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  1. "Great Company"

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

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Competitive pay, when stock awards kick in it really helps, flexible work environment

    Cons

    Open workspaces, bureaucracy, some employees are entitled.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Microsoft has a great culture and the people are wonderful to work with. They have a great work/life balance with lots of flexibility. The benefits were amazing.

    Cons

    As priorities changed, I found myself working on very different work than I was hired for, which I didn't enjoy as much and couldn't perform as well in. It was frustrating because I felt there was still valuable work in my area of expertise, but it was being almost eliminated from the list of priorities. There wasn't much to assist in a transition to a new role; only pressure to adapt to the change.

    Advice to Management

    I think having more help to transition into better positions as products change could be very valuable in keeping people working in their best areas, rather than enforcing flexibility. Specialized experience can bring a lot of value, and losing that entirely because a specific team no longer needs it is unfortunate.

  3. "Work"

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

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

    Pros

    Smart People who know what they are doing

    Cons

    No cons. It is one of the best companies that people die to work for

    Advice to Management

    No advice. Management is pretty chill

  4. "Great company with great benefits!"

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    Current Employee - Retail Partner Store Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    - Senior leadership is keeping the company going in the right direction - Benefits are outstanding - Company allows you to do your job without much hassle

    Cons

    - Some resources are difficult to navigate - A lot of politics are played

  5. "Great Stable Place To Work"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager 
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    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    -great hours -great pay -smart people to work with

    Cons

    -lots of processes around releasing features

  6. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Director 
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Great culture, work experience and benefits

    Cons

    Too political at times

  7. "Great learning | Bad politics"

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    Current Employee - Program Management 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    hackathon knowledge sharing ability to find information from internal communities

    Cons

    larger groups struggle and continue to support the old guard culture. If you thrive in politics but not high-value, customer-focused work aligned with data, you will do well here. If you don't fancy politics, find a smaller team at Microsoft or go work for Amazon.

    Advice to Management

    Use your employee internal and public data to surface managers that embrace the new culture and weed out those that do not. Red flag managers that are laid off but then secure positions with friends. You can tell who is holding on until their retirement vs someone truly passionate about their work and the opportunities ahead. Good employees leave bad managers...

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Best Job / Company I ever worked for"

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      Former Employee - Senior Technical Account Manager 

      I worked at Microsoft full-time

      Pros

      Autonomy in role is great but you must be self directed. if so, you will thrive.

      Cons

      Full Time plus commitment required. This is not a company to work for if you are afraid of putting in the hard work for a big reward.

      Advice to Management

      Feedback on a regular basis

    • "Its a company that gives you opportunity to grow in different roles"

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      Former Employee - Business Program Manager in Seattle, WA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Great People, Great Leader (Satya Nadella), opportunities to learn and grow on the job

      Cons

      Its is improving, but there is still a lot of internal process, meetings, calls, ppts that blocks you to be in front of customers and partners. Too much reorganizations, not allowing time to measure the impact and results of the recent changes.

      Advice to Management

      Microsoft needs to have a better change management to avoid loosing talented people.

    • "Review"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Microsoft full-time

        Pros

        Great work life balance, flexibility

        Cons

        Lots of middle management, cross-org collaboration is not efficient

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