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Pros
  • One of the best places to work for with great work life balance (in 1965 reviews)

  • Working with really smart people who readily share their great insights is a humbling experience where everyone is treated as equals by all employees (in 1686 reviews)

Cons
  • Sometimes working hard means disrupting one's work/life balance for periods (in 1099 reviews)

  • Review system was not the greatest (in 519 reviews)

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  1. "A great place to work which makes you say "ka-ching!""

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Excellent pay (salary+bonus+stocks)
    - A lot of tech knowledge in the company.
    - A great opportunity for learning.
    - Nadella has done a great job taking down MS's walls to Open Source

    Cons

    - Redmond is the center of MS's universe.
    - A big pyramid full of mid-level management.
    - Impossible to follow Agile and Scrum. Quite a few people stuck to obsolete corporate mentality.
    - A lot of bureaucracy.


  2. "Senior Software Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can make big impact to software used by billions of people.

    Cons

    deal with lots of legacy code

  3. "Great later on in your carreer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    working with new technologies, breadth scope on customer experience/sales. Good secondary conditions. I truly believe in the change Microsoft is trying to bring to their customer, and it's always felt good to work here. However, you do it more for the cause than the pay.

    Cons

    Pay is a bit lower compared to other tech companies if you start out. Would recommend to return after your thirties.


  4. "Senior Software Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great minds and driven software engineers. Fantastic team mates. Excellent and healthy culture. Collaboration and diversity are great strengths. It's exciting and interesting work where you are challenged every day..

    Cons

    Little time for to be able to educate oneself. Rapid change of management over time causes unclear direction.


  5. "Sales Mgr"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Company, fab cplleagues, great reputation

    Cons

    Scorecard metrics, interal politics, chasing quaterly Nasdaq goals

    Advice to Management

    Act on ESI surveys


  6. "Agile coach"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Agile Coach in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Current Employee - Agile Coach in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Get to work with world class professionals

    Cons

    Top down decisions. Frequent reorgs


  7. "Work in progress"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Mostly great people, great feeling at the company at the moment and good attitude towards how work is more than a place.

    Cons

    Some poor managers, not really working together as a single company yet and a bit slow as larger companies can be

    Advice to Management

    Find ways for people in junior roles to be able to try other roles.

  8. "iss"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Current Employee - Sales in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great diversity even though its in it

    Cons

    can be quite political due to manager

    Advice to Management

    more down to earth


  9. "smart People with high expectations"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great People, interesting Work, Always changing

    Cons

    bad Work Life balance, demanding business partners

    Advice to Management

    invest in better systems to reduce monkey Work copying info from one system into a Power Point for management


  10. "Account Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    fun, challenging, stimulating, motivating, inspiring, proud to be a part of,

    Cons

    more recently it has become much more of internal and administrative works


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