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Updated February 14, 2019
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  1. "Great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    positivity, team work and family orientated.

    Cons

    Training program could be stronger.


  2. "great company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology, good growth if in a good team.

    Cons

    Old team has some politics that blocks the company's future growth

    Advice to Management

    Hold deep technology, invest in the future

  3. "great"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    quality of work,work culture, benefits

    Cons

    none, I like working there


  4. "Program coordinator"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good reason To tell all these matters

    Cons

    Some affectual discernment dat happens to me

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  5. "Great place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Lead in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Lead in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture to continue improving personally and as a company

    Cons

    Big company, can at times feel disconnected.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Something For Everyone"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineering Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineering Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Microsoft being as large as it is feels like a company of companies. There seems to be something for every interest, be it solving enterprise problems (Azure, Dynamics, ...), into consumer products (Xbox, Surface, Mixer, ...), e-commerce, research, education, etc.

    This also applies to organization sizes and work style (e.g. startup-y, more structured, etc).

    Cons

    Some organizations are nicer to work in/with than others. It is worth asking about micro-culture details when joining to see how they align with your likes.


  7. "Great company!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Delivery Manager in Chevy Chase, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Delivery Manager in Chevy Chase, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great for your resume! Excellent training!

    Cons

    Steep learning curve, very little guidance or supervision

  8. "A wild ride"

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Consultant
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Consultant

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

    Pros

    Huge potential
    Scale you will not see except with them

    Cons

    No work life balance at all


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Microsoft"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Design Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Satya, benefits, smart people, cultural values

    Cons

    Too many meetings; re-orgs, heavy management structure


  10. "Awesome place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, great pay, good people. A lot of growth in the business.

    Cons

    Less exposure to high growth situations of startups.