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Updated May 24, 2017
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  1. "Retail Store"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Learning Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Retail Learning Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Culture and employee Benefits

    Cons

    Work life balance is inconsistant


  2. "Love working for MSFT"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Huge opportunity for impact, company really cares about you and the world. Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Lots of duplication in roles/ disagreements between execs and priorities.

    Advice to Management

    Make groups work together. Push teams to be more modern in work styles, exec reporting, etc.


  3. "Great Place to Work, but Comp Challenged in SFBA"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - National Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - National Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People-oriented, innovative culture.

    Cons

    Heavy political atmosphere, bias appears to exist against individuals NOT based in Redmond.


  4. "Senior Director Business Development"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, smart people, very respectful of diversity

    Cons

    business units don't always have the same overall company goals and there may be multiple units building same products


  5. "Great technology innovative company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Group Finance Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Group Finance Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovation, Benefits, Values, Technology, Global, Good management, Diverse and Inclusive

    Cons

    Cultural change is taking more time than expected


  6. "Sad"

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    Former Employee - Management in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Management in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Sad people to work with

    Cons

    Management heavy and overloaded bad

    Advice to Management

    DS


  7. "Group Product Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Group Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Group Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Solid people.

    Cons

    Archaic performance review system that breeds competitiveness. Not a lot of opportunity for growth.


  8. "Senior Business Program Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, smart leadership, strong embrace of diversity and inclusion, philanthropy. Some of the smartest people I know work at Microsoft.

    Cons

    As with most very large corporations, Microsoft can be slow moving and bureaucratic. It is critical to get to know people across groups and build your network.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and continue to focus on ensuring that selection of people managers are the most critical factor to retaining talent.


  9. "Strategic Account Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Strategic Account Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - Strategic Account Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    my coordinator team had great personalities and became my best friends, premium contract included PTO, overtime, etc

    Cons

    upper management are snakes, some very type-A and have not a bone of empathy or real respectable leadership, felt like I was being scrutinized under a microscope, so much monotonous long hard reporting work, wasn't treated as part of team bc contract

    Advice to Management

    quit


  10. "Works for Many, not for All...."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Technical Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay. Health care is very good. Well known brand globally.

    Cons

    Middle Management and Organizational complacency abound.

    Vision for company changes almost quarterly. Big bets like Nokia & Skype get scrapped or changed so much that the business units end up failing all together.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to a long term plan. Get rid of at least two layers of middle managers/directors and have more people working rather than pushing powerpoint presentations.


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