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Updated Jul 27, 2014
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3.6 7,586 reviews

88% Approve of the CEO

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella

(620 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Really good work-life balance compared to other tech companies of the same caliber(in 688 reviews)

  • Tons of super smart people working for the right reasons - to make a difference(in 893 reviews)


Cons
  • And there are times when the workload may impede on your work-life balance(in 476 reviews)

  • The previous stack rank review system encourage a behavior that was very much individualist(in 369 reviews)

7,586 Employee Reviews
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    Great place to work.

    General Manager (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsInnovation, Truly Global scope and full of opportunities.

    ConsToo many processes and lack of decision making.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Dynamic environment, a lot of career opportunities

    Partner Sales Executive (Former Employee)

    ProsDynamic environment, a lot of talented professionals to work with, diversified product/ solution offerings

    ConsSome management team members are very tranditional, may result in stagnant status of creativity

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe open-minded, be more considerate, employee is the asset of the company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to learn and sharpen skills in a fast paced environment.

    Finance Manager (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsGreat learning place and open environment

    ConsPace of changes can derail the career growth unless one is very careful

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A roller coaster ride! Thus far!

    Senior Software Development Engineer (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsCompetitive salary, excellent benefit package, good work/home life balance, training opportunities, advancement opportunities, dumped the dreaded ranking system, changing culture, challenging work, and an exciting future for the company.

    During the "One Microsoft" re-org I've been lucky enough to have three new, awesome engineering managers to interact with. They are some of the best managers I have ever had in my entire career.

    ConsAs a software engineer, if report to, or interact with, a terrible, non-caring, numbers only manager you, and your team, suffer the most. Microsoft seems full of these types of managers. It is best to change teams if you realize you have a terrible manager as soon as possible.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFlatten the management structure as much as possible. Become more design driven so we can move out of the past into the new Microsoft!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A great chance to work with smart people, doing great things...

    Supportability Program Manager (Current Employee) Reading, England

    ProsGood Salary, Comfortable Working Environment, Freedom to be successful, good benefits, good projects to be involved with and change the world. Interesting network of colleagues.

    ConsTough to achieve a perfect work life balance,massive organisation so often difficult to navigate the organisation - still some siloed working which holds some of the major projects back.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great employer with lots of opportunities

    Execution Manager (Current Employee) London, England

    Proslots of opportunities across a wide variety of businesses

    Consvery competitive environment limiting career progression opportunities

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company with the normal challenges of a large market dominating organisation

    Business Manager (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsA great company that mostly cares about their people and frankly somewhere you know you will never be embarrassed to have worked. Microsoft cares for the people on the planet, just look at all the philanthropy the company engages in. I am proud to work at Microsoft and can put up with the occasional corporate silliness.

    ConsMicrosoft's various brushes with regulators has condition behaviour so much that it is often hard to get people to make sensible compete decisions

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe new direction the company is moving in will require it to take some strong position with competition, do not be afraid of p'ing off the regulators and have a real go at it!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    A nice place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBig company, lots of opportunities

    ConsCompany can change directions too quickly

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your teams

     

    Premier Field Engineer

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLatest technology, Excellent training, Good benefits

    ConsWork on my own most of the time.

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    Excellent opportunity strong brand recognition. Disjointed sub based management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsBrand market share innovation drive for new markets

    ConsPolitics in management a minefield of whos in whos out driven by senior management watch your hack culture

    Advice to Senior ManagementOpen honest with real integrity would be a start. Set fair goals and stick to them

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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