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Updated January 29, 2018
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  • Certain groups can have poor work-life balance (in 1124 reviews)

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  1. "Enjoying Azure and Satya"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Satya is reforming Microsoft starting with Azure.

    Cons

    It’s taking a long time to get to more toxic areas of the company like Bing. Bing is a mess and completely politically charged with rest and vest managers.

    Advice to Management

    Scrutinize Bing Partner level management. They’re underperforming and have an intimidating environment. Continue proliferating Azure’s culture across the company.


  2. "Finance PM @ Microsoft"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Redmond, WA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    pays well, good place for personal development

    Cons

    somewhat negative environment/culture, highly siloed

  3. "Negative employment experience"

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    Former Contractor - Senior Marketing Project Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Contractor - Senior Marketing Project Manager in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, great pay, nice offices

    Cons

    No onboarding experience, no direction from manager, no opportunity to perform the work I was hired in to do, poor treatment by manager from day one

    Advice to Management

    Implement contractor feedback into your process so that managers are held accountable for poor treatment of contactors


  4. "Agile manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Agile Project Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Agile Project Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    initiate my professional career with Microsoft Technology

    Cons

    worked with company vendor is quite differ compare to their own premises .

    Advice to Management

    Good management .


  5. "The transformation will take time"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company is comfortable for employees

    Cons

    Company does not give ambitious contributors enough opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Be customer obsessed rather than internal obsessed or manager obsessed


  6. "Good While It Lasted"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was a good company to work for.
    Smart people, technologically curious and forthright.
    Interesting work, lots of diversity in employees and job responsibilities.
    Good severance package.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, I was part of the Nokia acquisition that resulted in the closing of our R&D site.
    It's so big that processes and procedures were lacking.
    Lots of red tape.
    Poor severance communication policies.

    Advice to Management

    None; I understand the business decision, especially after new leadership took over.


  7. "Awesome!! I've had a great time and am looking to move up. It's been very rewarding. Highly recommend it."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Contractor - Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everything is a pro. The people. Ability to move latterly and learn. Work/life balance and so much more. I'm in services. Other departments have other cultures.

    Cons

    There aren't really any. Free lunch everyday would give great but I'm just trying to fill the twenty word minimum here

  8. "Contractor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Project Manager
    Former Contractor - Project Manager
    Recommends

    I worked at Microsoft as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great work and technology exposure
    Very good work culture
    Fantastic Campus

    Cons

    None that I know of


  9. "Microsoft was a wild ride"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Project Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Technical Project Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well funded and resourced. Smart and dedicated people. Global presence.

    Cons

    Everything is urgent. Round the clock e-mails. Lots of cancelled projects.

    Advice to Management

    If everything this is hair-on-fire urgent, then nothing is.


  10. "PM"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    diversity, culture, environment, technical, ethical, solid

    Cons

    leadership, competition, promotion, vendors treatment, cafeteria