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Updated Mar 27, 2020

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  1. "Great company"

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

    I have been working at Microsoft part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great benefits, very competitive salary

    Cons

    can be fast paced and a competitive environment

    Microsoft2020-03-27
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    "Thoughts after 10 years...."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    1. If you love tech, this is a great place. No doubt you'll talk tech (mostly the MSFT stack) from enterprise to consumer - from PCs to phones to Xboxes - from datacenter to desktop. 2. What were GREAT benefits are now VERY GOOD (took a small step down) but still probably better than you'll find at 99% of large corporations. If you've got family - the value of the benefits is even higher. 401k match is nice. 3. Even with it's struggles MSFT is still a cash printing machine. This means if you can keep your nose clean and do reasonable work, you can have a stable job, pay your bills, feed your family, and not worry (too much) about layoffs. The stock you own likely won't tank, but probably won't go up much either. You'll get a bonus each year and some stock. It's a decent life if you aren't looking to light the world on fire.

    Cons

    Brand on Your Resume: After many years of losing market share and struggling to be at the front end of innovation and the fact that there's 90,000 employees, don't think MSFT is necessarily going to be attractive on your resume to more agile and smaller companies. Managing Your Career: Make you say this out loud so it registers - 90,000 employees work there. Double that for vendors. It is VERY hard to "stand out" and move up in the company. Don't expect your manager to be much of an advocate or enabler to help you meet your career goals - they are basically trying to survive the stack rank every year too. Not familiar with the stack rank? Check out the 2012 Vanity Fair article called "Microsoft's Lost Decade".

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    Microsoft2013-01-29
  3. "Best place to work"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    nice environment, nice colleagues and nice boss

    Cons

    it is far from home

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    Microsoft2020-03-27
  4. "Great Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Microsoft campus is a great place to work at.

    Cons

    Didn't experience any cons during my time.

    Microsoft2020-03-26
  5. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Great management and great team members

    Cons

    Don't have any to list

    Microsoft2020-03-26
  6. "marketing - intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern 

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Stable work, good pay, and exciting

    Cons

    none come to my mind at the moment.

    Microsoft2020-03-27
  7. "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits, Culture, Pay, people, are great

    Cons

    Cons are some of management is disconnected

    Microsoft2020-03-25
  8. "Simply Fantastic"

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

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

    Pros

    The pay, benefits, culture, and ability to move around within the company is fantastic.

    Cons

    I honestly cannot think of any.

    Microsoft2020-03-24
  9. "Great company.. Silo’d and some empire building."

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    Principal Member of Technical Staff in Eagle, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Working on massive billion dollar worldwide technology. Fast moving. There is money to fund programs other companies simply can’t afford to do. They also carry massive influence when dealing with vendors.

    Cons

    The organization has way too many product managers. There is not enough thought to long term investments and technologies that need to be researched. Everything is assumed to be a workable technology and program even if it’s still an experiment. You can’t program manage technologies that aren’t ready for prime time. There is also some empire building.

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    Microsoft2020-03-24
  10. "I truly love my job"

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    Current Employee - Support Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Flexibility - Growth - Accessibility - Incredibly intelligent peers

    Cons

    - Can be hard to move up in support engineering

    Microsoft2020-03-24
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