Microsoft Reviews

Updated Jul 12, 2020

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4.3
89%
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Pros
  • "It was great at an early stage in my career to be exposed to so many smart people(in 1911 reviews)

  • "Fantastic company with great benefits(in 1591 reviews)

Cons
  • "Politics at work, Sometimes it is hard to understand review system(in 537 reviews)

  • "There are no cons for this organisation(in 337 reviews)

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  1. "AMAZING PLACE TO WORK!"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern - Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - the cafe, free swag, awesome projects and cool people

    Cons

    late hours depending on the projects but they might comp your dinner :)

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  2. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    High energy place to work A great deal of employee respect

    Cons

    Working for a US company in Canada limits opportunities for senior roles

  3. "Great employer"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Technology Strategist in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Microsoft as a great reputation

    Cons

    The work environment is very competitive

  4. "Great Company, Very Stable, Good Benefits, Could Do Better with Compensation"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really good company, great benefits, very safe job, manageable work-life balance. Satya Nadella and his team are extremely visionary. This company has a long way to go.

    Cons

    Growth can be very slow. Great company to start when you need good projects and brand and to end your career when you need a good work-life balance. Not the best for people looking for hypergrowth in their career.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good perks but horrible local engineering leadership"

    2.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice office in the heart of downtown, nice perks and benefits.

    Cons

    Extremely political, local higher up engineering leadership at Vancouver is horrible specially at MSN.

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  6. "Great company, choose team wisely"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Social impact; contribute to economy; endless learning opportunities

    Cons

    Can be political; biggest career opportunities remain at HQ