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Updated August 1, 2018
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  1. "Product Advisor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft part-time

    Pros

    Great culture, life-work balance, good teams and managers. Feels like you are cared for and everyone is like your second family. Lot of benefits.

    Cons

    It is retail, but it is the best as it gets.


  2. "CSA Data + AI"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CSA in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - CSA in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company cares about employees. Good benefits. Work life balance. Lots opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    Products are not mature when they get released. Total compensation is less than AWS and GCP. Too much focus on competition. Some products that only Microsoft and some very close partners use

    Advice to Management

    More testing and maturity before releasing products. Less focus on competition and more focus on customer needs and product maturity.

  3. "Principal Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Engineering Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Engineering Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    smart people, scale, ambitious projects

    Cons

    bureaucracy, work-life balance may suffer

    Advice to Management

    pay attention to the satellite offices and mid-management


  4. "Informatica developer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Informatica ETL Developer in San Jose, CA
    Former Contractor - Informatica ETL Developer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    All hard work brings a profit

    Cons

    Advantages And Disadvantages of Working Shifts


  5. "Software Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    no issues with job, great work


  6. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Good company, nice projects, smart people.

    Cons

    Lots of work for a bit of progress.


  7. "Things are looking up"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Since Satya took over, the sleeping giant is awakening and jumping into cloud services.

    Cons

    Agility is something that is not coming easy for sleepy giant who is waking up....

  8. "SDE"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of smart people working around you.

    Cons

    Lots of smart people who wants to leave MS.


  9. "Probably has gotten better s"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Plenty or resources, good compensation and benefits, peace between re-orgs, and balanced in terms of demands and personal life.

    Cons

    You get paid to do not to think, anxiety around regular re-orgs, 5% bottom, and not a very stimulating or challenging environment.

    Advice to Management

    From the outside it seems that Satya is doing a lot of good things... keep it up.


  10. "i ike it"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    benefits advantages promotion work enthiasastic

    Cons

    low pay no free time work at home

    Advice to Management

    get out and help your employes


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