Microsoft: What's it like to work here?

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487 reviews from employees

kununu Score: 4.1Recommendation: 84%
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487 employees rated this employer with an average of 4.1 points on a scale from 1 to 5.

369 employees recommended the employer in their reviews. The employer was not recommended in 72 reviews.

Cool world class company

3.2
Recommended
Former Temp / ContractorWorked in Design at Microsoft in Redmond, WA.

What I like

Great company

What I dislike

Strict regulations

Suggestions for improvement

More time off


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The worse toxic environment a company can have where a manager must fire 5% of their employees every year just because

1.8
Not recommended
Former EmployeeWorked at Microsoft in Seattle, WA.

What I like

Any positive experience is offset by the way they dump you just because you're not young anymore

What I dislike

Their 'good attrition target' that stack rank employees making they compete negatively inside the same team

Suggestions for improvement

Treat people with respect and consideration, observe diversity

Company Culture

Toxic

Attitude towards older colleagues

Wipes out who's been 20+ years in the company


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Good place to work, gives me flexibility to succeed

4.0
Recommended
C-Suite / LeadershipWorked at Microsoft in Redmond, WA at the time of review.

What I like

Treat me well. Good managers. Flexible work schedule and style

What I dislike

Politics and don't get rid of underperformers

Suggestions for improvement

More offices the is too much crowding


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Be a leader to gain trust of your employees and help them understand and work as a team

4.9
Recommended
C-Suite / LeadershipWorked at Archway (Microsoft) in Fargo, ND at the time of review.

What I like

Well where hard workers we try to meet people needs by explaining things the right way

What I dislike

Not getting the job done but completing it

Suggestions for improvement

More opinions benefits more improvment more employees Hired

Company Culture

Working hard to make this world more efficient

Company Image

I like to help them understand

Work-Life Balance

Getting things done the right way

Career Development

Working together as a team

Handicapped Accessibility

Yes

Overall compensation for your work

100 percent

Inclusive / Diverse

Helping people meet expections

Environmental Friendliness

Sharing each other opinions

Workplace Safety

Making sure things are in order and clean

Teamwork

Make sure they understand their job by explaining

Attitude towards older colleagues

Give them simple jobs

Support from management

Definitely

Office / Work Environment

Proper dress code

Challenging Work

It's all about meeting expections

Job Security

Cause I'm a role model of the company

Internal Communication

Meeting different people

Gender Equality

Respect

Freedom to work independently

Gaining trust

If you are looking for a promising career with great pay and benefits and the option to be promoted this is the place

4.9
Recommended
Former C-Suite / LeadershipWorked at Microsoft in Chicago, IL.

What I like

My best personal experience is starting windows development programs and testing the windows products

What I dislike

There is no department that will be disapproved

Suggestions for improvement

To be honest this company is the leader in its industry

Company Culture

We work as one team which makes us successful

Company Image

We have the best work place environment and we work as one

Work-Life Balance

We don't over work our employees and have an even workplace and life balance

Career Development

There is potential to grow from any department

Handicapped Accessibility

Our facilities are accessible to anyone

Overall compensation for your work

The average pay is well above average

Inclusive / Diverse

We support all and any opinions

Environmental Friendliness

We put the environment first and is recurred

Workplace Safety

We put safety first at all times

Teamwork

Our employees are not only friends they are family

Attitude towards older colleagues

Everyone is treated equally no excuses

Support from management

Management supports all employees 100 percent

Office / Work Environment

We have state of the art facilities

Challenging Work

The work is only challenging if you make it

Job Security

Everyone's position is stable and always there if you come to work

Internal Communication

We are like one big family at our company

Gender Equality

We treat all employees equally

Freedom to work independently

We trust our employees with our lives

spend more retraining new staff and veteraon to the always new evolving technology

4.4
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at MICROSOFT CORPORATION in Washington, D.C. at the time of review.

What I like

very professioanls compnay with very profesisoanls business ethics

What I dislike

spend more moneu expanding mu cpmpnay

Suggestions for improvement

spend more on traing and new technology

Company Culture

very professional compnay

Challenging Work

very tedious


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i have alot experinces with this company and alot of knolwedge how to deal the team and supervision

4.9
Recommended
Former EmployeeWorked at Microsoft / Inspur Worldwide Services in Bloomington, MN.

What I like

my positive experinces is leadership in the team and hiegh quality with the server functions also i have experinces with harf jop and how to finish it in a short time

What I dislike

in right no parts in my company i disapprove of.

Suggestions for improvement

i think we can improve it to make it wide more in the world and offer more technology


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great decision making within the company and its employees

4.9
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at Archway (Microsoft) in New York City, NY at the time of review.

What I like

great survey and of great interest

What I dislike

lack of maintenance within the organization

Suggestions for improvement

large suppliers and products for the use and consumption of the user

Company Culture

very good

Company Image

good

Work-Life Balance

very good

Career Development

very good

Handicapped Accessibility

very good

Overall compensation for your work

very good

Inclusive / Diverse

good

Environmental Friendliness

good

Workplace Safety

good

Teamwork

good

Attitude towards older colleagues

good

Support from management

good

Office / Work Environment

good

Challenging Work

good

Job Security

good

Internal Communication

good

Gender Equality

good

Freedom to work independently

very good

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

3.1
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at Microsoft Corp. in Redmond at the time of review.

What I like

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

What I dislike

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.

Suggestions for improvement

gender pay equity. more training for mental health impacts.

Company Culture

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

Company Image

more focus needs to be brought to equality

Work-Life Balance

Microsoft

Career Development

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

Handicapped Accessibility

Microsoft

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

Inclusive / Diverse

Microsoft

Environmental Friendliness

Microsoft

Workplace Safety

Microsoft

Teamwork

Microsoft

Attitude towards older colleagues

Microsoft

Office / Work Environment

Microsoft

Challenging Work

supporting c-level execs, fast pace, long hours

Internal Communication

Microsoft

Gender Equality

Microsoft

Freedom to work independently

Microsoft


Support from management

Job Security

intense work load, highly stressful, good hours

4.8
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at microsoft in Los Angeles, CA at the time of review.

What I like

My daughter had a medical emergency that required me to leave the state for a few days and I was given the time off with pay to tend to her needs.

What I dislike

I am very happy with the current state of the work environment

Suggestions for improvement

I think there is room for improvement in promoting women within the company.


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