Microsoft US Reviews

Updated May 22, 2020

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  1. "Electrical"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Canada, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Me encourage you to join one of our upcoming webinars

    Cons

    Tips on writing a review to avoid defamation

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    Microsoft2020-05-22
  2. Helpful (1659)

    "Thoughts after 10 years...."

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    1. If you love tech, this is a great place. No doubt you'll talk tech (mostly the MSFT stack) from enterprise to consumer - from PCs to phones to Xboxes - from datacenter to desktop. 2. What were GREAT benefits are now VERY GOOD (took a small step down) but still probably better than you'll find at 99% of large corporations. If you've got family - the value of the benefits is even higher. 401k match is nice. 3. Even with it's struggles MSFT is still a cash printing machine. This means if you can keep your nose clean and do reasonable work, you can have a stable job, pay your bills, feed your family, and not worry (too much) about layoffs. The stock you own likely won't tank, but probably won't go up much either. You'll get a bonus each year and some stock. It's a decent life if you aren't looking to light the world on fire.

    Cons

    Brand on Your Resume: After many years of losing market share and struggling to be at the front end of innovation and the fact that there's 90,000 employees, don't think MSFT is necessarily going to be attractive on your resume to more agile and smaller companies. Managing Your Career: Make you say this out loud so it registers - 90,000 employees work there. Double that for vendors. It is VERY hard to "stand out" and move up in the company. Don't expect your manager to be much of an advocate or enabler to help you meet your career goals - they are basically trying to survive the stack rank every year too. Not familiar with the stack rank? Check out the 2012 Vanity Fair article called "Microsoft's Lost Decade".

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    Microsoft2013-01-29
  3. "Cares about employees"

    5.0
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    Benefits, work-life balance, progressive atmosphere

    Cons

    Large organization so limited visibility

    Microsoft2020-05-22
  4. "Great company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Programmer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    Learn from great people and teams

    Cons

    Heavy process, low scope than expected

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    Microsoft2020-05-22
  5. "Great"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great place to work with perfect balance

    Cons

    Nothing much to share here

    Microsoft2020-05-20
  6. "Very good job"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Social Media Analyst in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    I enjoyed the environment very much

    Cons

    I didn’t like the drama

    Microsoft2020-05-20
  7. "Big Company"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer-II in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities, good pay and great benefits. Reasonable worklife balance. The work done has noticeable use and impact in the world.

    Cons

    Big company with lots of inertia. The company is more agile than it was before but is still prone to top down leadership and supports a large number of legacy products.

    Microsoft2020-05-21
  8. "Amazing company doing what they can to empower people and companies to do more."

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits and fun place to work

    Cons

    Lots of areas of knowledge and fast ramp-up.