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Updated Jun 17, 2019

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  1. "If you want work life balance, this is the place to go."

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    Current Employee - User Experience Designer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Support for employees in all ways is consistently emphasized at all levels of the company. Benefits are incredible. Pay isn't the highest, but I feel taken care of.

    Cons

    As can happen at a big tech company, things move slow sometimes.

    Microsoft2019-06-17
  2. "Great company!"

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    Former Employee - Principal Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Scale, customer focused, opportunity to learn

    Cons

    Big, need to find ways to align your ideas to broader strategy

    Microsoft2019-06-16
  3. "I'm fresher"

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    Current Employee - Support Engineer in South
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I just wanted to step forward with a best company. And to work well in microsof company.

    Cons

    Accepting challenges, i can communicate with colleagues

    Advice to Management

    Iam fresher

    Microsoft2019-06-16
  4. "Most employee centric company in the IT sector"

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    Current Employee - Support Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Takes the best care of its employees Best perks ever Very good salary benefits The best facilities you could wish for Amazing opportunities to grow in your career, whatever path it may be

    Cons

    Your immediate work environment could be a bit worrisome if you are in Support. Not true of all Support teams though

    Advice to Management

    Hire better Managers to handle support

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  5. "Good opportunity for software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great work culture. Diversity. Flexible working style.

    Cons

    Remote team handy cap. (main developement team in US)

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  6. "Extremely toxic place to work"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - very valuable company experiencing further growth - good name - huge established customer base - modern building in dublin with good food - looks good on cv - extensive internal training programs

    Cons

    - extremely toxic culture overall - all about visibility, not the actual work you do - lots of favoritism and overall biased management - salaries way below industry average - large part of variable salary allocated at management discretion - no control layer of management in place, they can do anything they want - lots of useless meetings - bad commission system - bad tools and processes

    Advice to Management

    Fix the tools, fix the commission system, check up on your managers, try to be less "American", most American companies in Europe adjust their culture accordingly, please at least try to make this a pleasant place to work

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  7. "Microsoft"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    great technical opportunities in engineering

    Cons

    work life balance in engineering

    Microsoft2019-06-16
  8. "Good"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Microsoft full-time

      Pros

      Good company to work for.

      Cons

      Low pay. Long hours little training.

      Microsoft2019-06-15
    • "Great career company with opportunity to do meaningful and impactful work."

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      Current Employee - Principal Program Manager Lead in Redmond, WA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Phenomenal resources and great people

      Cons

      Large and bureaucratic, changes direction slowly

      Microsoft2019-06-15
    • "A very good place, if you can find a good team"

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      Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Good work/life balance. Relaxed atmosphere in the office. Pretty good campus. Convenient location and commute options. Easy to switch teams, and lots of different projects to choose from. Very open source friendly internally these days. Can be very flexible on schedule and even remote work, depending on the subdivision. There's no corporate-wide anti-remote policy, like in some places, and no informal bias...

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      Cons

      Management higher up tends to chase their written commitments too much, beyond common sense. Career advancement is generally slower than in other similar companies. Less of an ecosystem bubble than it used to be, but still a bit of a bubble, especially in Windows. If you are in the wrong spot for too long, it's easy to end up being an expert with a skillset nobody really needs outside the company.

      Advice to Management

      Don't spend so much time on product metrics, and don't try to break everything into numbers in general. That's not all there is to it. You're missing the forest, because you're too busy counting the trees in it. The company is much better than it used to be, but it lacks bold vision beyond the vague "cloud".

      Microsoft2019-06-15
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