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Microsoft Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Dec 7, 2019

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  • "Great work life balance compared to other high-profile Seattle tech companies(in 2575 reviews)

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  1. "Chill place to be"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, decent pay, good benefits

    Cons

    Not always good opportunities to work on new tech

    Microsoft2019-12-07
  2. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Business Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent Pay, great co workers, great work/life balance

    Cons

    Need to work out there culture. its not terrible compared to other tech companies but that doesn't mean it doesn't have a lot of work to do.

    Advice to Management

    provide a clearer path for career opportunities

    Microsoft2019-12-07
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  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Program in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Microsoft is a great place to work and has a great work-life balance.

    Cons

    As with most company there is some politics to deal with.

    Microsoft2019-12-04
  5. "Excellent company"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager 

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance, Culture, and great Location

    Cons

    On-call (possibly) Slow moving 'Old-school' parts of the company

    Microsoft2019-12-02
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    "Great place to work - just don't get obsessed with promotion velocity"

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineering Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance compared to other high-profile Seattle tech companies.

    Cons

    Collaboration between business units can be hard.

    Advice to Management

    Cool the pressure for everyone to get promoted faster than the previous person. The newest crop of college hires are nearly starting to refuse to do work unless it's a promotion obtainer for them. We got to fix the culture such that all work is important enough for promotion.

    Microsoft2019-11-26
  7. "Awesome company"

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Development Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diversity, Cloud, work -life balance, culture

    Cons

    Too big, sometimes slow to innovate

    Microsoft2019-11-25
  8. "Great benefits, great people in pockets"

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    Current Employee - Senior Data Scientist in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefit. Great work-life balance. You will find very knowledgable people in pockets across MSFT (not only in MSR).

    Cons

    To make a business impact teams are doing similar things in complete isolation. Little to no co-operation. Least bothered about the product but more important is to make the business impact. There are teams where people are still holding on to the old framework and reinventing the wheel. No intention of adapting the changes with recent developments.

    Advice to Management

    Probably, we need to re-define the metrics for business impact.

    Microsoft2019-11-22
  9. "Pretty good and Happy"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance and flexible

    Cons

    Not open source and fast paced

    Microsoft2019-11-08
  10. "Services Advisor - Microsoft"

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    Current Employee - SERVICE ADVISOR in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Consistent customer focused culture. Excellent benefits!

    Cons

    Work life balance is decreased by 7 day/ 16 hour per day staffing necessities.

    Microsoft2019-11-05
  11. "As a Microsoft leader my experience has been phenomenal."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Satisfaction with innovating and implementing new ideas and concepts, growing businesses, and providing leadership and direction for my customers and colleagues.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be challenging but Microsoft is flexible and accommodating. With the growth of the company, new opportunities to grow into a new role has become a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Continue expanding the business and implementing new concepts and products.

    Microsoft2019-11-05
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