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There is an amazing 'work - life' balance at Microsoft who value employees as their greatest assets.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Partner Technical Consultant  in  Bangalore (India)
Current Employee - Partner Technical Consultant in Bangalore (India)

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

Pros

Amazing work - life balance
Fantastic facilities
Supportive work culture
Very skilled co-workers

Cons

Too much focus on numbers

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The number based rating shouldn't be too much emphasized and pushed through, so that talented and skilled people will continue focus on quality and other non-quantifiable values like enthusiasm and calmness

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Benefits , People , Working with latest technology

    Cons

    Review system forces individualism instead of team work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to feedback about reviews

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Despite reservations about Microsoft's future (esp in the consumer space) it treats its employees really well.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Manager  in  Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Redmond, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    -Respects work/life balance, invests strongly in employees' personal development
    -Inclusive and diverse company culture
    -People generally change roles every 18-24 months, so lots of opportunities to continue learning

    Cons

    -Decision-making needs to be more agile in order to catch up to competitors. Because of the many divisions at Microsoft, there's a fair amount of bureaucracy/politics
    -Stack-ranking employees (i.e. top 20%, bottom 10%) within teams hurts morale, esp. in high-performing teams
    -Cafeteria food not nearly as impressive as other tech companies/startups

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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