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Microsoft experience report

  • 14.Apr 2019
  • Employee

Many good things, benefits are great, working with smart people, technology is great. non-technical roles not equal

3.06

Company Culture

difficult for women to advance. hard for non-technical roles to earn enough to live less than hour commute from work.

Teamwork

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Freedom to work independently

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Internal Communication

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Gender Equality

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Attitude towards older colleagues

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Career Development

Administrative staff tops out quickly, isn't paid enough to live close to work and has no bridge to other career tracks

Overall compensation for your work

comparable to other companies, yes. fair as in I can afford to support my family in the high priced area I work, no

Office / Work Environment

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Environmental Friendliness

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Work-Life Balance

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Company Image

more focus needs to be brought to equality

Handicapped Accessibility

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Workplace Safety

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Challenging Work

supporting c-level execs, fast pace, long hours

Inclusive / Diverse

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Suggestions for improvement

  • gender pay equity. more training for mental health impacts.

What I like about the company

great benefits. fun employee events. smart people. worldwide locations.

What I dislike about the company

non-technical roles are not as valued and less is put into retaining them. as with the world, there is bias, racism, and sexism. more needs to be done to call out these things and work to change behaviors.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking 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 Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Microsoft Corp.
  • City
    Redmond
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered