Microsoft Richmond Reviews

Updated May 17, 2015

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    "Excellent place to work - review process needs changes"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Technology Solutions Professional in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for 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.

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    Microsoft2015-05-17
  2. "Good company to work for"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Good compensation.

    Cons

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

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    Microsoft2014-02-19
  3. "Promote from within"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Technology Specialist (ATS) in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great culture, solid company, great benefits, good pay

    Cons

    Lack of people development and at times very political

    Microsoft2014-01-17

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