Program Manager II (Current Employee) – Herndon, VA – October 14, 2016
Although it is a tough job, I've had the pleasure of working with some great people who helped me grow tremendously in my professional capacity. The job allowed me great flexibility and lived by the motto "doesn't matter where you work from, or when you work, as long as the job gets done".
Consumer Product Advisor (Current Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – May 9, 2016
I love coming into work because everyone is so much fun to work with in all departments. Whether its in inventory, leadership, techs, I absolutely love working in a high energy groups. Making friends and meeting new people is what I am currently experiencing now here at Microsoft. Microsoft provides me many opportunities to gain experience in to better my career future.
Meeting new people, working in teams, great benefits
Vehicle Artists (Former Employee) – Redmond, WA – March 20, 2016
My day to day interaction with other artist was low stress and amicable, but there was no structure for promotion or increased compensation for performance or more responsibility. There was also a concerted effort on the part of management and Microsoft to keep salaries and compensation hidden to obscure the inequality the was rampant in the studios salaries.
Good work life balance compared to many game studios
Massive disconnect amongst the contractors between responsibility and compensation.
Mechanical Engineer (Former Employee) – Redmond, WA – January 12, 2017
I really enjoyed working here. The environment was great. All the resources I needed to do my job were provided when I needed them. Great perks on campus. My only issue was the senior management. The lower management was great. They were helpful, and there to answer questions or help with whatever you needed. An open door as it should be. The upper management was seriously out of touch. The director at my group gave four days notice that we might be laid off. We were supposed to receive additional details the following day, but he decided to take a trip to Disneyland instead. Needless to say, we were informed of the layoff on Tuesday and out the door that Friday. Totally messed up.
Tons of on campus perks, drinks, cafeterias, etc.
Work pace was actually a little slow, surprising lack of knowledge from some of the senior engineers.
Great pay and benefits, tough political environment
PRINCIPAL GROUP PROGRAM MANAGER (Former Employee) – Redmond, WA – May 17, 2016
Microsoft delivers great pay, and awesome benefits; however, needs to get better at collaboration and teamwork. The hardest part of the job is working outside of your own team. The single exception to this - and bright spot of Microsoft as a whole - is Skype. This team has a completely different culture, and one founded on great collaboration between the teams.
Trainer (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – May 19, 2016
Great workplace with room for advancement. Working for Microsoft was eventful, different, and a varied experience.While management was not as attentive as possible, the executives are extremely open to new ideas,
UX Designer (Current Employee) – Redmond, WA – October 23, 2016
As a UX Design contractor and first time position as a UX designer, I have found Microsoft to be a better overall place to work than expected. It has been a great place to learn and grow and I have found the culture to be slightly dull but overall professional, comfortable and fairly diverse. I think they still struggle on many teams in implementing UX in an effective way, but I see effort on my team at least in trying to work toward UX lead processes and getting everyone else to get with the program.
Laid back culture, a lot of freedom
Not enough processes and clear goals set by upper management
3CP MPP Governance Manager (Current Employee) – Bellevue, WA – January 23, 2017
An excellent company to work for. Very passionate people and dedicated leadership team. The company has become one of the most innovative teach companies. The hardest part of the job is understanding how to navigate the organization.
fun work place free taxi rides,drinks.pool table and ping pong to play
(GSAM)-Data analyst (Current Employee) – Redmond, WA – March 30, 2016
no work pressure equal opportunities management is professional co worker from different back ground learn so much about other cultures hardest part is when you have to repeat commands data and so much same and same thing over 300 or 400 times and if you make a single mistake have to restart the whole process learned so much about Microsoft tools
Program Manager II (Former Employee) – Redmond, WA – February 21, 2017
At Microsoft I was able to own the domain I worked in. That said, you have to be able to compromise your belief in delivering a great product in order to work for some managers who are most interested in career advancement. If you are adept at politics and compromise, you will do well.
Some good, smart people to work with and learn from.