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Updated Jul 21, 2019

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  1. "Overall a great company"

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

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

    Pros

    Great learning experience to begin your career. Great pay/benefits. Lots of options for internal move to get varied experiences. The Seattle area is awesome.

    Cons

    Not all teams are alike, so pick your team carefully. Growth is slow after first few years.

    Microsoft2019-07-21
  2. "Good company with employee benefits culture"

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    Current Employee - Technical Advisor in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee friendly Technology and Innovation Medical benefits In house facilities Work life balance

    Cons

    Too many benefits make a employee hard to switch Less annual salary raise

    Microsoft2019-07-21
  3. "Just started, great so far"

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      Current Employee - Senior Applications Development Manager in Tallahassee, FL
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      The benefits are amazing compared to places I've worked previously

      Cons

      I have not worked here long enough to have cons.

      Microsoft2019-07-21
    • "Good"

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      Current Employee - Global Black Belt 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Microsoft full-time

      Pros

      Learning opportunities, Customer obsession, Good culture - Diversity and inclusion

      Cons

      uncertain roles, frequent changes. Good culture, values gets diluted at the bottom of the pyramid.

      Advice to Management

      with uncertianity its hard to lead with passion. otherwise a great company.

      Microsoft2019-07-20
    • "You want to work here"

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      Current Employee - Sales in Edmonton, AB
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      -Competitive salary and performance based stock grants -Awesome CEO vision -Diversity and inclusion focus

      Cons

      -Growth numbers never cease. -Work life balance is tough and getting tougher -Complex deals make for long sales cycled

      Microsoft2019-07-19
    • Helpful (1)

      "Good benefits overall"

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

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

      Pros

      There are a lot of teams in Microsoft so if you have opportunities to transfer internally and learn new skills

      Cons

      A big company with bureaucracy and lots of bad managers. Your experience in the company will heavy impacted by your manager.

      Advice to Management

      Ensure management on all levels are good. Bad managers can have a significant negative impact on the entire team.

      Microsoft2019-07-19
    • "excellent and challneging"

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      Current Employee - Senior Market Research Manager 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      excellent working conditions and workspace, diverse culture, passion and dynamic environment, learning opportunities

      Cons

      work life balance might be challenging

      Advice to Management

      none

      Microsoft2019-07-19
    • "Great company, clear vision on technology and benefits above the market"

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      Current Employee - Partner Sales Executive in Ciudad de México
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Great place to learn and work. You will have a lot of options to develop your career plan.

      Cons

      Work and life balance can be difficult to find out

      Advice to Management

      Some managers are not qualified to influence on career development.

      Microsoft2019-07-18
    • "Good company -- teams function like startups"

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      Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Smart people -- engineers as well as PMs. Even though most engineers gripe about having too many program managers, the PMs play an important role in taking a product to market.

      Cons

      Too much volatility and re-organization. There seems to be a re-org every 6 months to a year.

      Advice to Management

      Pick a north star, and go with it -- the fail-fast routines usually imply lack of conviction.

      Microsoft2019-07-18
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