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Updated 27 Jan 2020

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4.3
93%
Recommend to a Friend
98%
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
Satya Nadella
213 Ratings
  1. "SDE At MS"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Work Life balance Not a lot of stress

    Cons

    Red tape Growing can be political

    Microsoft2020-01-27
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Moderate company"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Hyderābād
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Benefits Good technology if you are working in good team Learning Brand Easy internal job movement

    Cons

    Officially wfh allowed but managers did not like if you opt wfh Lots of re org very frequently Less compensation compared to other top companies

    Advice to Management

    Management doing great especially after Satya take over

    Microsoft2019-12-13
  3. "Microsoft is changing"

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    Former Employee - IT Software Development Engineer In Test II 

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It's fun if you are in a good team.

    Cons

    a lot of politics

    Microsoft2019-12-08
  4. "World leading company"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer-II in Herzliya
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Culture - changed dramatically with Satya's CEOship Rewards+Benefits - market leading Many opportunities

    Cons

    Many outdated products requiring support

    Microsoft2019-11-19
  5. "Software Development Engineer 2"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer-II in Hyderābād
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Awesome work life balance at Microsoft

    Cons

    Salary compared to other competitors can be better

    Microsoft2019-10-18
  6. "Great employer"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer-II 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Lot of possibilities to learn and grow. You can voice and apply your opinion. Feels like university campus

    Cons

    Your work can get swapped or team reorged

    Microsoft2019-10-03
  7. "Best company for work-life balance"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer-II in Hyderābād
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You can decide your work life balance for yourself

    Cons

    None faced by me during my tenure there

    Microsoft2019-09-19
  8. "Great!"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Moscow
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Company policies Office Interesting tasks Free office food Stable employment You can work remotly half of the week Fair career opportunities

    Cons

    Legacy tools You may stuck as contractor

    Microsoft2019-09-13
  9. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Oslo
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits. Nice work environment. Challenging problems. Major impact

    Cons

    Slow moving. Top heavy. Alot of legacy.

    Advice to Management

    Cut support on legacy and move on.

    Microsoft2019-09-12
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not a bad place to work"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer-II in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Surrounded by brilliant people, work on projects with major impact, work with people from around the world

    Cons

    Corporate structure, sometimes slow to move or change direction, promotion is not necessarily about merit, job is often all-consuming

    Advice to Management

    Be more generous with health benefits. Increase pay. Allow teams to take more chances. Practice what you preach about "work/life balance"

    Microsoft2019-08-15
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