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Updated June 24, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good work life balance, variety of work"

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly and smart people, supportive. Backstabbing is rare. Management pay attention to employees complaint and open to discussion. Pay is good relative to the stress/expectation.

    Cons

    I'm in one of the dinosaur teams where everything moves slowly. Innovation does happen but not quick enough, and there is a lot of maintanence work.

    Advice to Management

    Please figure out how to keep top performing employees.


  2. "Engagment Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to learn and grow from some seriously smart leaders

    Cons

    Politics and priority setting hinders IC performance

    Advice to Management

    Stop pigeon holing talent. Take risks on people and move them around

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Program Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, Training, people and external training.

    Cons

    Evaluations, grade on the curve performance evaluations. Too much negativity during 1:1’s. It was a "tear you down" tactic.

    Advice to Management

    Don't criticize during 1:1's they should be about guidance and support.


  4. "Sr. Software Enginneer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Reasonable paid, good benefits and opportunity to learn more technologies

    Cons

    Nothing interesting found so far.


  5. "Account Executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation, Benefits, pace of technology

    Cons

    No Work Life Balance; no training

    Advice to Management

    Fix work life balance


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Program Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits. Fast paced and always evolving. There are many opportunities for those interested in tech jobs.

    Cons

    While they can allow remote work, many divisions will not hire someone to work remote, therefore limiting options for remote work.

    Advice to Management

    Most people at Microsoft want to do a good job. Try to find the things where an employee excels and provide them opportunities.


  7. "Great benefit"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefit
    good work life balance
    lots of internal opportunities

    Cons

    engineering lead project management
    some teams are like startup
    lack of big picture

  8. "Review refers to the "Ballmer Era""

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

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

    Pros

    Great Perks
    Microsoft Give campaign led my community service hours to donate 4K to a non-profit

    Cons

    Seattle Area (the gloomy ness)
    Stack Ranking (which still exists in 2017, they just call it something else)
    Toxic Work environment for some teams (very hit or miss)


  9. "Product Advisor/Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Advisor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Product Advisor in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, flexible company to work for if you have a family. Great benefits for you and your family, 401 k and stock options

    Cons

    Non Commission based. Promotions are few and far in between. hard to get recognized based on performance. Hours are hard to come by at part time 25 average a week. Lower starting pay

    Advice to Management

    recognize your stronger employees and keep them close so they don't have to look for other sources of income


  10. "PM"

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

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

    Pros

    diversity, culture, environment, technical, ethical, solid

    Cons

    leadership, competition, promotion, vendors treatment, cafeteria


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