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Updated September 24, 2018
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  • "Certain groups can have poor work-life balance" (in 1187 reviews)

  • "Outdated review system which is anything but fair" (in 529 reviews)

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  1. "Great benefits and people"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Reno, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, people, company direction

    Cons

    Large company, lots of politics


  2. "Project Management"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, silos still exist but are changing! Benefits are superb! Amazing CEO.

    Cons

    Redmond based, getting top heavy and politics at play.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring great leaders like Satya!

  3. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Reno, NV
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice cafeteria and little else

    Cons

    Everything else. Poor mid management, incompetent project/program mangers. Needed to hire an outside contractor to teach the FTE's how to use Microsoft Project. Not one person knew what a critical path schedule was or even that their own software was supposed to produce one.

    Advice to Management

    Purge the deadwood


  4. "Lots to learn"

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    Current Contractor - Project Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Contractor - Project Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Working with great people
    - Great environment
    - Very little management oversight - you are expected to lead yourself
    - Great possibility to work remotely

    Cons

    - No training given to contract staff - so you have to feel your way around and ask lots of questions.

    Advice to Management

    Look into a standard basic training for contract staff besides the security training. Perhaps it should be on the intranet.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "No work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Delivery Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Delivery Project Manager in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    You learn a lot. Great benefits.

    Cons

    I never worked so hard. There is no work life balance


  6. "Microsoft: Cultural Transition for the Next 40 years."

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    Current Employee - Principal Project Manager in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Principal Project Manager in Boca Raton, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pays well. Culture is improving. 15k to spend on your charity every year. Values diversity, data security, innovation (engineering) Great for VR, AI and Quantum Computing. "All in" for the Cloud.

    Cons

    Still working through some cultural problems. People are compensated to meet different goals so it creates a lot of tension because we are pulling in different directions some times.

    Advice to Management

    Pick fewer goals to focus on. Align compensation plans toward those goals for everyone. Get everyone rowing in the same direction.


  7. "Finance PM @ Microsoft"

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    • 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

  8. "Enjoying Azure and Satya"

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    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.


  9. "Agile manager"

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    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 .


  10. "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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    • Culture & Values
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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