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Great company to work for
Software Design Engineer in Test (Former Employee) –  Mountain View, CANovember 20, 2015
I can't find any faults on Microsoft except for it's too big. Lots of talented engineers and so lots of competitions.
Only downside is Lot of politics especially when there are many Indians or Chinese people who mostly have a network within themselves.
But when you have talent, nobody can do any bad to you.
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A lot of Resources
3D Test Associate (Former Employee) –  Redmond, WANovember 19, 2015
Microsoft has a lot of stuff! The resources there is unlimited and you are expected you use those resources to get your project going.
Pros
So many smart people working at Microsoft
Cons
Typical Corporate Environment
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Lab Technician (Former Employee) –  Mountain View, CANovember 18, 2015
I was a contractor, pay was acceptable 1 year limit on contract jobs. Hours and workload where reasonable. Traffic during prime times was horrible with huge backups on 101 off ramp.
Cons
no health care
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Typical Day
Business Analyst (Contractor)- WW EPG Sales Desk (Current Employee) –  Redmond, WANovember 17, 2015
Microsoft is a Fortune 50 company that has been changing its work environment in the past few years. It no longer uses the stack ranking system that rates people in a bell curve.
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a lot of diversity
Developer Experience (Former Employee) –  New York, NYNovember 16, 2015
good place to learn in different areas if you can better position yourself. requires self-motivation. need to maintain a lot of internal network in order to find good opportunity to grow yourself.
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Microsoft is a fantastic place to work
Solution Architect (Current Employee) –  RemoteNovember 15, 2015
I actually love working at Microsoft. It is always a challenge and the work is great. Working with customers is a huge focus and is a win win for everyone.
Pros
great pay, benefits
Cons
political
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MSFT Life
Technical Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Redmond, WANovember 12, 2015
the people one works with are very intelligent and passionate about their successes. Competition is high and mostly healthy. I enjoy working here because it is always a challenge. I constantly learn new things and am allowed to be creative with my work. the days can be long but that is expected when dealing with a global product.

Upper management has a few spots that need improvement. One at the moment is that they tend to listen to the squeaky wheels instead of the team as a whole.
Pros
very flexible with schedules
Cons
treated like an outsider
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Very competitive work culture
Internal Audit Manager-Contractor (Current Employee) –  Redmond, WANovember 10, 2015
Due to competitive work environment, peers often throw their peers under the bus to appear more intelligent.
Management encourage competitive environment.
Pros
Be part of the new technology
Cons
Job security weak
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Great pay/benefits
Operations Specialist (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCNovember 10, 2015
World class company, great pay and benefits, long hours but great professional team that are willing to help. Recommend to anyone in computer tech industry.
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Diverse team atmosphere - unparalleled professionalism
Service Engineer II (Current Employee) –  Redmond, WANovember 9, 2015
everyday is a challenge and an opportunity to learn something new, work with very smart people and strive to be the best you can be
Pros
optimism and respect are core to the culture
Cons
intense atmosphere leads to burn out
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Contracting At Microsoft
Lead Visual Designer (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WANovember 9, 2015
Contracting at Microsoft is difficult it is incredibly turbulent. in 1.5 years I had 5 bosses. Also, working in the division I was in did not allow for work/life balance.

Being a quiet, shy person that I am does not allow a person to move forward, no matter the quality of work you put out.
Pros
Learned a lot, great people
Cons
no benefits for contractors from my agency
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Great place to work at.
Test Engineer (Current Employee) –  Redmond, WANovember 6, 2015
For the most part at Microsoft I work independently. Here I'm exposed and learn many new things and have the privilege to work with brilliant individuals.

The most enjoyable part is the promotion of intellectual discourse and scientific approach to problem solving.
Pros
great culture
Cons
commute time
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Great environment- Offered daily bingo games to win prizes
Transaction Specialists (Former Employee) –  Reno, NVNovember 5, 2015
Fun work place with supportive staff.
Accuracy is very important. You really have to pay very close attention to details. Which is to be expected of a big company like Microsoft.
Pros
Always provided lunch and dinner during month ends
Cons
Month ends required 10-14 hrs shifts
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all about Utilization
SQL Premier Field Engineer (Current Employee) –  Chevy Chase, MDNovember 4, 2015
If you want think Microsoft 24/7 and have no life... This is the job for you. Microsoft is a very challenging place to work and the managers are all just worried about bonuses.
Pros
decent salary
Cons
NON STOP WORK
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Great learning experience
Software Test Engineer, Compatibility Team Lead (Current Employee) –  Redmond, WANovember 2, 2015
During my time with Microsoft I learned countless valuable skills and tools. While I was working a contract with a limited time frame, my responsibilities and pay expanded after I displayed my competence in different areas.
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Innovative organization
MICROSOFT PREMIER SERVICES PARTNER ACCOUNT MANAGER (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXNovember 2, 2015
Microsoft is an innovative organization as evidenced by its number one position in the software industry. It is a great place to both establish and grow your career in the software industry.
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A challenging place to work
Partner Services Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Redmond, WAOctober 31, 2015
A great place to work if 65+ hours per week are what you are willing to provide. The benefits help outweigh the impact to work life balance.
Pros
Benefits, people you work with
Cons
Managemen
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Microsoft
Senior Financial Analyst (Current Employee) –  Fort Lauderdale, FLOctober 30, 2015
Great company with very flexible working status and a great atmosphere to be under although stressful but it is emotional. It is a challenging company given it is fast paced and the group I worked with is mostly in Latin America therefore at times the coordination can be a little difficult to manage but it is fun. The company knows how to work hard and play hard as well. Given that during the hectic days they offer Savory Bites, Message, Bring Your Kids to Work Day and plenty of charity events in order to help the community.
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I havd 4 supervisors in less than a year.
Principal Consulting Delivery Manager (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILOctober 24, 2015
Microsoft Consulting is a very immature organization. Consulting Management attempt to mimic big 4 and other larger technology consulting organization. Too much focus on process and not enough on customer and product.
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New interesting technologies but challengies to get them to consumer
Director, Brazil Phones R&D and Portfolio (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAOctober 23, 2015
After Microsoft purchased Nokia Phones business it was very interesting to gain access on all technology development at MS. But unfortunately it was not clear to all levels at MS organization what was intention with Nokia Phones purchase
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