Worked here 16+ years. Overall have had a good experience -- I work hard but have lots of flexibility that allows for work-life balance.
I have been here for 15+ years and feel that the company has become much more women and family friendly with a focus on an evolving culture that allows women to feel more empowered to work with different styles and approaches. It is also up to the individual but the company certainly supports family first, Work life integration and culture that supports women's careers more progressively. I often say that I have had 3 distinct careers within the same company; you cant say that about many companies - this is due to the great career movement that you can do across many different areas of the business.
I've been here for almost three years and have built up a lot of communication and management skills. It is a good place to build up skills needed in the industry.
Depends on the team and the manager, but overall it's a very good company, it has good benefits for women/mothers but we can see by ourselves that the leadership is still all men
Good company. Lots of variability between groups.
Many people with family so it's more understanding
I have worked here for 3.5 years - its not an easy place to thrive. It takes a while to built credibility and trust. Not to mention, one should build a thick skin and toughen up, in terms of accepting criticism/not being heard, and still voice out to sustain and grow.
Microsoft truly is a company that can change the world. Their reach is incredible. I work on Office, a product used by millions and millions of people every day. That's exciting and motivating! They have lots of perks, but like all large companies, a fair amount of bureaucracy as well. The trick is finding a good team. There are many good teams, but there are a few real lemons that will sour you on Microsoft for good. Once I had kids, I made sure to work only for managers who also had kids -- they just get it. But there are also managers without kids who understand the pressure. While I have been the trailblazer, nowadays I also prefer to work on teams that already have a number of women. You only need about 2 women on a team to make it a safer place, but in the technical roles that is sometimes hard to find. A team with 15-20% women is a sweet spot (harder to find more!).
Every day brings new and wonderful challenges and you get to work with incredibly talented people. The environment is supportive and the company is striving every day to improve the workplace not just for women but for ALL employees.
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