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4.0
Average Rating
(based on 714 Microsoft Review Ratings)
Company Culture
4.0
Growth Opportunities
3.5
People You Work With
4.3
Person You Work For
4.1
Rewards You Receive
3.9
Support You Get
4.2
Way You Work
4.1
Work Setting
4.1
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"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 years ago in Redmond, WA
Microsoft Employee
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
Microsoft Employee
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
Microsoft Employee
in Redmond, WA

"Good place to work. Nice environment."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Microsoft Employee
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
Support Engineer
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
Microsoft Employee
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
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
Microsoft Employee
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
Microsoft Employee
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
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
Microsoft Employee
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
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
Microsoft Employee
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
Microsoft Employee
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
Microsoft Employee
in Redmond, WA

"Brilliant people but too much bureaucracy getting in the way of getting things done!"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
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