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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. Helpful (2)

    "Technology Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Optimized Desktop Architect in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Optimized Desktop Architect in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Microsoft (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and talented people

    Cons

    They will let you go in a heart beat based on politics or reorg. Won't even let you apply for internal jobs. They are absolutely heartless when it comes to treating people right. I can't count the number of good, talented people who were let go for trivial reasons. I was there for over 12 years until it happened to me too.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that your people are your best asset. Lip service doesn't do it. Treat people right.


  2. "Messaging Field Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Premier Field Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Premier Field Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Knowledgeable Peers, Lots of travel, Yearly team building events.

    Cons

    Review structure lacking and constantly changing. Management claims they promote work/life balance, but critique against peers who do not have any, so you are expected to perform the same.

  3. "sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    great company and benefits great schedules

    Cons

    none to speak of great company


  4. "The right group and manager will make or break you."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid pay, flexible schedule, strong benefits and dedicated colleagues.

    Cons

    Subjective recognition, ranking and reward process. Move up or move out in order to sustain your career. Your success is based on the group you are in protecting you and not a reflection of your performance.

    Advice to Management

    Peel the onion to get to the truth. Question the facts with award submissions and go to the submitter not the manager. Clean up numerous sales resources calling on the same customer and partner.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Product Advisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Advisor in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Product Advisor in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay.
    Great Coworkers.
    Different work everyday

    Cons

    Bureaucracy
    Micro-Management
    High Sales Goals
    Constant stress to achieve outlandish goals
    No appreciation for effort

    Advice to Management

    Dont micro-manage so much


  6. "Best Job I Have EVER Had!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Business Development Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredibly brilliant - Strategically Relevant

    Cons

    None... I sbso.lutely LOVE this company

    Advice to Management

    Keep the vision going


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Carefully negotiate your position within Microsoft... lest you are stuck at a lower level than you want."

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    Current Employee - Product Technology Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Product Technology Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Technology, period. Microsoft has some of the brightest people in the world contributing to the common goal of advancing technology.

    Cons

    Where you are hired in at, is where you will stay. Microsoft only promotes after years of "Microsoft" experience. If you are an experienced individual... make sure you negotiate your desired level before you join! No matter how hard you may work and excel, you will be trapped unless you can convince a senior level manager to skip promote you—you will be stuck close to where you were hired in. Check with other Microsoft personnel as to where you are in the overall scheme of things before you sign on the dotted line.

    Advice to Management

    Think about merit advancement, tine time-based!


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