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Updated May 21, 2017
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  1. "Great Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Big challenges, smart people, growth opportunities.

    Cons

    - Very competitive environment
    - Feeling like a small cog in a very large machine


  2. "Finance Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Smart people around, great food

    Cons

    Boring and not challenged, very diversity oriented


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    "MSFT is a good company, but the team matters a lot"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Design Researcher in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Design Researcher in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance
    Nice salary
    Freedom to work on interesting projects
    Company giving is generous
    Free snacks and food at some locations

    Cons

    Huge differences between teams
    Rewards / Career progression aren't clear
    PM focused environment
    User research has some limited impact into products


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  5. "One of a kind with amazing learning and culture."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Global Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Global Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Respectful culture. Amazing benefits. Insane charitable match.

    Cons

    Some silos if you're not in the core divisions (OS/Office).


  6. "Senior Program Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very cool culture and the work I was doing was cutting edge.

    Cons

    The silos of management and fiefdoms made it hard to get work done. Every decision had to be vetted 4 to 5 times with more and more data presented before a manager would make a decision.

    Advice to Management

    You hire lots of smart people and even changed the review process from forced rankings to "connects" however the competition between departments is still prevalent. Also, the group I was in had developed a culture that it was best to just shut up and not speak up because of the fear of retaliation by the General Manager of the group.


  7. "Consultant - Latin America"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Juan, PR
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Juan, PR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging work, flexibility, good benefits, opportunities to learn

    Cons

    Performance measurement model, work-life balance


  8. "Solution Sales Exec"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Solutuion Sales Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Solutuion Sales Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Company with smart quality people

    Cons

    very competitive and many many rules and processes

    Advice to Management

    Get more flexible


  9. "Great place for work/life balance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great work/life balance
    - Very good benefits

    Cons

    - Sometimes need to deal with politics


  10. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Tons of benefits and reasonable hours.

    Cons

    Little ability to choose the team that you end up on when you start


  11. "Microsoft is good softward company"

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

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

    Pros

    A lot of smart people

    Cons

    Process and organization boundary impacts innovation


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