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Updated 22 April, 2019
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  • "They have a great work/life balance with lots of flexibility" (in 2336 reviews)

  • "Smart people (more at HQ than the field)" (in 1814 reviews)

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  1. "One of the best tech companies in the world"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer-II in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Software Engineer-II in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent company culture. Wonderful teamwork. Also good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Toolchains are mostly based on Windows. This could be a limitation when comes to research on available open-source building blocks used in the project.


  2. "Awesome to work at"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Company culture is very positive

    Cons

    limited room for increased responsibility

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    the most famous international company

    Cons

    it is too large for everyone to explore his ability


  4. "Technical account manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    You learn all the time from technology perspective and from professional too

    Cons

    Career growth is not easy if you are not very well connected

    Advice to Management

    look for middle management and ICs


  5. "Senior Engineering Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Challenging and exciting place to work with amazing peers!

    Cons

    As is with all software development, as timelines get close to ending, work load can increase.


  6. "Vacouver office review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in West Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in West Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Work Environment, good benefits

    Cons

    low salary, less number of teams in vancouver office


  7. "Don't let opportunity pass you!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Has decent benefits, lots of opps to grow

    Cons

    Not many cultural benefits and progress

  8. "N/A"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Work flexibility is great and allows you to work at your pace. Work community is great and friendly.

    Cons

    Majority of staff is remote so you don't spend a lot of time face to face with other staff.


  9. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Schedule was everything
    Team was fun

    Cons

    Wanted good deals on products but wasn't offered back then


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sales coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Great environment
    Modern
    Free coffee and juice
    Young team

    Cons

    No opportunity for growth

    Advice to Management

    Assist your team to excel
    Feels like information is hidden, transparency would be best