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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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System Analyst (Contract) (Former Employee), Redmond, WAJuly 10, 2015
Keep the lights on and the wheels turning. Great job. Too bad that I was a v- and another company landed the ongoing contract.
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People Seeking Work Life Balance, This is the Place!
Project Manager (Former Employee), Redmond, WAJuly 9, 2015
Pros: Fun, laid back, flexible work schedule, supportive management and peers
Cons: none
Microsoft, what can you say about them? You love them or you hate them. I personally have been in and out of there over 6 years and absolutely love it. The flexibility, the management style, the work life balance has really took a step up from the past. They definitely made the necessary adjustments to keep employee retention. If you like working on emerging technology but need to spend time with family, then this is the place you need to be! With that in mind, As a consultant, you're still subjected to all the stuff that comes with it (18 month rule, fiscal year layoffs, project not sustaining budget, re-organization, etc.)
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Many silos to the selling process everyone calling on the same accounts trying to drive revenue instead of developing the relationship and technology
Lync Solution Sales Specialist (Current Employee), Southfield, MIJuly 9, 2015
Pros: Excellent facilities
Cons: Department silos and little team spirit
The experience was good the local leadership manages account team by excel spread sheets not customer needs and market trends.
The unified communication is behind the major players Microsoft is now stating to focus on enhancing this side of their business.
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Hard Work But Well Payed
Software Dev(Intern) (Former Employee), Redmond, WAJuly 9, 2015
I worked as part of a new team within office. The people I worked with were all friendly but there was a huge sense of pressure to meet deadlines, and daily feature meetings (as part of the switch to a more agile approach) meant your PM was always expecting a clear accounting of what was done and what was going to be done that day. This can be stressful for a programmer. However, the work was exactly what it should be and the pay was great so all in all a good experience.
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Good benefits
Senior SharePoint Support Escalation Engineer (Current Employee), Dallas, TXJuly 8, 2015
Pros: Benefits
Cons: no risk taking
Lack of competitive drive, product design tend to overcomplicate things, very difficult to explore other roles inside the company, lack of risk taking culture.
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Amazing Company, Bad Manager experience
HR/Training Manager (Former Employee), Tampa, FLJuly 8, 2015
Pros: Benefits, Products, Services
Cons: Manager
Microsoft was an amazing experience minus the one bad manger experience that I had. Great co-workers, benefits, and overall company culture.
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Don't work for Microsoft. Not a good company.
Coordinator (Current Employee), Redmond, WAJuly 8, 2015
Pros: Somewhat flexible schedule
Cons: Low pay, way to much work for low pay, stressful, & too many office politics.
Low pay, way too much work for low pay, stressful, & too many office politics. I don't recommend this company to anyone.

Management has no idea what they are doing half the time.

Google is much better company I would work for them in a heart beat.
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Headquarters
Redmond, Washington, United States
Revenue
more than $10B (USD)
Employees
10,000+
Industry
Links
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Subsidiaries
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