Microsoft

1.3K reviews

Microsoft Employee Reviews

  • Job Work/Life Balance
  • Compensation/Benefits
  • Job Security/Advancement
  • Management
  • Job Culture
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Dynamic, chaotic, and somewhat conservative work environment
Business Operations Associate (Current Employee), Mountain View, CAJuly 30, 2015
Pros: Flexibility and empowerment for consistent performers
Cons: No equity or bonuses for support staff
Every day is different, new opportunities for being flexible and adaptable. Somewhat aggressive versus assertive, collaboration is a buzzword as opposed to being actually practiced. Veterans tend to hold to past styles of engagement and could be more open to diverse points of view.

I learned the importance of being prepared with data validation in support of a business justification for a proposal. Political landscape; developing strong relationships, aligning yourself with strong leaders is the key to success within Microsoft.

Incredibly smart and talented people to work with.

Hardest part of the job? Internal operations systems that are not intuitive and do not adequately sync up across the entire ecosystem.

Decent benefits, no free food; administrative support staff not highly valued, nor do we receive equity or bonuses like the engineers do.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
N/A
Senior Design Verification Engineer, Lead (Former Employee), Redmond, WAJuly 30, 2015
Many challenge projects had been done there.
Working environment is good. Benefit is good.
Directed a team for project. Lead has to own such experiences in not only in technology, but also in management, communication with crossing teams and vendors.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Excellent workplace
Phones Category Operations Manager (Former Employee), Irving - TXJuly 24, 2015
Pros: Excellent facilities
Cons: Human side delegated to HR, but not to managers
Global Leader company . Outstanding facilities. The leaders has global influence . Strong company culture, but little openness to aggregate partners coming from merged or acquired companies
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Very technology driven company.
Senior Consultant - Microsoft Consulting Services (Former Employee), Redmond, WAJuly 23, 2015
Pros: Very good stock options
Cons: Long Hours
Always trying to better myself technically. Co-workers could be difficult and their review process was very difficult.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Telecommuting allows time for family issues
Software Developer/Contractor (Current Employee), San Francisco, CAJuly 23, 2015
Pros: Free soft drinks, juices, teas, and coffee
Cons: Response times for inquiries from groups in main office area were sometimes slow.
There is an atmosphere that promotes making friends in the office. However, working at home is permitted when it does not interfere with normal business.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great people to work with and be friends with
IT Project Manager (Former Employee), Bellevue, WAJuly 23, 2015
Pros: free drinks (coffee, teas, energy drinks) free parking, free printer/scanner/fax/mail
Cons: AC system caused allergies
I had a flexible schedule, allowing spending more time with my daughter. I have learned technical skills like running queries in SQL, extracting data from archiving system.My management was great at letting the team be independent. My co-workers were from a variety of countries but we were getting along very well as a team.
The hardest part of my job was at the beginning. the most enjoyable part of the job was when i made all the deliveries to client in time and at the expected quality.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Contractor: Life is Good
Project Management (Former Employee), Redmond, WAJuly 22, 2015
Pros: Flexibility
Cons: No office space
As a contractor at Microsoft, life is good. They provide parents with a much needed flexible work schedule. Loved it but they are capping contract length of service to 18 months.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great company to work for
Area Sales Representative (Former Employee), Fargo, NDJuly 21, 2015
Pros: Great people
Cons: stressful
I was very fortunate to be able to work for a Fortune 500 company after graduating college. Compensation and benefits were fantastic. Work/life balance was great, mostly because I worked with all my friends. Work was stressful at times but there was some relief.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great benefits with good internal opportunities
Sr. Project Manager (Current Employee), San Diego, CAJuly 20, 2015
Always challenging work with great reward
$0 paycheck deducted for medical coverage for the whole family
401k is not as good as Nokia's
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great!
District Sales Manager (DSM) (Current Employee), Phoenix, AZJuly 20, 2015
Pros: Great pay, benefits
I can't say nothing negative about this company. They are awesome to work for and really care about their employees. If you are so lucky to work for them you should.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Very Relaxed Environment
Marketing/Project Management Intern (Current Employee), Seattle, WAJuly 20, 2015
This is a nice place to work if you enjoy daily jokes and a tight knit community. A sense of urgency is a must at this organization and everyone is aware of the goal and vision of the enterprise.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great place to work and changing for the better
Manager, Microsoft Devices Group (Current Employee), CAJuly 18, 2015
Microsoft is on-going a transformation and taking the right steps to be more competitive. There is a winning mindset and a strong desire to focus on the things that matter, and ensure that the company delivers on those targets.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great Culture, Benefits, and Environment
Services Advisor (Current Employee), Orlando, FLJuly 17, 2015
Microsoft is an amazing company to work for, they provide for their employees and ensure the best resources are available to them for their respective roles.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Fun place to work
Product Advisor (Current Employee), Houston, TXJuly 17, 2015
Exciting company to work for. Enjoy the environment I work in. Great Benefits. Great Co-workers. Good work-life balance.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Productive and fun place to work
CAMPUS REPRESENTATIVE (Former Employee), West Lafayette, INJuly 17, 2015
I enjoyed working for a company that built innovative products and provided its employees with the best available resources.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Slow Paces, Very Boring
Product Advisor (Current Employee), Cherry Hill, NJJuly 16, 2015
I've worked for this current store for over a year. The store manager knows nothing about managing and keeping employees happy. One assistant manager knows nothing about managing, yet somehow they obtained a very nice paying job and plenty of job security as it is impossible to be fired from Microsoft.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great place to work
Project Manager (Former Employee), Redmond, WAJuly 15, 2015
Working at Microsoft is a great experience. You feel excited to o to work everyday. You learn a lot on the job and know about the upcoming technology at the earliest.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Fun Sales
Product advisor (Current Employee), Cincinnati, OHJuly 13, 2015
It's a fun place to work. I really enjoy the management, but there is not a lot of room to advance in the store. You can gain some great experience.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Grateful to work at Microsoft
Sr. Program Manager, Skype for Business (Current Employee), Redmond, WAJuly 13, 2015
Overall, it's a privilege to work with such a great group of people. The company is making some amazing transformational steps that will payoff in the long run.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great Work Environment, Nice People
Electrical Engineer (Current Employee), Mountain View, CAJuly 11, 2015
Pros: great friends
Cons: Bad Management
Great place to work, has lots of resource's. Great Work-life balance, great work community. Its a big family.

Management lacks business approach. Lot of cancelled projects.
Claimed Profile
Headquarters
Redmond, Washington, United States
Revenue
more than $10B (USD)
Employees
10,000+
Industry
Links
Microsoft website
Subsidiaries
Avanade