Microsoft Employee Reviews in Redmond, WA
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Love working at microsoft. The atmosphere here is so collaberative and welcoming. Working in UR i got to meet a lot of wonderful people and the work life balance is pretty flexible.
I was caught up in 2 reorgs in 15 months putting me into a role I wasn't qualified for and never would have been hired into. I was sad to leave the company, which I did voluntarily, but I wasn't able to find a job that I was excited about. They look for very specific educational profiles and ways of thinking even though as a company they talk about diversity. If you have an MBA or CS degree, you'll do fine. Anything else, it's hard to move within the company and difficult to succeed since they have a specific way they do things.
Internal diversity groups, great company mission, great people
High pressure, long work days, difficult to succeed without being able to work their very specific way.
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At Microsoft, you get to work with a lot of brilliant minds and with products that everyone has heard of. A lot of the tech stack is microsoft specific but they did a good job. Sometimes there is office politics but it's not as common to deal with engineering.
Great campus, great people, big impact, benefits
Constanlty changing vision
Job security and advancementIn terms of job security at Microsoft, I’ve always felt secure in my employment. It’s been relatively easy to switch between groups and I have relocated by choice across the country twice to a different office on Microsoft’s dime. I have changed between engineering disciplines as well. Although I do feel changing disciplines slows your advancement through the promotion levels.
Plenty of opportunity to move around the company in different roles. So many smart, motivated, passionate people made it a joy to show up to work most days.
Great co-workers, good work / life balance, plenty of opportunity, cool products. CFO is awesome, always look forward to her all-hands.
A lot of re-orgs, muddled scope and friction between teams, duplication of work across parts of finance and marketing, compensation (for finance) is on the low-end of the market
Microsoft sets the bar high for places to work that stimulate your mind to want to grow and learn. The culture is positive and all about helping each other achieve your goals. I was very happy there and had to leave due to moving out of state and no offices nearby or remote options.
Benefits are awesome, culture is positive, work life balance is excellent, food is the best!
Worked at Redmond office. Commute is high traffic and extremely stressful. Pay well, but expect a high work load. Very demanding job with high expectations. Are constantly learning on the job.
Benefits, salary, team environment
Demand, extremely fast paced
If you are looking for accelerated career progression, you can take on a lot of work. However, you can also keep work life balance. I think it's a great place for parents with kids who want to place family as priority given all the benefits.
Microsoft works to develop some very exciting and ground breaking products. And there are some very hard-working, driven, and brilliant people that I really enjoy working with. However, they have little regard for work life balance, at least during certain phases of the projects.
Good compensation and benefits
Poor work life balance