Great place to work. Flexibility and great culture. Women treated the same as men.
I would encourage young women to work here, because it is great when you are early career. I would recommend mid-career and later to go elsewhere.
Benefits are fantastic. The impact of the software we build is immense. I've been working hard and I've been getting promoted at a relatively fast rate too. It took me a long time to reach a point where I was unhappy with my job, and initially I didn't know why I was unhappy. After I admitted to myself that gender might be playing a role, I've been doing some soul-searching and I now feel that I deserve better. I am looking for something better. Some women seem to be on teams they love. I haven't heard many of those stories, though. Microsoft is doing a bunch of public talking around diversity. Microsoft is walking some of the talk, but overall there's too much talking and not enough walking.
It's hard watching your male co-workers get promoted while you're told that you're not doing enough.
Beware of the hostile work environment and unequal opportunity for women. India dominated leadership and technical workforce has different cultural attitudes towards women than the USA culture. Bullying and exclusion is commonly used to force women out. HR and diversity program does nothing to improve reported issues. Check public discrimination lawsuit documents to understand widely known, unresolved issues.
Search public discrimination lawsuit documents to understand the environment for technical roles. Leaders and staff from India and Middle East countries have different cultural attitudes towards women.
Technical teams can be less female and family friendly.
To ask other women on the team you're considering joining about they're experiences. The way women and minorities are treated varies drastically from group to group.
I've worked here for over a decade. Multiple groups, roles and divisions. Women are welcome to work here but don't expect to get promoted or have the same opportunities as men - to be fair a subset of men (white or Indian). The culture can be rough, bullying is common and behavior that is acceptable in the workplace is not that which you would want your child to repeat. There are good and smart people who work here, they just aren't those typically promoted. You will reach mid-level and realize you do not respect or like most of the people at your level and above. A woman cannot respond in the same abusive manner as a man and if she calls him out on it will be penalized. 1 in every 3 experiences tends to be good.
Microsoft is not fair to woman.
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