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Pros
  • "Good benefits(in 13 reviews)
  • "Smart people, not THAT Microsoft dependant(in 11 reviews)
  • "Free food (primarily unhealthy items)(in 6 reviews)
  • "decent pay(in 5 reviews)
  • "Cool technologies, competitive salary, international environment(in 5 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Global Communications Pioneer

    Mar 7, 2018 - Former Customer Insights and Market Research in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Strong financial backing by MSFT Great team spirit. Creative approaches to marketing

    Cons

    Satellite of of Redmond now that MSFT as integrated. Lost entrepreneurial edge.

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  2. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Skype so many changes

    Sep 3, 2018 - Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    big opportunity to integrate with Microsoft products.

    Cons

    late in the game and lost the momentum

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  3. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Great People, but becoming large company-ish with Microsoft purchase

    Dec 5, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Top-notch co-workers with excellent domain knowledge

    Cons

    Some old-school Microsoft hubris and cut-throat management was imported, but improving with Satya Nadella's influence

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  4. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Skype was a great place to work

    Oct 20, 2017 - Senior Software Developer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great working with friendly people focused on creating a cool product that helps people communicate with family and friends world wide.

    Cons

    The organization was working through a transition phase. A classic time when politics of a few degrades from progress of the whole.

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  5. 4.0
    Former Employee

    awesome

    Dec 8, 2016 -  
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    great people great food location diversity of employee base makes it an interesting and cultural experience to behold

    Cons

    busy, work life balance travel comp the microsoft acquisition has led to some challenges however those are being addressed and there is excitement for the future

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  6. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Pay attention to turn over

    Sep 7, 2016 - Product Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Catered Lunches - Flexibility - Microsoft benefits incl. backup child care. - Good Paymaster

    Cons

    - Frequent (too) reorganizations - Office Politics. Too many cooks-in-kitchen - Low-morale among employees in general

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  7. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Bye skype

    Jul 30, 2016 - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing people, exciting brand and product with great potential

    Cons

    The company as it was is long gone, Microsoft crushed the soul

    2 people found this review helpful
  8. 3.0
    Former Employee

    great proving ground for product marketing

    Jun 16, 2016 - Product Marketing Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    super collaborative environment, great work-life balance, high end of pay scale.

    Cons

    Application is losing market share to other communication apps so advertising (where I worked) is not a huge priority, Aol/Microsoft merger make a mildly chaotic environment.

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Senior Designer

    Apr 27, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Its such a friendly environment, the hours are, no offense, but really easy and relaxed, great pay, great bonuses, really practices social mobility and is an encouraging environment. I love it here.

    Cons

    Senior management, at least in the Seattle HQ, can be a pain in the behind, they are always on you about getting things done, not on time, but early, on time = late

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  10. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Amateurish in software dev and test processes

    Aug 5, 2015 - Mobile Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Free snacks, drinks, lunch, parties

    Cons

    Worked with Software developers and testers who don't know what Unit tests, regression tests, etc. One Software Engineer in Test (SDET) asked me "What is unit test? do you mean uni test?" All their SDET does are using their finger or mouse to manually test Skype. No automated test. When developer wants to implement Unit Test or Automated UI test, they are not encouraged or supported, or discouraged. Because Dev Team and QA Team are competing with each other. They didn't want one another to be successful.

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Skype Reviews FAQs

Skype has an overall rating of 3.6 out of 5, based on over 153 reviews left anonymously by employees. 69% of employees would recommend working at Skype to a friend and 37% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Skype employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.2 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Skype. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

69% of Skype employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Skype 4.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.6 for culture and values and 3.3 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Skype to be culture, benefits, coworkers and the cons to be senior leadership, career development, management.

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