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Pros
  • One of the best places to work for with great work life balance (in 1966 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 1691 reviews)

Cons
  • Sometimes working hard means disrupting one's work/life balance for periods (in 1100 reviews)

  • Review system was not the greatest (in 519 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent place to work - review process needs changes"

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    Former Employee - Senior Technology Solutions Professional in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Technology Solutions Professional in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working for Microsoft was a big highlight of my life, let alone my career. I enjoyed the people, technology and good work! You get to define your career for the most part, and of course play with some of the best technology on the planet.

    Cons

    There really is only one major con at Microsoft - the review process. There is so much tied up in a quarterly and annual process that it just slows everything down. It needs to be more lightweight and tied to the results you show, not all the intricate bits and pieces of the process.

    The benefits used to be top notch, but they've come down over time. It actually made it easier for me to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline reviews and use that great BI data you have to see how well your employees really are contributing - take that burden off the employees and low level management shoulders. Too much time is spent calibrating or worrying about calibration to really get anything meaningful done at times.

    Fix benefits - look to Google as the bar.


  2. "Good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Good compensation.

    Cons

    Strong corporate environment and hard to move up in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the engineers.

  3. "Promote from within"

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    Former Employee - Account Technology Specialist (ATS) in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Account Technology Specialist (ATS) in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, solid company, great benefits, good pay

    Cons

    Lack of people development and at times very political


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