Microsoft Raleigh Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2020

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  1. "A great place to work if you can"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Raleigh, NC
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    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The culture is probably my favorite thing. Lots of benefits. Very easy to find support to grow and learn. Tons of work/life balance.

    Cons

    Internal mobility is just bad. It's very difficult to find new challenges or opportunities. The career page is often outdated and rarely captures what's out there. This is reflected in the hiring process, which is equally unorganized.

  2. "Best job I've ever had"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Cloud Solution Architect in Raleigh, NC
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Microsoft is THE tech company to work for. I was hired during the Ballmer era and the company today is incredibly different - fun, innovative, compassionate, and everything is firing on all cylinders. You'll work hard...i mean REALL HARD. But you'll love it.

    Cons

    You HAVE to love what you do passionately and love learning, because that's what every single day will be. If you want to do the same thing every day, this isn't the job for you. It can be hard to maintain work-life balance because its so easy to work wherever you have internet connectivity.

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  3. "Great Experience"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The company mission and leadership is inspiring

    Cons

    May have more responsibility at a smaller startup

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    "Amazing company with amazing benefits"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Group Engineering Manager in Raleigh, NC
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    Positive Outlook
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    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits, Impact, Interesting work & CEO is the best

    Cons

    Politics at work, Sometimes it is hard to understand review system

  5. "Great company"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company lots of benefits. Lacks aspirational goals sometimes since money doesn’t seem to be an issue. Great company if you’re settling down

    Cons

    Processes can sometimes be all over the place. There can be some lack of focus in what your team is trying to achieve but this really depends on the organization you’re in.

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  6. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Raleigh, NC
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I get to work with top-notch talent, work on products that impact millions of people, and work with the latest development methods and technologies.

    Cons

    I work with teams in 3 different time zones, which can be a challenge

  7. "Amazing place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
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    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people, great technology - rapid pace.

    Cons

    There are none - it's truly a great place to work.

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    "Good technical challenge"

    4.0
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    Software Design Engineer II in Raleigh, NC
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Microsoft for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexible time and goals, you get to work with really smart people

    Cons

    restrictive company, hard to find a place where you do what you love, the review process does not work.