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Updated August 19, 2017
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  1. "Always on Edge"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Generous donation matching.

    Cons

    Constant layoffs leave everyone on edge and create an unhealthy competitive atmosphere.


  2. "Human Resources"

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to work in many different areas

    Cons

    Career navigation can be difficult at times

  3. "Engineer"

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

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Was good they had really good benefits

    Cons

    Alot of work load especially if youre just starting out


  4. "Program Manager Lead"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, diversity, salary & benefits

    Cons

    More difficult for women as you become more senior, slow to react to market, hubris


  5. "program manager"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    great health benefits; opportunities to move around

    Cons

    political; re-org too often; not enough great people manager


  6. "Technology Solutions Professional"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Solutions Professional in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Technology Solutions Professional in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent compensation package, insurance, medical and stock plan.

    Cons

    Fearless internal competition. Lack of internal opps.

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved with the day to day work.


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    "Great company to work for with many opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Senior Data Scientist in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Data Scientist in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid, if not great, benefits, great work-life balance

    Cons

    Easy to become complacent, old-timer thrive on office politics

    Advice to Management

    Please critically examine performance of mid-lever management

  8. "awesome company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    greatest Perfect fantastic awesome Bewildering

    Cons

    This company is the greatest
    I know many many companies but this is the best
    Trust me its awesome
    Microsoft is life
     its awesome


  9. "Best company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Consumer Service Advisor
    Current Employee - Consumer Service Advisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    everything about this company is great. They treat their employees very well.

    Cons

    There are no cons working for Microsoft.


  10. "Good While It Lasted"

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

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

    Pros

    It was a good company to work for.
    Smart people, technologically curious and forthright.
    Interesting work, lots of diversity in employees and job responsibilities.
    Good severance package.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, I was part of the Nokia acquisition that resulted in the closing of our R&D site.
    It's so big that processes and procedures were lacking.
    Lots of red tape.
    Poor severance communication policies.

    Advice to Management

    None; I understand the business decision, especially after new leadership took over.


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