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Overall Good place to work

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer
Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer

I have been working at Microsoft full-time

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Benefits , People , Working with latest technology

Cons

Review system forces individualism instead of team work.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Despite reservations about Microsoft's future (esp in the consumer space) it treats its employees really well.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Redmond, WA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -Respects work/life balance, invests strongly in employees' personal development
    -Inclusive and diverse company culture
    -People generally change roles every 18-24 months, so lots of opportunities to continue learning

    Cons

    -Decision-making needs to be more agile in order to catch up to competitors. Because of the many divisions at Microsoft, there's a fair amount of bureaucracy/politics
    -Stack-ranking employees (i.e. top 20%, bottom 10%) within teams hurts morale, esp. in high-performing teams
    -Cafeteria food not nearly as impressive as other tech companies/startups

  2. An enriching experience, my first one!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Hyderābād (India)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I have worked for Microsoft for considerably less time than average. It was the best start for my career. The company really cares for its employees, as evident from its employee centric policies. Open door policy of managers, single occupancy cubicles and many more are policies which drive more confidence and affinity in employees towards working for Microsoft.

    Cons

    Nothing which is big but of course everybody has some. I would mention the performance review changes made recently as not good. It all depends on your reporting manager only.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing specific.

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