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On average, employees at Microsoft give their company a 3.9 rating out of 5.0 - which is 3% higher than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. The happiest Microsoft employees are Network Engineers submitting an average rating of 5.0 and Developers with a rating of 4.8.

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3.9
Average Rating
(based on 502 Microsoft Review Ratings)
Company Culture
3.8
Growth Opportunities
3.4
People You Work With
4.3
Person You Work For
4.0
Rewards You Receive
3.9
Support You Get
4.1
Way You Work
4.0
Work Setting
4.1
"I worked at Microsoft since 1997. Absolutely wonderful salary and benefits. The quality of the experience in teams that I worked in varied, some wonderful, some poor. To get a job here, do some research regarding the technology of the position, and practice whiteboard coding of classic simple coding algorithms. A general trend I observed is that those at higher management levels seem to not be sincerely focused on serving the needs of the customer, fully understanding the customer, and failing to drive technical innovation. The usual large company political/social agendas seem to take priority, despite constant discussion about serving the customer and driving innovation. Upper management is not finely honed technically. Efforts to make change at the Individual Contributor (non-management) level tend to fail. This lack of innovation is ultimately reflected by the current revenue status of Microsoft in relation to Google, Apple and others. How to improve the situation? The problem is endemic to management itself, so corrective action needs to occur starting at the very top of the chain. Perhaps in part by injecting highly technically competent leaders into the management chain, found externally, and then empowering them with the authority to implement corrections."
Posted 5 months ago in Redmond, WA
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Anonymous Employee
Posted last month in San Antonio, TX

"The company benefits are amazing, the work life balance is good. The day in the life of a Desktop Support Advisor is a crazy one. Imagine having to solve 15-25 technical appointments in 15 minutes or less. Then imagine your supervisor asking you to maintain top sales with the floor salesmen. Yeah, really. It is a chaotic work environment, plenty to do, plenty to see, plenty of problems that need to be solved. If you like doing just one or two tasks a day, THIS IS NOT THE JOB FOR YOU."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Anonymous Employee
Posted last month in Redmond, WA

"Wouldn't recommend working at Microsoft."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 1 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

3.9
Microsoft (640)

4.8 Highest Rated in this Industry is N2 Publishing (23)
1.9 Lowest Rated in this Industry is CareCore National (9)
3.7 Average of All Companies in this Industry (4,543)
Anonymous Employee
Posted last month in Bellevue, WA

"I've worked for Microsoft close to 1 year and it is a wonderful place to work."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Anonymous Employee
Posted last month in Sunnyvale, CA

"Not much to say about working life in Microsoft. I got laid off shortly after being transferred to Microsoft as the result of its Nokia acquisition."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5

Average Microsoft Ratings in the Past 4 Years

Year Salary
2010 $3
2011 $3
2012 $3
2013 $4
Support Engineer
Posted last month in Redmond, WA

"Microsoft is a world class company with great and diverse of opportunities. Being in the good environment in Microsoft there are opportunities for professional developments."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Anonymous Employee
Posted last month in Freehold, NJ

"Strong company with great values and gained excellent working experience. Couldn't ask for a better environment."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Program Manager
Posted 2 months ago in Chevy Chase, MD

"Bar none, Microsoft is the best company that I have worked for. Why? Solid management, employees are well taken care of and well compensated. Well defined career path and every one is given the opportunity to succeed, excel and contribute to the financial goal of the company. For me it was 16+ years of excitement, commitment and rewarding fun work."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Anonymous Employee
Posted 2 months ago in Chicago, IL

"Microsoft is a fantastic company - great vision, great benefits, smart people. But there is a corporate hierarchy that gets in the way of truly making a difference until you reach higher levels - this is a very top down driven organization."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Anonymous Employee
Posted 2 months ago in Redmond, WA

"Very good company to work with overall but be aware of some unusual labor practices not expected from a company like Microsoft."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Consultant
Posted 2 months ago in Bellevue, WA

"Great Company to Work. Lots of technology and you will never get bored of working here."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Anonymous Employee
Posted 2 months ago in Bellevue, WA

"Great company to work for."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Software Development Engineer in Test
Posted 2 months ago in Redmond, WA

"I worked for Microsoft Corporation for seven years. I was with the PlayReady team for the entire time. I most valued the diversity of the team, the strong teamwork, and commitment to customer satisfaction. Microsoft provided many opportunities and resources to improve and grow professionally. Microsoft is a global company with over 100,000 employees."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Anonymous Employee
Posted 2 months ago in Redmond, WA

"Great company, but very competitive on the inside. Difficult to develop a long term career. Microsoft is interested on moving people and hiring younger talent each year. A lot of time focused on internal stuff. The company moves fast but still slower than what is really needed. Joined 1993 - recently left."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Anonymous Employee
Posted 2 months ago in Redmond, WA

"I'm a Process Engineer with over a decade of experience in the retail Operations space, supporting the physical supply chain."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Anonymous Employee
Posted 2 months ago in Seattle, WA

"Great company to work for."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
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