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Microsoft Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2019

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  1. "Company on the rise again"

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      Current Employee - Sales in Seattle, WA

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

      Pros

      Love it. Amazing transformation under Satya

      Cons

      Need to move faster to address competitive threats

      Microsoft2019-07-17
    • "Good place to work"

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

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

      Pros

      Exciting business, good culture, good work life balance.

      Cons

      Can be top heavy therefore hard to get promotions.

      Microsoft2019-07-16
    • "World class vision with a renewed sense of purpose in the technology world. But with its bureaucratic woes!"

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      Current Employee - Data & Applied Scientist in Redmond, WA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Smart people with great career mobility, upwards and laterally

      Cons

      Often slow. Marketing org is fairly political, which can be a good place to learn the game but equally demotivating at times.

      Microsoft2019-07-15
    • "Excellent design driven organization"

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      Current Employee - Senior Designer in Redmond, WA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      The company won design award from AIGA. It has become very design driven in certain organizations. The company has shipped innovative products and kept on improving them, which is hard to see in tech industry nowadays. The company has solid business model that makes it a cash cow not relying on selling user data. In general the company image is ethical and Bill Gates and Satya are cool considered to be cool public figures...

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      Cons

      The products of today are solid revenue stream and there are futuristic products such as HoloLens but there are less in between innovations that could bridge the two categories of products at this point. Some organizations suffer from politics in the leadership team. Good news is that they get removed if they really mess up.

      Microsoft2019-07-14
    • "Great Culture under Satya"

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      Current Employee - Channel Account Executive in Newark, NJ
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      -good pay, great teams, great culture, great technology

      Cons

      Long hours, need a strong commitment, need to be able to deal with ambiguity as the culture changes and grows.

      Advice to Management

      Align us to markets as a company more precisely to products and company growth. Make us One Microsoft as we say we strive for.

      Microsoft2019-07-13
    • "Great work life balance"

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      Current Employee - Data Scientist in Redmond, WA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Microsoft has great work-life balance

      Cons

      Some groups are very poorly managed

      Microsoft2019-07-13
    • "Amazing place to work. Love everything about it"

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        Current Employee - Good 

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

        Pros

        Awesome work environment. Love the people I work with

        Cons

        None that comes to mind at the moment

        Microsoft2019-07-13
      • "Good experience so far"

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

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

        Pros

        Quite good experience so far.

        Cons

        Salary and stock is below industry average.

        Microsoft2019-07-12
      • "Good"

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        Former Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

        Pros

        Lots of interesting work to get stuck into.

        Cons

        no real cons to think off.

        Microsoft2019-07-11
      • "Great company to work for"

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        Current Employee - Senior Security Program Manager in Redmond, WA
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        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

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

        Pros

        Lots of ability to move around within the company, easy to find groups doing something of interest. Good work-life balance and flexible schedules. Awesome transportation options including: company buses, van pool support, public bus passes. Great emphasis on diversity and inclusion and equality. Building a culture where people are truly valued and not just a replaceable cog in the machine. Lots of opportunity and great...

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        Cons

        Commutes are ridiculously long in Redmond, even with transportation options provided by the company. Most senior managers live close so maybe they don't feel the pain. I spend 2-3 hours per day on the company bus (but at least there is WIFI, so it isn't a complete loss). Some groups are ok with regular remote work, while others insist physical presence everyday. It would be nice to see more allowance for working remote...

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        Microsoft2019-07-10
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