Microsoft Reviews in Redmond, WA | Glassdoor

Microsoft Redmond Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
5,337 reviews

Filter

Filter

Redmond, WA

5,337 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

Pros
Cons
More Pros and Cons

  1. "My experience at Microsoft"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I liked working at Microsoft.

    Cons

    Microsoft had a couple downsides.


  2. "Good to Go"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Contractor - Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    professional environment, managers are good and knowledgeable

    Cons

    shuttling between teams as a contractor, jack of all trades master of none


  3. "QA Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Quality Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Contractor - Quality Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best place to work, lot of things to learn

    Cons

    Since I started working recently, I have no Cons as such.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. "Good place if you have a good team."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Graphic Designer in Redmond, WA
    Current Contractor - Graphic Designer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, hard work, understanding schedule

    Cons

    Bad people, too many politics, very disjointed on some teams

    Advice to Management

    start hiring your contractors more, when they leave you lose all of their knowledge. I don't know how many times I've looked for a file that should be easy to find only to find that no FTE knows where it is due to a contractor being the only one handling it.


  6. "Great for Big Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sourcing Operations in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Sourcing Operations in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    We have turned a corner in terms of being more nimble

    Cons

    We are still a huge company

    Advice to Management

    Keep cutting the fat and do more with less.


  7. "A new microsoft"

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

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

    Pros

    Agile, collaborative environment. The "one" microsoft way is refreshing and makes MS an entirely new company vs the Ballmer era.

    Cons

    Still some holdouts trying to keep the old ways of internal competition rather than cooperation. Employees need to push the idea of cooperation.

    Advice to Management

    Need to see management pushing for the one Microsoft way as a priority. They need to forcibly stop the holdouts to either adapt or go elsewhere.


  8. "Job entails accounting, budgeting and controls"

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

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

    Pros

    Pay, benefits and people. Amazing culture of authenticity. Focus on delivering impact and making the company better. Rare to find this mindset elsewhere.

    Cons

    A bit ambiguous sometimes. However people are willing to take time to listen and help you through it. Other than that everything is great.


  9. "anti-productive culture of busy work over results"

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and work life balance - b/c people are not very busy

    Cons

    anti-productive culture of busy work over results


  10. "definitely one of the best companies to work for!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    many projects/products under many teams - so you can get chance to work on wide spectrum of projects. comparatively better work life balance and open culture than few other big companies.

    Cons

    Big company - so more processes and more hierarchies. Big fat middle management. Many "low skilled but talk well" personalities.

    Advice to Management

    reduce some more layers of middle management - ask them to be IC or to leave.


  11. "Good benefits"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good health insurance
    Bonus and stock options are good in long term
    You can plan your office schedule and nothing like 9-5 job. It is flexible and only thing they care is work to be done in time

    Cons

    The lesser Middle management will make the things more transparent between employee and leadership team.
    Salary and benefits are not equal within same level employees

    Advice to Management

    Good management



Showing 5,337 of 15,988 reviews
Reset Filters