"A closet, nay a cell, in a dump is what they would consider a good office. Great place to learn your craft but you won't advance unless you come in at GM or higher."
"I have worked at Microsoft since 2006. You need to expect reorganizations and movement to new managers and office spaces regularly. I view this as giving me a variety of experiences. With 100k employees, the company is necessarily political. However, this often goes down the the lower levels which is a bummer. The benefits are A+. I have not found better benefits anywhere."
"I enjoyed my internship at Microsoft. There are lots of really smart people there, an I got to work on cool technology. The compensation was very competitive. The only real downside of Microsoft is how large it is. Sometimes, it's hard to find the correct documentation or team that you need to interface with."
"Excellent working on the innovation and different works."
"I've worked since 2013 and was good for all and good experience."
"Microsoft is a company that does many products across consumer and enterprise markets. One can always find the new technologies and/or new products to work on. Giving myself as an example, I have worked for Windows, Windows Phone and Microsoft Research across multiple disciplines. Not many companies can offer those opportunities. Strongly recommended."
"I started in Microsoft from 2004. Overall, it is a strong company to work in."
"Great place to pass an internship! A lot of things can be learned in here : )"
"I worked with Volt for a while. Benefits not so good. Hourly compensation.. be on top of them to keep it high. Eh. Better than not working."
"Microsoft's 'Stack-Ranking' system, which forces Supervisors to rank direct reports against each other, forces a significant % to be rated as 'underperformers' and makes it very subjective how one will fare. It is politically driven and holds employees accountable for things they cannot control."
"I've worked for Microsoft for 11 months now and love it there! If you work hard you will be rewarded."
"I've worked with Microsoft for 18 years. I've seen this company evolve and grow and it contains great people. The people give the company their very best. I recommend they upgrade their environment to be more collaborative and innovative. I recommend they create an innovative atmosphere and allow new ideas. Their calibration process has kept innovation from happening and now that it is gone, we should see the company improve in this area."
"Microsoft is an excellent company to work. What needs to be improved is the work/life balance. The required travel is 70% in some positions."