Microsoft Reviews

Updated May 29, 2020

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  1. "Excellent"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - General Manager IT Quality and Process Improvement in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    the technology available and teams are nice people in general

    Cons

    politics sometimes the people that have been there a long time drive the new people out to maintain their financial standing

    Microsoft2020-05-30
  2. Helpful (1661)

    "Thoughts after 10 years...."

    4.0
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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. "Microosoft"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Salary is pretty competitive overall

    Cons

    Work life balance sometimes is not that great

    Microsoft2020-05-28
  4. "Great Job. Really cares about their employees."

    5.0
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    Current Employee - SERVICE ADVISOR 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Microsoft Cares about their people.

    Cons

    May be hard to move up from Retail to Corporate (but if you work hard enough, it may happen!)

    Microsoft2020-05-29
  5. "Great Company"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Learning and Development Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Has a great Work life Balance

    Cons

    Nothing is a really Con

    Microsoft2020-05-28
  6. "Electrical"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Engineer in Canada, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Me encourage you to join one of our upcoming webinars

    Cons

    Tips on writing a review to avoid defamation

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    Microsoft2020-05-22
  7. "About the commpany"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer 

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for long term in covid-19 situation

    Cons

    Nothing to say, Nothing to Say

    Microsoft2020-05-22
  8. "Amazing company doing what they can to empower people and companies to do more."

    5.0
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