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Updated September 21, 2017
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  1. "MCS consultant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits and health plan but got worse the longer I was there

    Cons

    Every year Microsoft was taking away little by little bonuses and stock then the benefits went way up.

    Advice to Management

    Stop pitting employees against each other


  2. "Microsoft Student Partner"

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

    Pros

    Awesome community and networking opportunities, provides excellent mentorship and connections for young professionals

    Cons

    Engagement is not as high as it could have been

  3. "Country club life"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Don't need to work hard :)

    Cons

    Other companies ignore you after several years with Microsoft


  4. "Country club with nice benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good health benefits and 401k
    - Space to grow

    Cons

    - Comp not competitive
    - Lazy coworkers not pulling their weight


  5. "Microsoft great company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart People. People friendly. Good benefits

    Cons

    Matrix Structure. Difficlut to change roles


  6. "Good company to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    Stable, good benefit, good work-life balance.
    However the promotion is controlled by Manager.

    Cons

    Relative low income comparing to other IT company.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "It's a great gig until you get too much tenure"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Reno, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Microsoft is one of the best places to work in Reno. Great people, amazing benefits, and top pay in the area. There are plenty of challenging projects and lots of development opportunities. It's a great gig... while it lasts...

    Cons

    Microsoft Reno seems to not want employees with more than 8-10 years of experience. At the Reno office, we called it the 10-year curse, because that was often the time you'd be managed out. They focus a lot on their intern program with UNR, and that's because those are the people that will replace the tenured employees when they get laid off. It's highly frustrating that this is the norm, but I saw so many high quality employees pushed out this way. I went from being identified as Key Talent one quarter with a high review rating to being managed out the next quarter, and nothing had changed about the quality of my work. They didn't even have a rationale for this drastic change. I can tell you the rationale -- my salary, insurance, and stock options had become too expensive for their liking.

    Advice to Management

    Reconsider your outlook on experienced employees. They may be more expensive to pay and insure, but they will help keep your business strategically at the top of the industry.

  8. "Software Development Engineer - II"

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

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

    Pros

    Good place to work.

    Cons

    I don't find any throughout my career here.


  9. "Life of a Consultant in MCS US"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good package, fantastic work-life balance, awesome work-culture, industry defining bonus and helpful managers.

    Cons

    You have to constantly prove your mettle. More is expected in the form of Community work, cross-group collaboration, IP harvesting, helping others, mentoring new-comers and understanding group dynamics. This is a very dynamic environment. You will end up having reporting into multiple managers in a short span of time.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing at this point in time. But, as far as I can say, the top management is fantastic.


  10. "Great Work Conditions"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great team culture, share options, management support

    Cons

    I can not think of any negatives

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


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