There are newer employer reviews for Microsoft

 

A good place to have a career

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fargo, ND (US)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fargo, ND (US)

I worked at Microsoft (more than 10 years)

Pros

Great benefits and pay
Opportunity to work with smart people

Cons

Benefit landscape is changing
Pockets of leadership where the company values aren't realized

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

8482 Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for until your luck runs out

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

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

    Pros

    A lot of internal opportunities - if you don't like your current job/manager/project - you can make a change without leaving the company.
    Benefits are top-notch.
    Compensation is finally (as of 2012) up to par with other big local players.

    Cons

    Very uneven work/life balance across the company. A lot depends on a team, and a manager.
    Review system (as of 2012) creates unhealthy rush to avoid getting the bottom 2 ratings (which 20% of the people HAVE to receive). It's next to impossible to go anywhere in the company with a bad rating.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall, pretty good if you don't mind working incredibly hard

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

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

    Pros

    Getting to work with great people in a changing and dynamic environment. Getting fantastic opportunities to work on great projects and progress your career

    Cons

    Zero to no work-life balance which can be tough enough going at time
    Highly competitve environment which is generally good but can have a negative impact, especially since there's no incentive for people to work together.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Microsoft

Work at Microsoft? Share Your Experiences

Microsoft

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.