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Microsoft Reviews

Updated 18 Jul 2019

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
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  1. Helpful (1524)

    "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. "digital marketing"

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    Current Employee - Digital Marketing in Hyderābād
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    i would like work in microsoft company and i am gonna make my service in it.

    Cons

    i want to work develop our organisation more by new skills like digital marketing.

    Advice to Management

    digital marketing is a well growing.if u hire me i will make our organaisation set in a top posiition.

    Microsoft2019-07-18
  3. "Great company, clear vision on technology and benefits above the market"

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    Current Employee - Partner Sales Executive in Ciudad de México
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn and work. You will have a lot of options to develop your career plan.

    Cons

    Work and life balance can be difficult to find out

    Advice to Management

    Some managers are not qualified to influence on career development.

    Microsoft2019-07-18
  4. "Fantastic Company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Johannesburg
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Innovation, Cares about Employees and strong personal development

    Cons

    Highly Matrixed, Blend of old world and new world.

    Microsoft2019-07-16
  5. "Services in MS"

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    Current Employee - Services Sales Executive in Riyadh
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good traction with customers but focus is missing on customer needs!

    Cons

    very conflicting messages and MS actually doesn't care much about services

    Advice to Management

    Un-conflict teams!

    Microsoft2019-07-16
  6. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting business, good culture, good work life balance.

    Cons

    Can be top heavy therefore hard to get promotions.

    Microsoft2019-07-16
  7. "Company on the rise again"

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      Current Employee - Sales in Seattle, WA

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

      Pros

      Love it. Amazing transformation under Satya

      Cons

      Need to move faster to address competitive threats

      Microsoft2019-07-17
    • "World class vision with a renewed sense of purpose in the technology world. But with its bureaucratic woes!"

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      Current Employee - Data & Applied Scientist in Redmond, WA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Smart people with great career mobility, upwards and laterally

      Cons

      Often slow. Marketing org is fairly political, which can be a good place to learn the game but equally demotivating at times.

      Microsoft2019-07-15
    • Helpful (1)

      "Good experience so far"

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      Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Quite good experience so far.

      Cons

      Salary and stock is below industry average.

      Microsoft2019-07-12
    • "Excellent design driven organization"

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      Current Employee - Senior Designer in Redmond, WA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      The company won design award from AIGA. It has become very design driven in certain organizations. The company has shipped innovative products and kept on improving them, which is hard to see in tech industry nowadays. The company has solid business model that makes it a cash cow not relying on selling user data. In general the company image is ethical and Bill Gates and Satya are cool considered to be cool public figures...

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      Cons

      The products of today are solid revenue stream and there are futuristic products such as HoloLens but there are less in between innovations that could bridge the two categories of products at this point. Some organizations suffer from politics in the leadership team. Good news is that they get removed if they really mess up.

      Microsoft2019-07-14
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