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Updated May 21, 2018
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  • Certain groups can have poor work-life balance (in 1145 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company with a lot of support for your education and career development"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Microsoft has a very generous financial support system for you to go to graduate school.

    Cons

    Because it is a large company, you will need to be adjusted to the pace of certain projects, since they go through layers of management review.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees in your org!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Reall good and stuff"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Software Developer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Junior Software Developer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free acces to compoters, ample work hours, free grape soda.

    Cons

    Limited bathroom time, not allowed to take pens home.

    Advice to Management

    dont forget to restock the grape soda.

  3. "Microsoft"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pro: Fine place to work.

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "data engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Data Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Scale of what you can achieve

    Cons

    Massive organization and divisions used to work in silos. the culture is changing but this problem is still visible.


  5. "good culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good culture been driven by the CEO

    Cons

    sometimes feels too complex,


  6. "Senior Electrical Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior Electrical Design Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Contractor - Senior Electrical Design Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Microsoft as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Advanced design technology
    Strong engineering staff
    Easy commute
    Best working conditions
    Good equipments

    Cons

    Complicated management
    Long working hours
    Not sufficient technology updates
    Not enough fund for equipment
    Not enough engineering group communications.


  7. "data scientist"

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    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work life balance, large real data to analyze

    Cons

    too many politics, management team usually not very technical

    Advice to Management

    should respect data driven decision

  8. "Great Place"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    All of i, great campus, colleagues and working conditions.

    Cons

    Some politics, not all is transparent.


  9. "Marketing Intern"

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    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great training, networking, and culture

    Cons

    Not creative enough for me

    Advice to Management

    Stay true


  10. "Microsoft"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great place if you values work life balance

    Cons

    low compensation; slow career growth

    Advice to Management

    good


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