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Updated August 17, 2018
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  • "Certain groups can have poor work-life balance" (in 1157 reviews)

  • "Outdated review system which is anything but fair" (in 525 reviews)

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  1. "A completely new Microsoft culture"

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

    I have been working at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Surrounded by intelligent people
    -Everyone is passionate about the team they are on
    -Advanced and next gen tech
    -Get to work on products that are used by millions

    Cons

    -The culture is not the same across every team
    -Since Microsoft is so big this can lead to issues with red tape


  2. "Review"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Small environment, fast paced, constantly producing

    Cons

    small environment, tight lab space

    Advice to Management

    Keep going.

  3. "Project Management"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, silos still exist but are changing! Benefits are superb! Amazing CEO.

    Cons

    Redmond based, getting top heavy and politics at play.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring great leaders like Satya!


  4. "Storage engineer"

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    Former Contractor - Cloud Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Contractor - Cloud Engineer in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance and work from home option

    Cons

    as contractor don't have full time employee benefits .. has to leave once the contract has been over

    Advice to Management

    good


  5. "From Program Manager to Software Development"

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

    I have been working at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Their bonuses are cool and they have a lot of diversity an inclusion in their community.

    Cons

    They don't give you free food :(


  6. "Great!"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft (More than a year)

    Pros

    Money
    Room for Advancement
    Creative tasks

    Cons

    Top down structure
    Work life balance is good but not perfect


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice comp, pretty chill hours

    Cons

    Environment a little more corporate compared to other tech

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of structured management

  8. "QA Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - QA Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Former Contractor - QA Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of work, friendly people and opportunity to learn new stuff.

    Cons

    Not included in company activities.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your contractors better. Stop making them feel like 2nd class citizen.


  9. "Hours"

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

    I worked at Microsoft part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The smartest persons to work with

    Cons

    To much time consuming at work


  10. "Great place to work!"

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

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

    Pros

    - Great work-life balance
    - Microsoft provides immigration lawyers, and covers the costs towards a green card if you are an immigrant
    - Amazing benefits all around
    - A variety of opportunities across the company

    Cons

    - Can sometimes be slow moving to get things done


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