Women's Ratings
#13
3.6
Women's Job Satisfaction (5=very satisfied)
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Lady pm

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January 1970

Lots of changes happening in this company, I have been thru numerous re-orgs. Be prepared for your charter to change.

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    >$150k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $10k-$20k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    9 hours

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe.

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

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Lady Trouble

Director

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January 1970

I wish I had been told that you define your own destiny. The company is supportive if you are ready to be ambitious and lean forward. Microsoft does not do very well with employees who are not assertive and don't grab on to opportunities. My advice to young women starting out is to be confident, ask for challenging work and then go and deliver.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    >$150k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $20k-$50k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    9 hours

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    12 paid / 8 unpaid

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe.

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

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Lady Faluga

Human Resources

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January 1970

Just be yourself and be confident in who that person is... and be in charge of your own career. Don't assume that your manager is there to grow you to the next level or position, etc... it is up to you to determine what learnings you need, what job you think is the best fit next... The manager is just there to help guide you on your quest.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $80k-$100k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $10k-$20k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    7 hours or fewer

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    No

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe.

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

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idyll Girl

OSG

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January 1970

Be optimistic

Job Satisfaction Level

2.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $10k-$20k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    8 hours

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    12 paid / 0 unpaid

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe.

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

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Lady Angel

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January 1970

I wish I would have known that my starting salary and level would be an issue throughout my entire career at Microsoft. Don't under estimate the importance of negotiating a good salary, title, level from the start. The work life balance lines are very blurred, but there is ample flexibility to make up of it most of the time, but you have to take it no one is going to offer it to you. Plus, a good mentor right away will help navigate the politics because this place feels massive from the inside.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $0-$10k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    12 hours

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    12 paid / 4 unpaid

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    No

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe.

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

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Lady Bird

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January 1970

Don't idolize the job position you are in if you just came out of college. There are bad bosses and bad roles, and sometimes you can fall into one of those bad roles as part of holes in the on boarding. Just network and use connections to get yourself to where you feel you fit in.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $80k-$100k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $0-$10k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    9 hours

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe.

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

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Lady Art

Senior Marketing Manager

Marketing

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January 1970

I worked here for 10 years in Finance as well as Marketing. I never saw women treated differently than men. I had my first kid 3 years after joining and enjoyed a flexible work culture, excellent maternity leave (12 weeks paid and 8 weeks unpaid and you can take it all together) that accomodates the needs of parents. I had 2 kids while at Microsoft. There is politics in the company but not a bias against women. So you need to know how to build relationships with senior managers men or women (had plenty of women in my many of my teams always).

Job Satisfaction Level

5.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $20k-$50k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    8 hours

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    12 paid / 8 unpaid

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe.

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

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Fibro Girl

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January 1970

I'd tell myself to ask as many questions as possible whenever I didn't know what to do. It not only helps you learn, but sometimes it informs higher ups that a project is bigger than they imagined and not something for a newbie to get. Also, expect to be challenged constantly- managers can be a little forceful in questioning your decisions, which is not the greatest situation for an introvert. To other women, you may get put into a team off the bat that you don't mesh with. It's generally considered poor manners to switch teams mid-release, but once the product is off for production, you can shop around. Use the time before you can switch to network and get to know about how other teams work. Try to build a relationship with the person that'd be your manager. That way, when it's time for a reorg, you'll have an idea of how other teams work, or if the team you thought you'd join is discontinued, you'll know to ask the old manager where he or she is going. If you like your management, try to stick with them through team changes. While having an interest in the team's goals is important, enjoying being around your coworkers can really make or break your experience.

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $80k-$100k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $0-$10k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    9 hours

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    No

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe.

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

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Lady Gooch

Advertising and Online

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January 1970

Grab every opportunity for training--it's at your fingertips.

Job Satisfaction Level

5.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $80k-$100k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $0-$10k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    9 hours

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe.

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

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Madam anon41

Lead Program Manager

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January 1970

Don't underestimate yourself. Negotiate your salary. Men tend to do this better.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $0-$10k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    9 hours

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    12 paid / 4 unpaid

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    No

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe.

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

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