Microsoft Reviews

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8,766 Reviews
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
Satya Nadella
1,337 Ratings

    Great company - great benefits - poor work-life balance/middle management

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    Current Employee - Program Manager II in Redmond
    Current Employee - Program Manager II in Redmond

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


    Work with very smart people, great compensation/benefits package, great impact in pretty much anything you do.


    Very poor EQ in some management, poor team work, people are after their own interest. Stack-ranking system was "discontinued" opening, but still there behind doors. Not a whole lot of collaboration spirit in general.

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    More transparent accountability in the overall health of their teams. Value work-life balance at higher levels, if management has no life, it is hard to thrive in overall healthy life style. Good management removes blocks and provides guidance, not the opposite.

    Positive Outlook
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Microsoft Interviews

Updated 15 Dec 2014
Updated 15 Dec 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    Application was straight forward with a cover letter, resume and other common questions. This was then followed up by an online interview where you had to answer some questions, mostly standard ones like name your best qualities etc. After that it was an assessment centre involving two presentations and one final interview with one of the managers. As a note they included both in the same day.

    Interview Questions
    • When was a time where you had to change something unexpectedly about a project and tell me about that experience?   Answer Question
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Microsoft Awards and Accolades

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Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2012
100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2010
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Additional Info

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Headquarters Redmond, WA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1975
Type Company - Public (MSFT)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $10+ billion (AUD) per year
Competitors Google,, Apple

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