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Updated December 15, 2018
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Program Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Challenging work and collaboration with brilliant coworkers.

    Cons

    Many horrible managers who are more focused on politics and their own self being.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in good people managers


  2. "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Excellent place to work

    Cons

    do not have specific cons.

  3. "Great company"

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

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and employees are helpful

    Cons

    It's a Big company, so expect mechanics/logistics of working in a big company


  4. "Great company to work for!"

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, culture and team.

    Cons

    Observed no notable cons for the company. Amazing experience working here.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  5. "Microsoft Work Culture Review"

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

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

    Pros

    The work culture and the environment is super beneficial to the employees.

    Cons

    Employees get too comfortable with the benefits and loyalties and might stick to a single team in Microsoft for a long time


  6. "Microsoft takes very good care of their employees"

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

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Salary and Bonuses are very generous (can you say golden handcuffs?)
    Benefits are excellent
    Good teamwork within my workgroup

    Cons

    While Satya has done a terrific job of changing the culture to a more positive stance, There is still a ways to go to achieve his "One Microsoft" vision.

    Advice to Management

    "One Microsoft" is an excellent target. You may need to double down on the message / reinforcement.


  7. "Account Technology Strategist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great culture and good work-life balance

    Cons

    Too many processes and it's a big company so it's easy to get lost in the crowd

  8. "Top notch benefits and work like balance"

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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

    Great work like balance, benefits and career oportinities

    Cons

    Inefficiencies from time to time


  9. "Good work life balance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance and good job outlook

    Cons

    Management can be risk aversive


  10. "Big and varied, for all that entails"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Very wide range of opportunities. Some teams doing truly innovative work, whether in terms of product innovation, organizational structure, product strategy, etc.

    Cons

    Very wide range of opportunities. Easy to land in a place which doesn't suit your interests or capabilities. Sometimes socially/politically different to change teams.