Microsoft Washington Reviews

Updated Apr 21, 2020

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  1. "Excellent Company"

    5.0
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    KEY NOT FOUND: reviews.self_employ-former - Executive in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    Wonderful company, nice place to work nowhere

    Cons

    No cons at all to work with this company

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  2. "good place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Premier Field Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Constantly something new. great place to grow personally and professionally.

    Cons

    work life balance suffers tough to move to different roles

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  3. "Sales professional in Enterprise Space"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Solutions Specialist in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great position in the cloud with tons of momentum. Smart and talented SEs.

    Cons

    Push LOB contact with little effort to provide tools to assist sales teams. Highly cliquish environment.

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  4. "Amazing"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Premier Field Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growth mindset, great talent and amazing sense of community

    Cons

    Work life balance, such a huge company it's easy to get overwhelmed

  5. "Great Company on the rebound"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, strong benefits and reasonable work life balance

    Cons

    Low pay in relation to FAANG companies, messy internal transfer/interview system

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  6. "Resurrection"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people (more at HQ than the field). Ethics are taken seriously. People are generally collegial and collaborative (with some exceptions). The stock has been great if you've been around for a few years and could enjoy the runup in 2017-2018.

    Cons

    Salaries are just OK, not great. Comp plans for pre-sales technical staff not competitive with the market, which leads to gamesmanship like giving people who should be on Account Technology Specialist roles in Account Team Units (ATU) in Solutions Specialist (SSP) roles so they can make more money--that is a problem in my org and leads to dissension among technical specialists in the STU, who don't have the opportunity to be on Solution Specialist comp plans while not being accountable for opportunity ownership. Local leadership doesn't understand the problem that causes for morale and the sense that ATUs are "more equal than others", to quote Animal Farm. Quotas are assigned to accounts instead individuals, so every seller shares a quota with someone else, sometimes many others. That can lead to internal friction and some free-riding.

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  7. "Software engineering"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is just the passion

    Cons

    There are none and I am enjoying

  8. "Awesome place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Cloud Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, good leadership, and great focus on customer, technology, and community. I enjoy being part of the leading edge and solving complex issues.

    Cons

    So many technologies makes it difficult to go deep into the well of knowledge.

  9. Helpful (2)

    "No longer customer obsessed."

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Business Sales Specialist in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay! Amazing benefits! Microsoft on your resume.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Systems are still an inconvenience and many of the support channels do not understand what you have to do so there is always a back and forth.

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  10. Helpful (3)

    "#1 Comapny for Innovation"

    5.0
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