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Microsoft Reviews

Updated Dec 10, 2019

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4.2
87%
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97%
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Pros
  • "Great work life balance compared to other high-profile Seattle tech companies(in 2575 reviews)

  • "Good salary Smart people Beautiful workplaces(in 1880 reviews)

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  1. "Great team, Awesome Manager"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Cool product * Great team * Great manager

    Cons

    a little bit of bureaucracy and politics always low on budget

    Microsoft2019-11-16
  2. "Good experience"

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, making products that literally impact millions of people, good people

    Cons

    Things can be slow, opportunities in Vancouver (and really any remote office that's not Redmond) are limited

    Microsoft2019-12-04
  3. "Microsoft Canada"

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    Former Employee - Cloud Solution Architect in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Collaborative environment, supportive people and sometimes managers, good set of perks and benefits.

    Cons

    Often org. structure changes so positions are eliminating and creating all the time. Slow hiring process, diversity over professionalism, lightly terminate contracts.

    Advice to Management

    Think and care of the people who are in fact a reason of Microsoft’s growth and success.

    Microsoft2019-11-26
  4. "Compensation"

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    Former Employee - Technology Specialist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Objective and result based work rather than time based

    Cons

    They will pile on the work unless you push back

    Advice to Management

    Don't let managers delay employees move. More competent people are let go because they are a threat to their managers. Managers should see them as an asset rather than employees who can surpass them. Employees will leave and then come back so to get the position they are qualified for and want. Problem is some leave and never come back and MS is worse off. Stop thinking partners can do everything your employees can.... If you think they can, then we should get a p-CEO, and p-CFO.

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    Microsoft2019-11-24
  5. "Overall great experience"

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    Former Employee - SWE in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Its the type of place you will grow

    Cons

    I really don't have anything to say here

    Microsoft2019-11-10
  6. "Amazing company with great people"

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    Current Employee - Account Technology Strategist in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Microsoft is transforming businesses in an amazing way

    Cons

    Internal tools are nowhere near as good as their commercial tools

    Advice to Management

    Work on getting the right data to the right people.

    Microsoft2019-10-21
  7. "Dr Cedric Alford"

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    Current Employee - WW Director Marketing Solutions Sales 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, a great leader.

    Cons

    Not for those not interested in lifelong learning

    Microsoft2019-10-21
  8. Helpful (1)

    "high pressure and deadlines"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    free drinks plenty of work to do

    Cons

    office politics was terrible and suffocating

    Microsoft2019-11-01
  9. "Great part-time job"

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    Current Employee - Product Advisor in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits for full time and part time, flexible schedule, great team of people, lots of free growth resources

    Cons

    Hard to transition over to corporate,not ALL benefits are accessible to part timers (eg. Healthy active living benefit)

    Advice to Management

    Decrease micromanagement

    Microsoft2019-10-15
  10. "Technical Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great growth Good career opportunities Good benefits

    Cons

    Fast pace & High stress Complex organizational structures Change is the only thing constant ( Both pros & cons)

    Microsoft2019-10-28
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