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Updated July 26, 2017
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  1. "Great Employer if on the right team/group"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company has great benefits and internal resources for training and career growth.
    Work with smart and capable individuals.

    Cons

    Your mileage may vary in the company depending on which group/team you work on.
    There are some god awful teams like the new restructured Windows team where the politics and layers of incompetent management will drive you insane.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the multiple layers of incompetent management and allow teams to be more agile and deliver features/products which truly delight customers.


  2. "Software Engineering Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large customer base, innovative projects, agility

    Cons

    No Cons at this time

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Microsoft is undergoing a transformation"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    - Great health package
    - Good work-life balance
    - Employer really cares (great HR!)

    Cons

    - Empire building can be seen
    - Microsoft tends to throw money at problems instead of holding people accountable; too many people take their jobs for granted and don't bring in their A game to work (great place if you are hardworking, detail-oriented and humble - easy to rise among peers)

    Advice to Management

    Don't throw money at problems. Hold people accountable.


  4. "Good pay and benefits, but work not challenging and slow upper management."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Support Escalation Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Support Escalation Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, well above industry standard.
    Employee benefits almost Google-tier
    Flexible working conditions.
    Ample vacation/sick time
    Hands-off management i.e. no micromanaging.

    Cons

    Upper management is too slow to react to product changes.
    The teams I worked with only use in-house software that is clearly inferior to other offerings
    My work quickly turned tedious and after suggesting automation most of my ideas were stifled.

    Advice to Management

    Cut management positions and use software that actually works.


  5. "Field Engineer (5 yrs)"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Culture, Great people, Great Technology

    Cons

    Work/Life Balance, Utilization, Daily labor logging

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees...


  6. "Intern at Microsoft"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great program, great gifts, good for resume, high payment

    Cons

    Big company may get lost

    Advice to Management

    Put interns together more


  7. "High energy environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Leading edge technologies, great benefit package, fun environment

    Cons

    Too many re-orgs, a little bureaucratic.

    Advice to Management

    Don't make people report to 3-4 managers every year.

  8. "Great culture"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good work life balance, good compensation

    Cons

    none that I can think of


  9. "Software Engineer 2"

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

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

    Pros

    Good company. Willing to stay for more years.

    Cons

    Makes you too comfortable. So fight hard for your career.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing very serious. All good.


  10. "Account Manager"

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

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Benefits was good to receive.

    Cons

    Managers were varied in comparison to other companies.


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