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Microsoft Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 22 Oct 2019

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  • "They have a great work/life balance with lots of flexibility(in 2519 reviews)

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  1. "Good Employer"

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    Current Employee - Principal Data Scientist in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big data to work on. Work life balance. Package.

    Cons

    Can get bogged down in process. Can be US-centric.

    Microsoft2019-09-11
  2. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Group Principal Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, interesting project and very agile environment

    Cons

    A lot of pivoting over last few years on a product I worked on resulted in an unclear mission statement for a product and uncertain future

    Microsoft2019-08-07
  3. "excellent and challneging"

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    Current Employee - Senior Market Research Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    excellent working conditions and workspace, diverse culture, passion and dynamic environment, learning opportunities

    Cons

    work life balance might be challenging

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    Microsoft2019-07-19
  4. "Short but sweet"

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    Former Employee - Senior Advocacy Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, education, people, aspiration, diversity.

    Cons

    Complex, work life balance tipped too much on employer side.

    Microsoft2019-07-29
  5. "Challenging problem. Work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Data Scientist 

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

    Pros

    Good computing power with Azure. Great work life balance

    Cons

    A bit of hierarchical and slow in making decisions.

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    Microsoft2019-05-30
  6. "Junior Engineer in Microsoft Research Cambridge"

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    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Intellectually challenging projects -Smart, very educated and nice people -Good work-life balance -Very good, healthy food in canteen

    Cons

    Little sense of community, especially for young people joining. Management seem to work hard to improve it

    Microsoft2019-04-28
  7. "Technical Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Account Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Learning opportunity and Networking

    Cons

    No work life balance

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    Microsoft2019-04-29
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    "Great place to work"

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    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

    Microsoft2019-03-30
  9. "An amaizing company with great people and solid values"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Enviroment, Culture, Work - Life Balance, People, Benefits

    Cons

    Not a cons. There is always things to learn and improve like a better comunication.

    Microsoft2019-01-24
  10. Helpful (1)

    "A once great giant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work for Microsoft Lots of opportunities if you are in Seattle Challenging work

    Cons

    US centric business Elitest approach to management Long work hours Very little work life balance

    Microsoft2019-01-30
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