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Updated September 18, 2018
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  • "Certain groups can have poor work-life balance" (in 1166 reviews)

  • "Outdated review system which is anything but fair" (in 526 reviews)

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  1. "TAM"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Amazing company, amazing culture.

    Cons

    Some big company red tape, but expected


  2. "Escalation Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great place to work in

    Cons

    not any worth to be mentioned

  3. "Great!"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing. Managers were really great.

    Cons

    Some bad stuff. No free food.

    Advice to Management

    I mean, put salaries on glassdoors.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Great Company, Great Culture!"

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

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

    Pros

    Be yourself, encouraged to do your best, great opportunities for growth and development, great benefits and a great corporate citizen.

    Cons

    Rams inclusiveness down your throat and sets strange diversity goals that are not based on merit.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing and stop trying to atone for Satya's incident comment about women.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Very Good Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Life balance is good. In 3 years was able to work 40h every week. People are great. Campus is awesome. Lots of projects

    Cons

    Pay is low, low benefit, no free food, need to do full loop of interview to change team


  6. "Positive change to culture and leadership mindset"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    - Good worklife balance
    - All kinds of opportunities and role available

    Cons

    - Pay is less as compared to other tech companies


  7. "Awesome"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice worker, a good place to learn a lot

    Cons

    Need a lot of dedication

  8. "Microsoft Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Amazing engineers working with me, among the best engineers I've ever worked with
    - Challenging and interesting project

    Cons

    - Unreasonable expectations at times


  9. "Software Engineer"

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

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent Place to work and start your career. Great mentors and Great team

    Cons

    Not any cons to think of


  10. "Good Group"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    mission oriented, open to new ideas within limits, friendly

    Cons

    inflexible deadlines and
    tedious SQL query writing

    Advice to Management

    pay for over hours work


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