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Updated January 19, 2018
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  • Generally good work life balance (in 1982 reviews)

  • Working with really smart people who readily share their great insights is a humbling experience where everyone is treated as equals by all employees (in 1699 reviews)

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  1. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Director in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reputation of the company, salary and benefits

    Cons

    Passive aggressive , cut-throat culture

    Advice to Management

    Invest in people and listen different points of view


  2. "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great team, work space and ease of parking

    Cons

    Reorgs and cyclical uncertainty for consultants

  3. "Renewing itself"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Large scale product and good work life balance

    Cons

    Not frontier tech and legacy compatibility


  4. "Going somewhere but there are still issues"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and flexible work hours.

    Cons

    It's changed a lot, but still too siloed still.

    Advice to Management

    Give some strategic direction then let the people on the ground do the work without bringing in all the politics!


  5. "It's laid back but tedious"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Laid back, not many hours, slow, can move pretty easily if you want what more can I say. Word Word

    Cons

    Pay is only ok. Slow. You often find everything in windows is a hack on a hack on a hack, not maintainable at all

    Advice to Management

    Throw out your old code and let developers do something about the lack of extensibility


  6. "MCS view"

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    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    For consulting, MCS is a good place to be, easy access to information and experts on Microsoft's platform.

    Cons

    Not a really well run consulting organization. Not well appreciated by the rest of Microsoft. Does not seem to follow consulting practices that are common in the industry.


  7. "Consumer Services Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits; ability to interact with different customers as well as approach different issues daily.

    Cons

    Unstable schedule. Really hard to advance unless you know someone who knows someone in Corporate.

    Advice to Management

    Allow all employees in the position the same opportunity to handle issues. Some locations pick favorite employee over the other and force you to demote with a title change. Other stores seem to work fine. Kenwood location management is horrible at this. Until there's new store management, I wouldn't recommend the location.

  8. "Microsoft is improving"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    The company has a huge impact and reach, especially in the workplace. If you're in the right organization you too can have a big impact.

    Cons

    Politics. There's still a lot of this by entrenched players trying to make their next promo.


  9. "Terrible for work-life balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Energetic colleagues
    Strong vision
    Strong collaboration and communication

    Cons

    Lack of work-life balance
    Low teamwork
    Lots of documentation


  10. "With the right manager and team it can be a great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Can be a really great place to work! Has all the benefits of a very generous employer, salary, benefits, perks, etc...

    Cons

    If you get on the wrong team, or have a poor leader as the head of your division then the politics can make Game of Thrones look minor league by comparison.

    Advice to Management

    Dispense of anonymous feedback in performance reviews. Base feedback strictly on measurable metrics which are shared openly and transparently with the staff before and during the review process. Get rid of overly political machiavellian leaders.


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