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

Finance Manager (Current Employee) Redmond, WA (US)

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    An enriching experience, my first one!

    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) (Former Employee) Hyderābād (India)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than a year


    Pros: I have worked for Microsoft for considerably less time than average. It was the best start for my career. The company really cares for its… Cons: Nothing which is big but of course everybody has some. I would mention the performance… Advice to Senior Management: Nothing specific. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Great company with lots of opportunity to move and grow, but no work/life balance

    Program Manager II (Former Employee) Redmond, WA (US)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years


    Pros: You get to work on big products used by millions of people, and there are lots of opportunities to learn and grow your skill set… Cons: Requires an enormous amount of your time to be effective, so there's little real work/life balance. The performance review process is overly political, pits you… Advice to Senior Management: Discard the old Gates-style stack ranking process, it's time for… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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