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Very nice Building and location.
T-SEM - Technical Strategic Engagement Manager (Former Employee), Fargo, NDJune 30, 2015
Pros: Free Coffee
Cons: Bad Job Security
Liked the free coffee and accessories.
Rewarded for good work and liked being recognized.
People were friendly, but there are always groupies.
Large Business, Building, and competition
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Microsoft is kind of Ok place to work
SR. SAP FI Consultant, Vendor Master (Current Employee), Redmond, WAJune 30, 2015
Microsoft is kind of Ok place to work..
. Usually its long hours. fast paced environment. Good thing is you have to face lots of challenges with huge curve of learning everyday.
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Productive workplace with opportunities for advancement
Financial Analyst / Sales Planner (Current Employee), Chicago, ILJune 30, 2015
Pros: room for advancement
Cons: office environment
Good place to work, need to improve office culture. Enjoyed working with account teams and given increased responsibilities.
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Challenging work environments
Software Engineer in test (Current Employee), Redmond, WAJune 27, 2015
Lot of opportunity to learn
Everyday new learning
great learning resources
great benefits
work culture depends on the team and product you work on
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Productive but not a fun place
Team Member (Current Employee), Redmond,WAJune 26, 2015
A place to learn and follow new processes. People are helpful and coordinating. Hardest part of job is working into skillsets which are not of interest and providing deliverables before deadline which consolidates to stress and stretch disturbing life balance.
Have learnt new scripting language - PowerShell
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Exciting and adventurous
Logistic Driver (Current Employee), Burlingame, CAJune 25, 2015
Microsoft is a great place to work,
lots of room to grow and , and great pay and benefits package,
They have a diverse group of employees,
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Best benifits
Senior Premier Field Engineer (Former Employee), Redmond WAJune 23, 2015
Pros: Benifits
Cons: Life work balance
I love my time at Microsoft, I left because of painfull divorce
I would love to work at microsoft again. It is a great company
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Good Work/Life Balance
Software Engineer (Current Employee), RedmondJune 22, 2015
Good Work/Life Balance.
My manager is good, but HR department sucks.
The corporate culture is not that good for young and energetic people.
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does not apply this is a work from home position
Account Executive (Current Employee), work from homeJune 22, 2015
Pros: Always something new to learn
Answering calls from customer that have issues with there device such as Xbox and or Windows products. Tech support / billing and explaining subscriptions along with creating repair orders for Microsoft products.
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You work really hard but you love it.
Business Process Analyst (Former Employee), Fargo, NDJune 22, 2015
Pros: On-site cafeterias make lunch on the fly easy.
Cons: Working globally can include some odd work hours.
Microsoft is a rich in culture workplace where employees are valued. They will work you harder than you've ever worked, but you will find that you would give everything to Microsoft because the appreciation you receive makes it worth it.

That said, they very much value the work/life balance and you are encouraged to take vacation time and enjoy your life events.

Communication is streamlined so that meetings begin and end on time. People are not arbitrarily invited to meetings. Thought is put behind whether someone needs to be there or if they simply need a follow-up email after the fact. No one randomizes anyone else as time is a protected commodity. People are too busy to gossip, but random blow-off-steam foosball games are known to occur.

Team events are always well-planned and team members are taught the art of leaving work behind at the office.
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Safe and Positive Work Environment
Receptionist Novitex (Former Employee), Redmond, WAJune 22, 2015
Pros: Free beverages and transportation, commons area, meals at cafe
Cons: Very long commute, occasional work under pressure
I learned a lot about computer software, customer service, and how to be helpful to others. A typical day included greeting visitors, communicating via email, and learning about computer technology. Everyone (guests and co-workers) were from all walks of life which was fascinating. Meeting so many new people and working for such a large company was challenging but fun.
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Great comoany
Community Development Specialist (Current Employee), Lone Tree, COJune 20, 2015
Great place to work. For such a large Corporation they take great care of their employees. Compensation and benefits are very competitive. While there are number of opportunities, they are very limited unless a person is re-locatable.
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Good work but difficult v- working conditions
Service Manager (Current Employee), Redmond, WAJune 19, 2015
There are good managers, solid work and a nice campus. However, it can be challenging to be a vendor worker as seating is limited in some locations. You are frequently pushed out of offices to make room for full time employees and find yourself camping in the cafeteria in order to have access to the corporate wireless network and still have a place to sit.
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Good place to work but not for long term
Product Advisor (Current Employee), Santa Clara, CAJune 18, 2015
Pros: Benefits for part time
Cons: No opportunities for advancement
Great working environment but very limited on moving up in the company. Great co-workers and I learned a lot from the company.
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SAP FI-CO Tester
SAP FI-CO Tester (Current Employee), Redmond, WAJune 17, 2015
• Analysis of business requirements, consulted with client on design, development and maintenance of FI-CO module to meet enterprise and business unit's expectations and business goals for various projects
• Involved in AS-IS study, TO-BE analysis and gap analysis in Asset Accounting, Accounts Payable and General Ledger
• Prepared detailed test cases, created a test strategy to assist in leading and managing day-to-day test activities
• Documentation and periodic reporting for functionality review as well as module review
• Helped the training team to develop training material and documented the daily activities
• Lead off-shore team and guided them through all testing cycles
• Responsible for Managing Teams for System, Functional, Integration, Regression, Data Conversion/validation and Load Testing of different modules.
• Responsible for Functional Testing of Asset Accounting (FI-AA)
• Performed Regression testing during various phases of the application Using MTM
• Responsible for analysis of the results, reporting issues/problems via defect reports and status reports
• Involved in Testing Various SOX requirements.
• Responsible for analysis of the results, reporting issues/problems via defect reports and status reports
• Performed Regression Tests for the entire FICO module in integration with the other modules before every rollouts and major releases to the production.
• Provided documentation for any new creation/change made to the system.
• Provided the necessary Training Documentation to the business users to pick up the knowledge to support post live.
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good company but a few setback
Release Program Manager (Current Employee), Redmond, WAJune 15, 2015
I had been working for Microsoft as a contractor for the past 9 years, as I can tell, contractor are treated like 2nd class citizen. Full time employee are treated pretty good, but pretty much all of them worked over 50 hours per week without any extra pay.
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Stressful work with amazing pay and benefits
Program Manager (Former Employee), Redmond, WAJune 10, 2015
Pros: amazing benefits, lots of independence, beautiful campus
Cons: stressful environment, management hierarchy
I worked with a great team of people. I loved the team I was on although I found the work environment to be somewhat stressful due to unclear expectations and unrealistic deadlines from higher management.
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Security
Security Officer (Former Employee), Redmond, WAJune 8, 2015
Pros: It was a great got to meet a lot of people.
Cons: Sometimes Blue Collar is not always great to work for...
Rover: Went to different buildings to allow people into their office.
Walking officer: Walked around campus and other satellite buildings to allow Microsoft Employees to enter rooms and buildings when they lost or forgot their badges. Checking locked doors to make sure they are in great working order. Call in if something is not right with the doors. Making sure that people know we are there to assist them and not be someone’s babysitter.
Event Roving Officer: at the Safeco Field for a Microsoft event.
Security Dispatch Microsoft for 2 years: I was in charge of making sure that the Roving officers where dispatch to Microsoft Employee’s to help and assist in lockouts and issues with other Employees. Was at work on 9/11 where we had to call all Microsoft Satellite offices all over US and in Canada to make sure we had standing buildings. Monitor alarms and send out emergencies to the Rovers and Staff to a building that could have a fire or a false alarm and calling 911 if there is such
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Good company at core trying to do the right thing and get back to basics. But is going to be very choppy for next 3-4 years.
Solution Manager and Global Process Owner (Former Employee), Redmond, WAJune 7, 2015
Pros: Go in if you want to do things at scale and have no previous experience in scaled organization.
Cons: Lots of politics that abstract the true goals of the company from the average worker
The company is going through an inflection point trying to move away from boxed product to cloud services. There are many factions trying to figure this out inside the company. And these factions don't always agree on direction or overarching principles. So for the next 3 or 4 years, the company will be going through significant chop trying to figure this all out.
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Good
Program Manager, Corporate Finance & IT (Former Employee), Redmond, WAJune 6, 2015
Ok to work. Not sufficient transition to ramp up on new programs.No work life balance for vendors.]Vendor culture needs improvements.Zero job security . Mgmt is nto so great

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Program Manager
$110,000 per year
Senior Program Manager
$144,000 per year
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Account Manager
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Advisor
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