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Working at Microsoft
Software Test Engineer (Former Employee), Redmond, WANovember 14, 2014
Ran manual tests to verify the state of 3rd party apps against versions of Windows under development.

Microsoft is a great place to work. If you like technology, it's like working in a candy store.

Occasionally one could be expected to put in long hours, especially when it was close to release time.
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Sell
Cloud Sales (Current Employee), RedmondNovember 14, 2014
Pros: free soda and coffee
Cons: lots of middle managers who have never managed anything but their checking account
Review Process is unfair and does not tie back to results.
Good company, strong new CEO
Co- workers are great and supportive
Nice benifits
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Microsoft Technology is Great
SDET II/SENIOR SDET (Current Employee), Redmond, WANovember 13, 2014
Throughout my 10.3 Years of IT Career, I worked as Vendor at Microsoft for 6.1 years via Wipro Limited and 4.2 Years as Full Time Employee at Microsoft. I Love Microsoft and the People that I worked/working with.
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Great place
Technical Support Supervisor (Former Employee), Boca Raton, FLNovember 13, 2014
Management staff are really involved with employees, and very approachable for improvements or ideas.
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Open environment, great amenities, great people
World-Wide Retail Account Manager (Former Employee), Mountain View, CANovember 11, 2014
A pleasant place to work.
Good people.
Nice amenities.
My division was eliminated and 170 people lost their jobs. I was 7 months pregnant. I LOVED my job and didn't want to leave. I was last person out of the door on the last day of employment.
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productive and fun place to work with really smart people
Technical Support Engineer (Former Employee), Las Colinas, TXNovember 10, 2014
Pros: great company wih lots of training and reward system for high performance.
I provided technical support for Microsoft Excel and MS Office Installation and developed macros using Visual Basic.

I really enjoyed creating technical articles for Microsoft’s Knowledge Base.
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Opportunities are big if you push hard
Curriculum Strategist (Former Employee), redmond, waNovember 10, 2014
Microsoft is something like the wild West: there isn't much emphasis on training or planning. You need to figure things out and then sell people on your concept. This leads to a fair amount of political wrangling and inefficiency, but it can also be an opportunity for someone who combines drive and good ideas with a dose of luck.

The work loads are – more... typically not heavy. You rarely see people working after hours or on weekends. The people I've worked with have almost always been enjoyable and sharp. – less
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Fun place to work with very co-operative teammates
QA Test Engineer (Current Employee), Redmond, WANovember 6, 2014
Pros: free soft drinks and coffee
Facing daily challenges and using analytical approach to find the solution, many new things learnt in this process.
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Good Job Good Company
MSCOM Global Content Planner/Programmer (Current Employee), Redmond, WANovember 6, 2014
A company where technology is at the forefront and cultivates creative ideas
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Highly political...success is dependent on your manager
Principal (Current Employee), Redmond, WANovember 6, 2014
Pros: the microsoft brand
Cons: politics
Highly political...success is dependent on your manager
Constant re-organization
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it is all about the interaction
Systems Administrator (Former Employee), Cambridge, MANovember 5, 2014
Pros: you were exdposed to alot of advanced technology
Cons: the company is very redmond centric
I was able to work with people all over the world.

I checked that all alarms were responded to and were cleared.

All projects were up-dated at weekly meetings.

Any on-call issues were discuses at the weekly admin meeting.
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Ok place to work
Program Data Entry Specialist (Former Employee), Sunnyvale, CANovember 5, 2014
Ok place to work, pool tables, ping pong tables, free drinks no free lunch
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An interesting place to work, great benefits
Director of Online Safety and Accessibility (Former Employee), Redmond, waNovember 5, 2014
Pros: smart people, good benefits.
Cons: management culture isn't alwasy productive.
If you're not doing something the company is focused on then don't expect much advancement.
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Awesome People
Software Engineer (Current Employee), San Diego, CANovember 4, 2014
Best to learn thrive and earn !!
Pay is good, people are awesome.
Management is okay.
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Great place to work
Xbox Escalation Specialist (Former Employee), Las Colinas, TXNovember 4, 2014
Supportive management, fun relaxed enviroment, great team enviroment
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Great Place with some kinks
Product Advisor/Lead Personal Trainer (Current Employee), Santa Clara, CANovember 4, 2014
Pros: great pay, good benefits, good work experience from both a retail and it stand point.
Cons: extremly difficult to be promoted even if the option to move to a different state is there, managment needs a lot of work.
Working for Microsoft has been a good experience overall. Helping people make sure they get the right computers and know how to use them is extremely fulfilling. Unfortunately I have come to realize that it is a place that is extremely difficult to move up in and the management has recently gone under change that makes it even harder and not very heatlhy – more... for its lower level employees. – less
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cares about their employees
Senior Support Engineer (Current Employee), Las Colinas, TXNovember 3, 2014
Pros: free drinks, cafe on site
Microsoft cares about their employees and the balance of life.
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Fun place to work
Corporate Call Center Operator (Former Employee), Redmond, WAOctober 31, 2014
Pros: healthcare and lunches
Work days are very stressful if you work in the call center. Managers are good at stepping in if they need to. Co-worker are very close with each other. Hardest part of the job is the callers. If you do not have tough skin, this will not be the place for you to work. Everyone on the MS campus appreciates all the hard work the call center operator do. – more... Overall it is a nice place to work at. – less
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Large and Complex working environment
Senior leader directly managing (Current Employee), Redmond, WAOctober 31, 2014
Pros: incredibly smart and talented people
Being the largest and most diverse technology company on the planet, incredible work environment with a very diverse campus of talent.
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win as a team
Operation Manager (Current Employee), irving, txOctober 30, 2014
Pros: inclusive team
Cons: n/a
if you are ever given the opportunity to work for Microsoft take it!!!!!

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