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  1. "The Worlds Your Oyster"

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    Current Employee - Technology Strategist in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture, the people, the community, the opportunities, the general growth mindset and the energy. All add up to make this the best place I have ever worked.

    Cons

    Its a big company, may be daunting to some...

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you're doing, its awesome

    Microsoft2018-07-24
  1. Helpful (1537)

    "Thoughts after 10 years...."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    1. If you love tech, this is a great place. No doubt you'll talk tech (mostly the MSFT stack) from enterprise to consumer - from PCs to phones to Xboxes - from datacenter to desktop. 2. What were GREAT benefits are now VERY GOOD (took a small step down) but still probably better than you'll find at 99% of large corporations. If you've got family - the value of the benefits is even higher. 401k match is nice. ...

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    Cons

    Brand on Your Resume: After many years of losing market share and struggling to be at the front end of innovation and the fact that there's 90,000 employees, don't think MSFT is necessarily going to be attractive on your resume to more agile and smaller companies. Managing Your Career: Make you say this out loud so it registers - 90,000 employees work there. Double that for vendors. It is VERY hard to "stand out"...

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    Advice to Management

    I'll type it here - but I don't they are listening... 1. Help proven talent move laterally in the company for new opportunities. 2. Kill/evolve the stack rank. Here's basically how it's viewed:. 30% of the company gets 1s and 2s - and they are happy. 50% get 3s and that basically feels like getting a "C" in school. This sucks for talented people when a multitude of UNCONTROLLABLE conditions keep you from getting...

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    Microsoft2013-01-29
  2. "Awesome place to work"

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    Current Employee - User Experience Content Designer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Work-life balance, thoughtful leadership, flexible WFH, big-impact projects

    Cons

    The pros are very dependent on your team/manager. Talk with your future colleagues to get a feel for the team/management style.

    Microsoft2019-08-21

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