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Updated 21 April 2019
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  • "They have a great work/life balance with lots of flexibility" (in 2336 reviews)

  • "Smart people (more at HQ than the field)" (in 1814 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Culture, people, market share, stock price, CEO, best technology

    Cons

    Culture can make you unaware of your stress


  2. "Nice to work here"

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    Current Employee - Architect in London, England
    Current Employee - Architect in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, freedom, proud, Learning, access to new opportunity

    Cons

    Bound to MS Technology, If you interested in non-Microsoft technology then Microsoft is not right choice

    Advice to Management

    You should know better than I tell

  3. "New hire."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Had very good experience with the recruiters, compensation was above average!

    Cons

    I must work elsewhere for a year for visa reasons, though they have been very good about that


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    - Growth opportunities
    - Challenging projects
    - Great colleagues
    - Awesome benefits

    Cons

    - Slightly poor work/life balance
    - Sometimes stuck in the past


  5. "Invest more in interns overall"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Exciting experience to work with senior experts

    Cons

    No office and high levels of turnover


  6. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Competitive environment, clever people lots of resources

    Cons

    Political and Cliquey - talent is not always rewarded


  7. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Architect in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Software Architect in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A company that is genuinely trying to change for the better and even with the standard corporate politics, the people are good and corporative to each other.

    Cons

    Different renumeration model brings conflicting interests of various teams to work together. Having said that, Microsoft is working everyday to remove these and will get there.

    Advice to Management

    Remove Domain Silos from Products to Services and have one single bonus and benefits model based on higher ACR consumption across the company. There are still different perks driving conflicting behaviour.

  8. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Customer Variant Specialist in Paddington, England
    Former Employee - Customer Variant Specialist in Paddington, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Company to work for, just wish the Nokia employees brought in were not make redundant

    Cons

    No real complaints other than the redundancy


  9. "Game Tester"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft part-time

    Pros

    Pay is good
    Lovely working environment
    People are really friendly
    Food is amazing

    Cons

    Was zero hour contract job

    Advice to Management

    Have more full time roles for Game testing


  10. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales in London, England
    Current Employee - Sales in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great products
    Strong brand
    Great customers
    Growing business

    Cons

    Management politics
    Culture
    Progression and career development