Microsoft San Jose Reviews

Updated Aug 11, 2020

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  1. "Software Engineer"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    no issues with job, great work

  2. "Good company"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good company, nice projects, smart people.

    Cons

    Lots of work for a bit of progress.


  3. "Things are looking up"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for 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....

  4. "SDE"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of smart people working around you.

    Cons

    Lots of smart people who wants to leave MS.

  5. "Probably has gotten better s"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Director in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft for 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.

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  6. "i ike it"

    4.0
    Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    benefits advantages promotion work enthiasastic

    Cons

    low pay no free time work at home

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  7. "N/A"

    5.0
    Software Development Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Great work environment and smart people

    Cons

    Needs to have free food

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  8. Helpful (2)

    "Mid career need not apply"

    2.0
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    Senior Software Development Engineer Lead in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    Good salary and perks. Nice offices. Work with challenging and important technology Work with very smart people.

    Cons

    The company is very paternalistic. I haven't felt that ordered around since high school. The harsh review cycle encourages bad behavior by employees. Internal politics are quite brutal. People helping each other without some ulterior motive is rare. Not recommended if you you are a mid- late career person. The above noted pro - lots of smart people - leads to a lot of arrogance and hubris. People are always *very* serious.

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