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Edge of technology
Principal Quality Engineer Lead (Current Employee), Redmond, WASeptember 24, 2014
As with all high tech companies, technology is the heart of Microsoft. Experience is based on management and I have had good and bad managers, but overall it is a great place to work.
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Better Workplace with Microsoft
Consumer Windows & Office Support Development (Current Employee), Seattle, WASeptember 24, 2014
Knowledge of .Net Framework, Garbage Collection, TCP/IP, Active Directory, WCF, WPF, UI Automation, coded UI, serialization/deserialization, accessibility
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Program Manager
IT Service Engineer/Program Manager Intern (Former Employee), Seattle, WASeptember 23, 2014
Best place I worked till date. Ii was a completely new role. I put in a lot of effort and thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Overall great place to work
Product Manager (Current Employee), Seattle, WASeptember 23, 2014
Great co-workers, the work is good and so is work/life balance
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Good pay but sacrificed work life balance
Sr. Finance Manager (Former Employee), Seattle, WASeptember 22, 2014
Pros: decent pay, good benefit
Cons: very competitive
Depending on the role, you may have work life balance before Satya took over. Given recent reorgs and layoffs, nobody there can enjoy work life balance anymore
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Innovative company and Amazing team
Senior Manager, Product Management (Current Employee), Redmond WASeptember 21, 2014
Microsoft is a great company to wok for. The company continue to Innovative and has Amazing team world-wide.
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Not so great for non-technical positions
Web Analyst (Former Employee), Bellevue, WASeptember 20, 2014
Pros: free drinks, nice building, benefits
Cons: low pay, no opportunity for advancement
I had to work alongside 24-year old SDE's and PM's who would riding around on scooters and attend meetings all day. These guys made loads of money for barely any work. As a web analyst, I was making Seattle minimum wage. Despite this, I took the job thinking I'd find opportunities to learn about the technical side of things, or that there'd be room – more... for advancement. Boy was I wrong. My team and I were expected to pump out numbers at an unsustainable rate, and if your numbers were lagging for more than a week, you'd be quietly taken aside and canned. On the plus side, the facilities were amazing, the food was great, and there were always nice little perks like free, quality office supplies and beverages. – less
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Life at MSFT
IT Test Lead (Former Employee), Issaquah, WASeptember 19, 2014
Starting back in the mid 1990's, working the for company as a contractor was challenging and very rewarding. The leadership was strict yet back then the products produced were history makers. I left MSFT in 2007 after working a fte role. The manager and group were really good. But they were outsourcing the entire projects to Hyderabad and my chances – more... in keeping employment were not good. So I left and went back to contracting.

Recently I interviewed for some testing roles offered on contract and found the groups way too extreme. Unrealistic with working hours and expectations seemed overboard. Thus change in management through the years caused poor work environment. Developers now must sit in a room at small desks with 30 other engineers. Not a very good place to build the next best software solutions! – less
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Learned a lot about cutting edge technology
Administrative Assistant - Contracts (Former Employee), Boston, MASeptember 17, 2014
Pros: beautiful office in cambridge a lot of free food
Cons: was temp position
Maintaining Sales Directors Calendars
Many special projects
Great people in management
Learning all the new technology that was part of the job
The people
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Relaxed work environment but too relaxed
Engineering Systems Software Engineer (Current Employee), Redmond, WASeptember 17, 2014
Pros: relaxed work environment, nice work life balance, nice benefits package
Cons: management, internal development, culture
From my perspective, Microsoft is a well-established corporation which has basically been riding its laurels into the current technology space. It has horrible/non-existent processes in place which contribute to the sometimes overwhelming detriment to productivity. There is also a very defensive/sensitive culture, which is exacerbated by the lack of – more... individuals who really care about what they are doing. Management is generally horrendous and barely has a grasp on what is going on. Development of employees is also at an all time low. Soo much so it's scary to actually see where some of the more senior engineers are on a technological competency scale. There are of course exceptions but, generally speaking, they are few and far between. I'll leave my feedback at that. One look into the internals of Microsoft, especially the Xbox org, will speak for itself. – less
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very relax and fun place to work
Support Analyst 1/ Business Analyst (Former Employee), Redmond, WASeptember 16, 2014
Pros: free shuttles, discounted lunch, free drinks
Cons: to many people, it's would be hard to advance quickly
this is the kind of work environmen that allows you to work at you pace and have the freedom to go outside of your field of work to explore other things around.
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Stable company, good benefits.
Support Program Manager (Former Employee), Redmond, WASeptember 15, 2014
I have spent most of my career at Microsoft. Job satisfaction greatly depends on your manager and group.
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Nice place to work if you are a dynamic person
Territory Services Executive (Current Employee), San Juan, PRSeptember 14, 2014
Pros: remote working if your boss allows it, free breakfast
Microsoft is passing through a transformation phase. In order to keep growing as a company we have new challenges to increase sales into a new mega trends regarding to Devices an Cloud Services
I have learned about sales discipline, the importance to be precise and accurate in sales.
Co-workers are all aligned into the same company objectives, most – more... of them shows partnership and willingness to help others
The hardest part of the job are Internal processes. They are complex and hard to follow because of the size of the company
The most enjoyable part is all the extra curricular activities the company does during the fscal year, whre gives you the chance to interact with other peers in a different situation than just work – less
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from a beer to a cappuccino
Senior Licensing Executive - IT ES PT AT BE IR (Current Employee), milanSeptember 12, 2014
Working with several culture/countires give me an high opportunity to approach in different negotation style and way to approch the business.

Some challange to meet the different time schedule
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Daily Duties
IT Support Specialist (Former Employee), Irving, TXSeptember 11, 2014
I assisted customers with Xbox 360 and Xbox One, training, updated policies and guidelines, goal setting, daily strategies
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Great place to work
Director Information Security (Former Employee), Redmond, WASeptember 11, 2014
Pros: great place to work
Cons: too much travel
Great place to work
Amazing customers
Great team
Cutting edge technology
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Progressive Business Intelligence platform for Operations
Senior Program Manager (Current Employee), Redmond, WASeptember 11, 2014
Pros: free sodas
Cons: long hours, sink or swim mentality - little direction
Agile Development Program Management

BI Platform development

BI Architecture including CDM, LDM and PDM development.
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Great company
Software Developer (Current Employee), Redmond, WASeptember 10, 2014
Join Microsoft and build software to impact was dream since I was young.
It is amazing to join it and know lots of talent in this company.
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Great company to work in
IT Solution Manager Intern (Former Employee), RedmondSeptember 8, 2014
Microsoft is a great company to work in, the shift in cultural values within company is amazing
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Good experince
Systems Engineer (Current Employee), Redmond, WASeptember 5, 2014
I am proud to be working in Microsoft corporation and learned more in new technologies like Azure and PowerShell

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