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Microsoft Sunnyvale Reviews

Updated March 2, 2017
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  • Work life balance very challenging (in 989 reviews)

  • Review system was not the greatest (in 510 reviews)

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  1. "Did not fit the old stereotype at all - extremely pleasant and rewarding experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Program Management in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Management in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are extraordinarily talented people who made me want to come to work every day, the management engenders an inclusive and positive culture that can be seen in little things that are hard to fake, and the sheer size, presence and reputation of the company makes it far easier to access customers and prospects.

    Cons

    Can't think of any significant cons. The company under the new management is definitely changing in extremely good ways.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the same thing you are doing now.


  2. "Awesome Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very challenging working environment, great benefits, work life balance and fair reward system

    Cons

    some people still influenced by the old managerial style


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    "Software Development Engineer II"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Sunnyvale, CA
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Quality of work assignment is decent. I learnt some of the ways Microsoft does software development on the inside.

    Cons

    Low pay, poor decision making from upper management

    Advice to Management

    Consider your employees' strong skill set when making a decision to hire full-time


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  5. "Service Engineering Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Engineering Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Service Engineering Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Big company
    good work and life balance
    good benefits

    Cons

    leadership are different from time to time
    management changed two much from reorg to reorg

    Advice to Management

    please focus on people, focus on developing people


  6. "Great company to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Microsoft really cares about employees and support their career development.
    Good benefits.
    Good Work/Life Balance

    Cons

    The amount of annual bonus and stock rewards are low.


  7. "Sr.Hadoop certified deveoper"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Senior Hadoop Certified Developer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Contractor - Senior Hadoop Certified Developer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Microsoft as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Team and management is very good and support

    Cons

    Helping colleagues ,when they lacking behind in the work


  8. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Applied Scientist in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Applied Scientist in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work. Exciting.

    Cons

    Same as any company of similar size and stature

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  9. "Microsoft-Hyderabad"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft (More than a year)

    Pros

    Best work environment and work culture.

    Cons

    none ..... ..... .... ..... ...... .....


  10. "Software Engineer 2"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great place of work, great people.

    Cons

    Non that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice for management.


  11. "SDE"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance, good benefits, decent workplace

    Cons

    Work quality may not always be that great

    Advice to Management

    Improve productivity of PMs


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