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Product Advisor (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GANovember 11, 2018
Strategically execute on all assigned sales and operational goals to ensure optimization of revenue while ensuring timely resolution of all customer requests and reported incidents.
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2.0
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Nightmare for office politics
Senior Program Manager (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WANovember 10, 2018
It's a wonder things even get done. Roughly 60% of my work time was spent politicking internally for survival, and constant begging to do the right things for customers. Customer obsession is a punchline, not a reality at MSFT.
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5.0
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Very exciting environment
System Scalability Analyst (Former Employee) –  Redmond, WANovember 9, 2018
I have been at Microsoft while releasing Windows 2000. Very exciting times, and very challenging. Feels like a small company with a real owner, but provides a lot of opportunities to grow
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5.0
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I have loved every second of working for Microsoft
Service Advisor | Help Desk Support Technician (Current Employee) –  Nashville, TNNovember 8, 2018
I have never learned and grown so much as I have with my time with Microsoft. The pay and benefits are fantastic, and there are many resources to utilize to help further your career internally or externally. Culture is important to Microsoft, and I like that. I have enjoyed working with a diverse group of individuals. I feel like I have a voice, as large as the company is, which I think really speaks to just how much it values its employees.
Pros
Great Compensation. Great Culture. Very rewarding.
Cons
New content and directives come in waves and quickly. It is a challenge to manage at times.
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3.0
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Productive and somewhat fun workplace
Technical Program Manager (Former Employee) –  Redmond, WANovember 8, 2018
Microsoft is under a good leader which believes in people; however there are some managers that do not practice what the leader promotes. Very sad!
I find people are the key to any company's success in the eyes of the public and with social media providing an avenue to share concerns, these managers should take their job more seriously! They never know when they will be the ones in that seat...

I believe in Microsoft and its products and know they are doing good, it just needs to be done by more! You see Microsoft still employs some self-driven individuals with one thing on their mind...and they forget what is all about.

Thanks!
Pros
Free drinks
Cons
Some bad managers who don't care about good people and team collaboration
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3.0
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14 years, no respect
Business Process Analyst (Former Employee) –  Bellevue, WANovember 8, 2018
I loved my job at Microsoft. I had a great deal of autonomy and flexibility in my schedule The constant change to our business processes provided a steady stream of challenges. However, older employees who are not all about climbing the corporate ladder are not respected. Unless you are changing positions every 3 years, you are not viewed as valuable.
Pros
flexible work schedule
Cons
no work life balance
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5.0
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A fantastic company but it takes a long time to learn business
Licensing Executive (Former Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNNovember 8, 2018
The standards are higher than any place else I have worked, which is both a great opportunity to grow and an obstacle to work/life balance. Most successful people have been there for many years, ad the company is reluctant to hire from outside
Pros
Compensation
Cons
Stress
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2.0
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workplace culture
Software Engineer (Former Employee) –  Redmond, WANovember 7, 2018
Management talks the talk, but does not walk the walk. Talk of failure being a necessary feature of progress, but only success is rewarded or applies to career growth. Looking good is more important than actually being good. This got worse in the later years.
Pros
get paid
Cons
low quality managers, poor adherence to values, self-centered leadership
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4.0
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Great Company
Senior Program Manager (Bing Ads) (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WANovember 7, 2018
Microsoft is a great company to work for, you have the opportunity to work on so many different products and make a big impact. You also work with very smart people.
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Great company
Director of Modern Government, SLG (Former Employee) –  Philadelphia, PANovember 7, 2018
Amazing people, great culture. A lot of action, opportunity to learn and advance. Travel is typically an option. Global ecosystem. Benefits are great as well.
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Good company
Sr. Business Program Manager (Former Employee) –  Redmond, WANovember 6, 2018
Great benefits. The company has made many changes in vision over the past few years and the change shows. Internal engineering is a challenging department in which to work, but most other groups are solid.
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SDET Intern (Former Employee) –  Issaquah, WANovember 6, 2018
As an intern you go unnoticed unless you are from a high end school. They give you work and expect you to know how to do it. People seem to always be busy. The good thing about Microsoft is that there are so many different people that work there and you are bound to find someone that you can connect with and learn from.
Pros
Good to have on your resume
Cons
Feels like your are just another number in the company
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5.0
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Productive, challenging and rewarding
Operations and Communications Manager (Former Employee) –  Redmond, WANovember 5, 2018
Microsoft is a great company to work for, both when you are a vendor and a "blue badge". Management is always trying to create a productive work environment. Success is acknowledged and much appreciated. I would recommend applying for positions here.
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5.0
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Great
Software Development Engineer (Consultant) (Former Employee) –  Redmond, WANovember 3, 2018
The day starts with emails, calls, and meetings, Nowadays, Some parts of Microsoft provides breakfasts too so, you can have a healthy start of the day. People are nice, happy people. Believe in quality of work and not the quantity of work, great work ethics, and practices. I always enjoy working here. Diversity is at its best here, You can see people from everywhere.
Cons
No cons
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4.0
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Good work life balance with great benefits
Principal Engineering Manager (Current Employee) –  Redmond, WANovember 2, 2018
Changing culture, good work/life balance, and new growth with cloud investments. Moving towards open source and away from "not invented here". As you grow your career, politics and process can be limiters.
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5.0
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Productive and Innovative Workplace
Usability Manager + User Experience Researcher (Former Employee) –  Redmond, WANovember 2, 2018
Microsoft’s leadership around AI — Augmented Intelligence — is brilliant. Augmenting the capability of experts with thinking machines is a sustainable solution that will boost the evolution of humankind.
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5.0
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Best company I have ever worked for
Director (Former Employee) –  Redmond, WANovember 1, 2018
If Microsoft offers you a job, take it and don't look back. Just like any corporation, it has its flaws, but they are minor and MS seriously tries to fix them when you point them out. The technology is always challenging (and interesting) and sometimes they get management wrong, but still, it was a great place to work. What the company gets right FAR outweighs what it gets wrong.
Pros
GREAT benefits, interesting & smart people, fun loving culture, started as an individual contributor and worked my way up through the ranks to director.
Cons
Worked long hours but work life balance improved as the years went by, sometimes a lousy manager was allowed to take the mantle but not often.
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4.0
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Productive and career advancement company to work for
Salesforce Administrator/ Developer (Current Employee) –  Redmond, WANovember 1, 2018
Involved and interacted with various business user groups for gathering the requirements for CRM
implementation.
Created profiles, Roles based on Organization role hierarchy and implement record level and field
level security and configured their sharing settings.
Created workflow rules and defined related tasks, time triggered tasks, email alert, field updates to
implement business logic.
Created a sync of contacts, events and tasks between sales force to outlook and outlook to sales force
successfully.
Used Debugger making use of Breakpoints to monitor data movement and troubleshoot the
mappings.
Worked with Data loader for loading the attachments into salesforce.com, related to objects like
Accounts, Contacts, Opportunities, and Activities.
Create Email Templates and mail merge Templates and involved in doing mail merge for different
standard and custom objects.
Analyzing different business reports and customization of those reports in sales force.
Use force.com developer toolkit including Apex classes, Apex triggers and visual force pages to
develop custom business
Created and used Email templates in HTML and Visual force.
Developed Case Queues which automatically assign cases to a specific user or group of users based on
predefined criteria.
Working on record types, validation rules, triggers and page layouts
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5.0
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Excellent workplace
EM+S Subject Matter Expert, FastTrack Engineer (Current Employee) –  Las Colinas, TXNovember 1, 2018
Friendly environment, really good documentation to consult, very good training and preparation, excellent managers and leads. You can improve your knowledge every day.
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Perfect place to work
Software Development Engineer (Current Employee) –  Washington StateOctober 31, 2018
Love all team environments. Good location. Convenient for commutation.Not too stressful environment on most teams
Work the way you want culture.Great culture, flexible hours
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