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Review averages

  • 207 employees say

    Excellent (107)
    51.690821256039%
    Good (52)
    25.12077294686%
    Satisfactory (30)
    14.492753623188%
    Subpar (18)
    8.695652173913%
    3.78
  • 5 applicants say

    Excellent (4)
    80%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    20%
    4.00

Company summary

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

Microsoft refers to Microsoft Corp. and its affiliates, including Microsoft Mobile Oy, a subsidiary of Microsoft. Microsoft Mobile Oy develops, manufactures and distributes Lumia and Asha and Nokia X mobile phones and other devices.


Company info

Who we are

Company outlook

At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Our mission is grounded in both the world in which we live and the future we strive to create. Today, we live in a mobile-first, cloud-first world, and the transformation we are driving across our businesses is designed to enable Microsoft and our customers to thrive in this world. We do business in 170 countries and are made up of 114,000 passionate employees dedicated to fulfilling our mission of helping you and your organization achieve more.

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Benefits

Benefits and Perks


A culture of wellness and balance

Benefits play an important role in your choice of an employer. That’s why we work hard to make sure our benefits reflect the changing needs and wants of our people, and it’s why we provide many industry-leading benefits to our employees who rely on them. Our goal is to empower you with the resources, incentives, and flexibility you need to enjoy success on the job and to live a healthy, balanced life.

Learn more about our benefit offerings for employees in the U.S. If you are seeking employment with Microsoft outside of the US, please consult with your local recruiter for more detail on the benefits offered in your country of employment. 

Career development

At Microsoft, you’ll have an amazing range of opportunities. You might become an expert in a particular field or build proficiencies across many areas. You might be an individual contributor or become a manager. Because we have so many kinds of jobs in so many different places, you can stay in one building, city, or country, or you can cross borders—in person, or virtually.

Your career and professional development is a partnership between you and your manager, reinforced by our numerous career resources. And as much as we’re here to support you, we believe your career is an individual adventure. You drive your career development plan while your manager assists and coaches you, and we provide a framework with the tools and resources you need to succeed.

One thing is certain, you’ll never stand still at Microsoft.



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Our philosophy: an individual adventure

Defined roles. Each of our jobs has clear requirements for success but lots of room to push boundaries and grow. Managers provide ongoing support, but ultimately you are empowered to shape your personal experience and chart your own career path. You can go deep in an area of expertise, or move across functions or businesses to experience a breadth of opportunity.

Career path options. You don’t have to be a manager to move up. Both individual contributor and management careers progress all the way through senior levels—we highly value both.

Movement between job families. We define desired results and consistently apply them for all job families available across our teams. This makes it easy for you to learn about each job family and identify and develop.

Our career guide

A clear way to manage your career. Our career guide is a tool that describes careers across the company and provides visibility to those opportunities to help you manage your career. The career guide helps you understand the skills and capabilities that contribute to success in today’s environment, and provides a variety of ways to develop both in role and for your future career. As part of your development, you’ll have the option to engage in some 2,000 training programs taught by instructors from leading educational institutions and offered online, virtually, or in classrooms around the globe. You can’t beat the level of investment we place on career development.


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Mentoring & networking

Connections to help us grow. At Microsoft we share knowledge, experiences, and resources to help each other achieve our career goals and grow both professionally and personally.

Mentoring allows you to learn from the experiences of professionals within and outside of your own area of expertise, and to build a network to help find opportunities that can promote your development. Mentoring is a great way to make a big company feel smaller—and its opportunities more accessible—to each of us.

Employee resource groups, networks and social groups allow people with common interests or backgrounds to connect with each other. Do you love pets, vegetarian cooking, or the environment? Do you share a cultural background or special need with other employees? Chances are you’ll find a network of people with similar interests and/or needs at Microsoft, and you can connect with them as you develop your career and lifestyle. Being a part of the Microsoft community is a rich, fulfilling experience.



Diversity and inclusion

The heart of our business. Microsoft has always been about recognizing the value that different life experiences and viewpoints bring to our business. We seek out people from diverse backgrounds and encourage them to take risks and approach challenges unconventionally.

Learn about diversity and inclusion at Microsoft

See our open roles in disability hiring


Corporate citizenship

Global reach. Local impact. Microsoft has a responsibility, based on our mission and values, to promote social and economic opportunity in the communities where we work, live, and do business. That’s why we collaborate with governments and community organizations to address societal needs. Our commitment to enabling societal change and upholding the highest standards of business conduct are a part of what make us proud about working at Microsoft. With the support of our employees and in alliance with our many partners, we will continue to make positive and lasting contributions to society.

Learn about corporate citizenship at Microsoft

Location

For applicants

What we offer

What is special about working for us?

At Microsoft, we believe that our continued success depends on the diverse skills, experiences, and backgrounds that our employees bring to the company. To help foster diversity and inclusion, Microsoft has a rich community of Employee Resource Groups (ERG) and Employee Networks (EN). These organizations provide career development, support, networking opportunities, mentoring, community participation, product input, and assistance in activities that promote cultural awareness. Their programs include speaker series, scholarship programs, community service, development conferences, and heritage celebrations.

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How would we describe the company culture?

Mission and Culture

Empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more. That’s what inspires us, drives our work and pushes us to challenge the status quo every day. At Microsoft we also work to empower our employees so they can achieve more. We believe we should each find meaning in our work and we ensure employees have the freedom and the reach to help make a difference in the world.

Growth mindset: At Microsoft, we’re insatiably curious and always learning. We ask questions, take risks and build on each other’s ideas, because we are better together. We lean in to uncertainty, take risks and move quickly when we make mistakes, because we know that failure happens along the way to innovation and breakthrough. 

Customer obsessed: We are passionate about helping our customers achieve more, and that means we really listen and learn from them. We bring solutions that don’t just meet the needs of customers and their businesses, they often surprise and delight them. Then we innovate further to give them even more.

Diversity and inclusion: We don’t just value differences, we seek them out. We invite them in. Microsoft is a place where employees can be who they are. We value diverse perspectives. And as a result, we have better ideas, better products and happier customers.

One Microsoft: We are a family of individuals at a truly global company, united by a single mission. We work together, building on each other’s ideas and collaborating across boundaries to bring the best of Microsoft to our customers and the world. 

Making a difference: Our employees have access to the latest technology and tools, the power to build on the company’s far-reaching momentum and the drive to change the world. We can make a difference. Together, we can help billions of people around the globe use digital technology to achieve amazing things.

We know where we’re going as a company and how we’ll get there. We are committed to reinvent productivity and business processes, build the intelligent cloud platform and create more personal computing. These three goals are interconnected, they’re bold—and they’re why we are always looking to bring even more brilliant and creative people to our team.

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What else should applicants know about us?

Inclusive Hiring for People with Disabilities

From the very first days of our company, Microsoft has sought to enable individuals and organizations around the world to do great things.

Our Mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. One of the ways we will fulfill this ambition is through an unwavering commitment to a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture.

We are on a journey to leverage the strength of our diverse workforce through greater inclusion. Being inclusive is not something we simply do, but rather, it stands for who we are. In other words, where we are along our journey determines who we are as a company and gives meaning to the culture we are building at Microsoft.

The diversity of our workforce and inclusion of talented people from different backgrounds is the fuel that keeps the engines of innovation and growth running. This is essential to our long-term success. In order to build the best products for everyone, we need to have a diverse and inclusive workforce across all abilities. For example, in the case for autism, we know there is an untapped pool of talent with skills aligned to the work we are doing every day at Microsoft.

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Reviews for Microsoft Corporation

Reviews - What employees say

3.78 Employees say
4.00 Applicants say
  • 28.Feb 2017 (Last edit 05.Mar 2017)
  • Employee

Company culture

Great culture here. Most teams are extraordinary. A few have problems. Talk to as many ppl on the team as possible when applying.

Teamwork

Big on teamwork. Daily stand-ups are very helpful.

Gender Equality

Very good at gender equality.

Attitude towards older colleagues

I was let go after 1 week because the team lead didn't like older software developers(I was 60). I had a good case for age discrimination but let it go.

Of course they said it was because I couldn't learn their systems fast enough. When in fact, I was bugging them to work w/me and give me tasks. But after I met the team lead on my 1st day NO ONE would work with me anymore(even the team member that hired me was unavailable). They had decided to give me no work and then say I was slow to startup.

It was very hurtful to be fired for being too old.

Not all teams are like this tho. The other teams at MS are great ppl. Most are a dream to work with.

Career Development

Many opportunities for advancing your career.

Work-Life Balance

I never felt pressure to work extra hours although it does happen depending on the team. I always got a cheerful approval when requesting time away for personal/family business.

Challenging Work

I'm very proud of my work dating back to 2006 at MS. Plenty of challenging projects!

Inclusive/Diverse

Yes. Absolutely.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Obey hiring laws. Stop age discrimination. Hiring interviews should be done by employees that speak excellent English.

What I like about the company

large steady company. Teams have autonomy. Most employees are great people. Work from home(software developers). Flex time. Great food in cafeteria. Free rides to/from work. Many perks.

What I dislike about the company

Teams have too much autonomy. Some hiring managers only hire workers from India/Pakistan. Some do not speak good English and interviews can become a nightmare.

Company culture
4.00
Support from Management
3.00
Teamwork
5.00
Level of Autonomy
5.00
Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall Compensation for your work
4.00
Office/Work Environment
3.00
Eco-consciousness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job security
3.00
Handicap Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive/Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Relocation allowance is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Microsoft Corporation
  • City
    Seattle
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2013
  • Position
    Temporary

There are no statements for this review yet.

Company response

The review above has been updated on Mar 5, 2017.

The statement is referring to the following comment submitted earlier:

Suggestions for improvement:

- {[ imp.improvement ]}

The statement is referring to the review submitted beforehand!



  • 28.Dec 2016
  • Employee

Teamwork

Microsoft has always been known for having great teams of people who dedicate their knowledge to helping the company move forward. I had the opportunity to meet some wonderful people working here and could't be happier with all of the great people there.

Company Image

Microsoft has always had a good image and strive to provide excellence in all their products and services. Also they do great things for the community and will continue to provide the best products.

What I like about the company

The pay is great and the people are awesome.

What I dislike about the company

Nothing.

Company culture
0.00
Support from Management
0.00
Teamwork
5.00
Level of Autonomy
0.00
Communication
0.00
Gender Equality
0.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
0.00
Career Development
0.00
Overall Compensation for your work
0.00
Office/Work Environment
0.00
Eco-consciousness
0.00
Work-Life Balance
0.00
Company Image
5.00
Job security
0.00
Handicap Accessibility
0.00
Workplace Safety
0.00
Challenging Work
0.00
Inclusive/Diverse
0.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Relocation allowance is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Microsoft Corporation
  • City
    Charlotte
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    IT

There are no statements for this review yet.

Company response

The review above has been updated on Dec 28, 2016.

The statement is referring to the following comment submitted earlier:

Suggestions for improvement:

- {[ imp.improvement ]}

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  • 19.Dec 2016
  • Employee

Company culture

Great

Support from Management

good

Teamwork

very well

Level of Autonomy

Knowledge led

Communication

good service

Gender Equality

Equal

Attitude towards older colleagues

Awesome

Career Development

great development you can work your way up

Overall Compensation for your work

Great compensation

Office/Work Environment

Great

Eco-consciousness

Cool

Work-Life Balance

Ehhh

Company Image

Has a good public image

Job security

Great no layoffs

Handicap Accessibility

Yes has proper needs for handicap

Workplace Safety

great safety

Challenging Work

Yes and its great

Inclusive/Diverse

Very inclusive, with a diverse atmoshpere

Suggestions for improvement

  • Help employees more often, and dont overwork the employees. Or quality of life could drop.

What I like about the company

Its has a good work atmosphere for the employees, and they genuinely care about workers.

What I dislike about the company

Its not the brightest looking work place.

Company culture
5.00
Support from Management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Level of Autonomy
5.00
Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall Compensation for your work
4.00
Office/Work Environment
4.00
Eco-consciousness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
5.00
Job security
5.00
Handicap Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive/Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Microsoft Corporation
  • City
    Boise
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Not specified
  • Position
    not specified

There are no statements for this review yet.

Company response

The review above has been updated on Dec 19, 2016.

The statement is referring to the following comment submitted earlier:

Suggestions for improvement:

- {[ imp.improvement ]}

The statement is referring to the review submitted beforehand!



  • 18.Dec 2016
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • nope

What I like about the company

They have products in a multitude of areas, and in most of those areas millions or even billions of people use them. Work diversity AND market presence!
They’ve got a lot of smart people working there, and you can learn a lot from them. I know I have.
You can move to work in wildly different areas over the years without losing seniority or worrying about your pay. I did Windows, IE for Unix, Flight Simulator, peer-to-peer, touch mouse, research, distributed file systems (cosmos) and now cloud computing (Azure compute). It’s awesome.
Good pay, great benefits, awesome work environment, and really nice area to live in (Redmond / eastside), at least for the things I value.
Some of the greatest luminaries in computer science work there.
They have HoloLens.

What I dislike about the company

Too much competition

Company culture
4.00
Support from Management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Level of Autonomy
4.00
Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall Compensation for your work
4.00
Office/Work Environment
4.00
Eco-consciousness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job security
4.00
Handicap Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive/Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Microsoft Corporation
  • City
    San Francisco
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2015
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    IT

There are no statements for this review yet.

Company response

The review above has been updated on Dec 18, 2016.

The statement is referring to the following comment submitted earlier:

Suggestions for improvement:

- {[ imp.improvement ]}

The statement is referring to the review submitted beforehand!



  • 15.Dec 2016
  • Employee

Company culture

If you are a FTE, then you are good to go. I was not.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Why train a person to learn the job, only to let them go after 18 months, once they are comfortable and able to do the job.

What I like about the company

If you live close and enjoy working on the phone with customers, this is a great place. Low cost food options and free beverages were very nice.

What I dislike about the company

I was a consultant or orange badge, so I was making 1/2 or less what the FTE's or blue badges made for doing the same work, with no benefits. Advice to others taking a consultant position are to update resume with the Microsoft name, learn what you can, and find a FT job elsewhere.

Company culture
3.00
Support from Management
4.00
Teamwork
3.00
Level of Autonomy
5.00
Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall Compensation for your work
3.00
Office/Work Environment
2.00
Eco-consciousness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
3.00
Job security
3.00
Handicap Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive/Diverse
4.00
  • Company
    Microsoft Corporation
  • City
    Charlotte
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    IT

There are no statements for this review yet.

Company response

The review above has been updated on Dec 15, 2016.

The statement is referring to the following comment submitted earlier:

Suggestions for improvement:

- {[ imp.improvement ]}

The statement is referring to the review submitted beforehand!



  • 17.Nov 2016
  • Employee

Company culture

Lots of meetings, brainstorming and big bold goals

Support from Management

Lots of mechanisms for communication--meetings, memos...dynamic org structure is not for everyone...staying ahead and maintaining ties with management isn't easy when it changes annually.

Teamwork

Commitments rend to be individual and not dependent upon your closest team members.

Level of Autonomy

If you do your job, your given space to do your job.

Communication

Depends on your manager and how well they lead using communication.

Gender Equality

As a female I never felt held back for that reason.

Career Development

You own your path.

Overall Compensation for your work

Stock lately helps

Office/Work Environment

Clean but not yet as dynamic and fun as it could be....and as seen in their overseas offices.

Eco-consciousness

Online is obviously helping with this

Work-Life Balance

Most people make friends at work and think working all the time is life....so not so balanced if you have or want to succeed in life and work.

Challenging Work

Depending on your role....you will always have opportunities to challenge yourself. There are no babysitters of your career.

Inclusive/Diverse

Only as good as its managers.

Company culture
5.00
Support from Management
4.00
Teamwork
3.00
Level of Autonomy
5.00
Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall Compensation for your work
4.00
Office/Work Environment
3.00
Eco-consciousness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
4.00
Job security
3.00
Handicap Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive/Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Relocation allowance is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Microsoft Corporation
  • City
    Seattle
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2013
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Marketing/product management

There are no statements for this review yet.

Company response

The review above has been updated on Nov 17, 2016.

The statement is referring to the following comment submitted earlier:

Suggestions for improvement:

- {[ imp.improvement ]}

The statement is referring to the review submitted beforehand!



  • 27.Oct 2016
  • Employee

Company culture

The management is pretty random and disorganized. Everyone is out for themselves. Not a lot of support or direction.

Support from Management

Not at all. There are no sound decisions being made. They change their minds and waste time

Teamwork

Individual employees have good rapport and teamwork but there is only so much they can do without strong managers

Level of Autonomy

Mostly. Except in Reno

Attitude towards older colleagues

Never! You have to be under 30 to get a job

Career Development

Only if you will move to Redmond

Overall Compensation for your work

Pay is good but not in the long run considering all they expect

Work-Life Balance

They act like you have balance but you are expected to be "on" at all times and you are judged by how long it takes you to answer emails.

Job security

None. They randomly lay people off that are good performers

Challenging Work

Most of the work turns out to be a waste of time. We spin our wheels and go to meetings more than any real work.

Inclusive/Diverse

If you are a non-white you will definitely be hired. They value pretending to be all inclusive over hiring the right people.

Company culture
1.00
Support from Management
1.00
Teamwork
3.00
Level of Autonomy
4.00
Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall Compensation for your work
1.00
Office/Work Environment
3.00
Eco-consciousness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job security
1.00
Handicap Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
0.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive/Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Microsoft Corporation
  • City
    Reno
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

There are no statements for this review yet.

Company response

The review above has been updated on Oct 27, 2016.

The statement is referring to the following comment submitted earlier:

Suggestions for improvement:

- {[ imp.improvement ]}

The statement is referring to the review submitted beforehand!



  • 01.Oct 2016
  • Employee

Attitude towards older colleagues

Be prepared to be "Managed Out" if you are over 45 old and with the company for over 10 years - It's happening ALL OVER MSFT!

Inclusive/Diverse

Be prepared to be "Managed Out" if you are over 45 old and with the company for over 10 years - It's happening ALL OVER MSFT!

What I dislike about the company

Massive elimination of tenured employees that are individual contributors over 45 with 10+ years at the company (READ - The expensive ones)

Company culture
4.00
Support from Management
3.00
Teamwork
3.00
Level of Autonomy
4.00
Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall Compensation for your work
3.00
Office/Work Environment
4.00
Eco-consciousness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
3.00
Job security
1.00
Handicap Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive/Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Microsoft Corporation
  • City
    Seattle
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Distribution/sales

There are no statements for this review yet.

Company response

The review above has been updated on Oct 1, 2016.

The statement is referring to the following comment submitted earlier:

Suggestions for improvement:

- {[ imp.improvement ]}

The statement is referring to the review submitted beforehand!



  • 18.Sep 2016
  • Employee

Company culture

Good

Level of Autonomy

I can work independently.

Communication

yes

Gender Equality

I believe to company supports gender equality.

Attitude towards older colleagues

I work with people who are half my age but that has not presented to be a problem.

Career Development

I just started with the company less than 6 months ago but from what I've seen they cultivate personal development.

Overall Compensation for your work

I find my pay to be in-line with my work responsibilities.

Office/Work Environment

The office is comfortable

Eco-consciousness

The company is environmentally conscious.

Work-Life Balance

The work schedules are flexible.

Company Image

I feel the company has a strong brand.

Job security

In this category I am a

Challenging Work

I feel challenged in my work.

Inclusive/Diverse

I find the company in support of diverse ideas.

What I like about the company

I always wanted to work for Microsoft and now that I am an employee I must say I am really enjoying it.

What I dislike about the company

Nothing

Company culture
4.00
Support from Management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Level of Autonomy
5.00
Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall Compensation for your work
5.00
Office/Work Environment
4.00
Eco-consciousness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job security
5.00
Handicap Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive/Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Microsoft Corporation
  • City
    San Francisco
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Finance

There are no statements for this review yet.

Company response

The review above has been updated on Sep 18, 2016.

The statement is referring to the following comment submitted earlier:

Suggestions for improvement:

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  • 06.Sep 2016
  • Employee

Company culture

Zero sum, somebody has to lose for somebody to win

Support from Management

Goals are set, held accountable, and ignored based on you being in a clique or out.

Teamwork

At the lower levels not the higher levels.

Level of Autonomy

Depends on your level and your clique.

Communication

Depends, high level is great, mid level is week, low level is good.

Gender Equality

If you are a women you have access to mentoring, if you are a male it is much harder.

Attitude towards older colleagues

The average life of a senior hire is under 2 years. I knew of very very few older colleagues that were employees, most got driven out and brought back as consultants.

Career Development

For young employees or selected minorities it is exceptional, others not so much.

Overall Compensation for your work

Pay is outstanding if you can deal with the rest.

Office/Work Environment

Best facilities I have ever seen.

Eco-consciousness

Highest I have ever seen.

Work-Life Balance

Non existent.

Company Image

Over all pretty good. But has a well earned reputation for being cut throat.

Job security

Not any longer.

Handicap Accessibility

Very good

Workplace Safety

Very good.

Challenging Work

The problems are challenging, but you are not empowered to fix them.

Inclusive/Diverse

Over compensating. Diverse but not valuing of white males.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Focus on how employees get treated by management. Weed out the managers by how they treat people. Don't rely on HR, they are not part of the solution.

What I like about the company

It was a great physical environment. The benefits were amazing. The technology was breathtaking.

What I dislike about the company

It was a cut throat environment. People undermine each other, the good old Microsofties are like a gang. If you aren't in the gang the rules are very different. Integrity to the customers is great, integrity between employees is very low.

Company culture
1.00
Support from Management
1.00
Teamwork
3.00
Level of Autonomy
1.00
Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall Compensation for your work
5.00
Office/Work Environment
5.00
Eco-consciousness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
4.00
Job security
1.00
Handicap Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive/Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Relocation allowance is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Microsoft Corporation
  • City
    Redmond
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2015
  • Position
    Management/executive staff
  • Department
    IT

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Review averages

  • 207 employees say

    Excellent (107)
    51.690821256039%
    Good (52)
    25.12077294686%
    Satisfactory (30)
    14.492753623188%
    Subpar (18)
    8.695652173913%
    3.78
  • 5 applicants say

    Excellent (4)
    80%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    20%
    4.00

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