons

    None I love it here. Best job ever!

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good benefits, bad development"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Advisor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Product Advisor in New York, NY

    I have been working at Microsoft part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's an amazing company to work for and put on your resume, and well as makes you feel so proud to be there and part of a huge picture.

    Cons

    They aren't as great with development, and you're surrounded with people that are getting paid to do nothing while you are pulling all the weight. But that happens anywhere you work.


  7. "Services Sales"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales & Service in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales & Service in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexibility, benefits, salary, vacation time, reputation

    Cons

    a lot of hours, processes

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Big name player in the industry"

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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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are second only to amazon and google. Other companies in other industries do not come close with benefits. Excellent vision , mindset and leadership from the CEO Satya Nadella.

    Cons

    In the field, for sales and services it is really all about hitting your numbers vs what the CEO says the bison is, which is being customer obsessed. Forcing customers to buy what you need them to buy to hit your sales numbers to get paid is not being customer obsessed it’s being obsessed with making money short term.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your corporate sales leaders are thinking long term vs making a buck this quarter to keep the street happy.


  9. "Cloud Specialist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cloud Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Cloud Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, culture, technology, challenges, pay

    Cons

    not customer focused shiny penny syndrome


  10. "Incredible company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Evangelist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Evangelist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Incredible salary, stock, & bonus
    - Fantastic benefits
    - Tons of growth, lateral or vertical
    - Great for families

    Cons

    - Can't think of any cons that are unique to the company.

    Advice to Management

    - For technical roles, hire based on technical competence


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