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Updated 22 Nov 2019

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4.2
87%
Recommend to a Friend
97%
Approve of CEO
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
Satya Nadella
9,175 Ratings
Pros
  • "They have a great work/life balance with lots of flexibility(in 2546 reviews)

  • "Good salary Smart people Beautiful workplaces(in 1869 reviews)

Cons
More Pros and Cons
  1. "CMO"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Flexible Work environment. Amazing CEO and Company Mission. Always strives to do the right thing.

    Cons

    Layers of management looking out for themselves - typical of larger organisaitons. Too much difference between Corp Head Office and the field. The field lives on crumbs as its all about the P+L. Corp seems to have unlimited funding.

    Microsoft2018-02-02
  2. "Partner Development Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Partner Development Manager in Auckland, Auckland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing people, products, solutions & services

    Cons

    Large global corporation, annual structural changes

    Microsoft2019-09-20
  3. "Great Company"

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

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Exec Leadership team is solid

    Cons

    Local leadership doesn't carry the same value

    Microsoft2019-03-22
  4. "Great flexibility"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Ambitious creative team, new products, projects, passionate about their mission

    Cons

    Frequent restructuring, and cyclical business redirections

    Microsoft2018-01-29
  5. "Love working at Microsoft"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible; working anywhere and anything;

    Cons

    lot of administration and rules

    Advice to Management

    differsify management; young old; women, men... represent your customers

    Microsoft2017-06-24
  6. "Great culture and workplace"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You'll work with some amazing talent that are on a mission to do amazing things for customers and partners.

    Cons

    Work life balance can take a hit sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget

    Microsoft2017-01-26
  7. "Work Life"

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    Current Employee - Group Manager in Auckland, Auckland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company for opportunities if mobile. Limitations in smaller subsidiaries for growth

    Cons

    Good company for opportunities if mobile. Limitations in smaller subsidiaries for growth

    Advice to Management

    Current system does not have a clear relation with full year workloads, efforts. Mostly the last one is considered and creating more impact outweighs the actual value added. Should review

    Microsoft2016-05-09
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relevance of products to customers, saw lots of potential, some great people.

    Cons

    Have bullies within their workforce that are left to bully and nothing is done about it. HR have no power and do nothing, staff leave and report the bullying but are silenced into agreements that force them to leave quietly so as not to "hurt their careers" and the bullies stay. Worst experience in my 20 year career in IT, would strongly not recommend people join.

    Advice to Management

    Adress your bullying problem.

    Microsoft2016-02-05
  9. "Microsoft, Microsoft"

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    I worked at Microsoft for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good employer. Strong benefits at the top end of the range of a US tech multinational

    Cons

    Tough in the field. Depressing to work for a company in such decline

    Microsoft2015-11-12
  10. "CCG Office Category Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Category Manager in Auckland, Auckland

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

    Pros

    Travel, good salary, good career progression opportunities

    Cons

    24/7 work - limited 'switching off' time

    Advice to Management

    Audit subsidiary compliance with HR ideas - e.g. only work in office 6 hours per week. US idea, does not always flow down to subsidiary level

    Microsoft2015-11-05
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