Microsoft Employee Reviews about "smart people"

Updated 31 Jul 2020

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
Satya Nadella
11,681 Ratings
Pros
  • "It was great at an early stage in my career to be exposed to so many smart people(in 1917 reviews)

  • "Fantastic company with great benefits(in 1596 reviews)

Cons
  • "Performance review system is not too fair(in 538 reviews)

  • "There are no cons for this organisation(in 346 reviews)

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  1. "Great Experience"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It was great at an early stage in my career to be exposed to so many smart people. A wonderful environment to learn in. I would highly recommend the experience.

    Cons

    Some of the normal limitations of large organizations apply here.

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    "Amazing culture revolution"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior IPE Lead in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Working with smart people on innovative projects

    Cons

    Hierarchical org behavior, difficult to influence properly when outside Redmond


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    "Great company but challenging hours"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, smart people, lots of opportunity

    Cons

    Global hours - the day can stretch to try to connect with your colleagues around the world

  4. "Microsoft"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    You'll be surrounded by smart people and you'll work on the edge of the technology. If you're willing to move to Seattle, this is one of the greatest companies to work for.

    Cons

    Many decisions still are done in Redmond and your career will plateau quickly outside of Redmond. I also couldn't chose the right tool for the job at any given time because there were always a MS technology we were supposed to use. The latter is changing I'm being told by friends.

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  5. "Solid company"

    5.0
    • Work/L