Microsoft Reviews

Updated 31 October 2014
Updated 31 October 2014
8,482 Reviews
3.7
8,482 Reviews
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Really good work-life balance compared to other tech companies of the same caliber (in 833 reviews)

  • You will get the opportunity to work with smart people solving real world problems (in 975 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is not good in some places but it really depends on your role (in 543 reviews)

  • Review system that pushes people to look out for themselves instead of being team focused (in 398 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Amazing internship experience

    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Exporer
    Former Employee - Exporer

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern

    Pros

    Great learning environment. They treat employees incredibly well. Very competitive salary and benefits. Seattle is a great place to live and work. Completely flexible hours and work schedule.

    Cons

    Gender balance is hard in any tech company. They are trying to fix it, but it is still not great. So many different groups that everyone will have a different experience in every group.

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent and Inspiring

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Intern in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Microsoft as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great working environment
    Regular training
    Work-life balance

    Cons

    Personal growth and movement up in the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Nice place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and good managers.

    Cons

    Constant re-orgs can be difficult to adjust to.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Microsoft

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Support Lead in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Technical Support Lead in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work at.

    Cons

    Flexibility while choosing next roles could have been a little better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great Leadership

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Reliability Engineer

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

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Smart people
    Good work/life balance

    Cons

    Career development is slow specially if you are young

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very good experience. The load is not very heavy. People are friendly inside the company. The company is very large.

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

    I have been working at Microsoft as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very Large. Good pay for software engineers. Good compensation for interns. Free gifts for interns every year.

    Cons

    Company is too large. Food is not very good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Absolutely the best experience I could hope for. I have an amazing team!

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

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Comprehensive benefits - Stock options, 401k matching, etc.
    - Great bonuses
    - Not many 80-hour weeks
    - Managers respect your time off

    Cons

    - it rains a lot :(
    - Lots of meetings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can't you do anything about the rain?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent place to work for developers!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Lead Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA (US)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company really values top talent. if you are smart and driven to prove it YOU WILL BE REWARDED!
    So many intangibles Microsoft employee discounts, many cafeterias on campus, etc.

    Cons

    Health insurance used to be top notch now it pretty much isn't.
    Extremely political.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Microsoft is OK

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

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

    Pros

    Salary is OK. A lot of team to choose.

    Cons

    Microsoft technical is not welcomed outside of Microsoft.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    it is good as you can learn a lot from Microsoft in your entry level.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    big company, good working enviorment. nice people

    Cons

    oversea communication is not efficient.

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