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Updated Jul 24, 2014
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3.6 7,570 reviews

88% Approve of the CEO

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella

(610 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Really good work-life balance compared to other tech companies of the same caliber(in 675 reviews)

  • Tons of super smart people working for the right reasons - to make a difference(in 886 reviews)


Cons
  • And there are times when the workload may impede on your work-life balance(in 474 reviews)

  • The previous stack rank review system encourage a behavior that was very much individualist(in 367 reviews)

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    Satisfying and rewarding with a dose of bureaucracy and misdirected leadership

    Senior Product Marketing Manager (Current Employee) Redmond, WA (US)

    ProsBusinesses large and small, global and local roles and a multi cultural environment makes for a great place to work. Benefits are close to the best in the industry and mobility to different jobs internally lets you grow your experiences and build a solid career.

    ConsSlow to react to market opportunities and often disconnected from customer needs due to its size. Bureaucracy and accountability overlap makes for a place where if you're not persistent it's hard to get things done. Often the most aggressive are rewarded leaving a trail of less aggressive but smarter and better people behind.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLack of business understanding from some recent leaders is misdirecting some significant changes and growth areas.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Microsoft - Great Company, Ball-less Managers/Directors

    Senior Project Manager (Current Employee) Chicago, IL (US)

    ProsBenefits and Training were fantastic.

    ConsEveryone wants to play safe, not do anything to upset the apple cart.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow employees more flexability. Spend less time (way less) on career reviews. They are all B.S. anyway. Those are just a way to justify how much of a raise/bonus the person will receive.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company

    Senior Program Manager (Current Employee) Seattle, WA (US)

    ProsGreat compensation package, lots of challenges

    Constoo many politics - be sure to develop the right friendships

    Advice to Senior Managementbe more human. the recent layoff was insane for a company that IS PROFITABLE. Becoming even more profitable by dismissing people does not look good.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    very good

    Intern (Current Employee) Cty by the Se, TX (US)

    ProsIt is a world biggest IT company, everyone like working there. You can make a lot of friends there,and enjoy the working environment there!

    ConsThey have all the smartest people there, you have to compete with them and that will be the hardest thing I think if you want to work there.

    Advice to Senior Managementmore money, more fun

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to work for.

    Senior Program Manager (Current Employee) Seattle, WA (US)

    ProsIncredibly smart peers.
    Work from anywhere.
    In-house shopping and stores
    Library
    Subsidized products.

    ConsOffice politics.
    Risk averse middle management.
    declining benefits - health insurance and food options.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOverhaul the middle management.
    Promote new superstar hires.
    Bring in fresh blood.
    Promote start-up scrappy thinking.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company to work for.

    Support Engineer (Current Employee) Bucharest (Romania)

    ProsGood work environment, very knowledgeable colleagues, very friendly people.
    Interesting insight on technology. Enjoyable workspace and relaxation areas, pool, foosball and ping-pong tables.
    Good benefits. Breakfast and free refreshments in the office.
    Good pay. Good yearly bonus, depending on performance.

    ConsPromotions are hard to get, some colleagues spent 4 years in the same position.
    It's very easy to lose control of ones work-life balance.
    Sometimes the work gets really stressful.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInsist on work-life balance.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Not a bad company at all

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood culture, diverse, build cool stuff (I am in Xbox)

    ConsThe UI is forcing me to say a Con.

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    Good environment and nice staffs

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood environment and nice staffs

    Consillegible accents from international coworkers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Best Company to work at

    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsChallenging and competitive environment, flexible work hours, loads of fun and possibilities to advance

    ConsWhen deadlines approach, things get a little ugly and tense

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    awesome place to have a career

    Technical Account Manager (Current Employee) Sammamish, WA (US)

    ProsPotential for personal and professional growth, passionate people, smart people, leaders who genuinely care.

    Consmassive, lots of red tape.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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