Microsoft

Company
Microsoft
Headquarters
Redmond, WA
# of employees
10,001+
Industry
Tech
Website
www.microsoft.com

Diversity Report - Gender

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Female

27.6%

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Male

72.3%

Diversity Report - Race/Ethnicity

Asian

33.1%

Black

4.5%

Latinx

6.3%

Native American

0.1%

White

53.2%

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Finance Manager
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Seattle, WA
Tenure:
Would you recommend this company to a friend?
Yes
August 6, 2020

Promotion discussions

The promotion process has been streamlined since I'm coming from the rotational program. Most of my class got promoted. Promotions are based on three pillars: employee impact, role scope, and budget. It's difficult at a big company because part of it is based on budget, which is out of people's hands.
August 6, 2020

Training and career development

In the program, we had an executive come talk to all 60 of us. We'd also host lunch and learn with Partners where they'd talk about their experiences and answer any questions that we had.
August 6, 2020

Diversity programs

We have all of the ERGs that are great resources to help you find community at the firm. As an intern, the Latino ERG reached out to me and took me out to lunch, and I got to meet some other Latinos at the company. I don't participate as much as I could have, but some of my co-workers participated heavily, and what you put in is what you get out. It's a good way to network with other Latinos, and I think it's similar with other minority communities.
August 6, 2020

Relationships with manager(s)

I've never had a bad relationship with a manager, and it feels like managers are getting more training around D&I. One of my managers just left, but he did a great job of talking about diversity and making it a priority.
August 6, 2020

Training and career development

I was in a rotation program, which was really focused on career development and retention. On each team, you get training on what they do. We have the traditional finance training that you get as a new employee, but they also have D&I training.
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female
white
heterosexual
21-30
not disabled
not a veteran
Marketing Communications Manager
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Redmond, Washington
Tenure:
Would you recommend this company to a friend?
January 6, 2020

Diversity programs

Microsoft feels like it is taking the lead for how large companies should approach D&I. It is a major part of company leaders' business priorities and addressed at nearly every opportunity from the top down that we all need to contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment. There are learning opportunities like speakers, formal programming, informal gatherings, resource groups and more that feel frequent and readily available. Everyone in the company writes 3 business "core priorities" 2x year, and D&I is required to be the theme of one of those priorities - this is a huge step in the right direction to ensure D&I is top of mind for everyone and integrated with the business - not just optional.
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female
black
heterosexual
31-40
not disabled
not a veteran
Community Development Specialist
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Durham, NC
Tenure:
Would you recommend this company to a friend?
December 26, 2019

Relationships with manager(s)

I have an amazing relationship with my manager. She supports both my job-specific and overall career goals.
December 26, 2019

Salary and benefits

My company provides a competitive benefits package that includes an annual $150 for StayFit which covers any fitness oriented activities, apparel, etc. Employees don't have to pay for health insurance and pay minimal fees for group legal and AFLAC benefits.
December 26, 2019

Diversity programs

The company could spearhead more diverse hiring initiatives.
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male
black
heterosexual
21-30
not disabled
not a veteran
Escalation Engineer
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Southeast Region
Tenure:
Would you recommend this company to a friend?
December 16, 2019

Relationships with manager(s)

I have a very open-door relationship with my managers and they're willing to here out suggestions and concerns with regards to the run of the business and my experience as an employee. Having a manager in a different state does make communication challenging however, the effort and transparency that my managers shows helps with that experience.
December 16, 2019

Company culture

Microsoft does a great job of innovating and meeting the needs of our customers. With the growth over the past few years led by our amazing CEO Satya Nadella we feel confident in the direction the company is going. The ability to challenge the norm and add exceptional talent has helped with sustaining success. There are various resource groups within Microsoft and events that are held throughout the year that attribute to the Microsoft community and helps new-hires in finding their niche.
December 16, 2019

Company culture

In the support space the work-life balance can be challenging, being able to separate the needs and requirements of the business from personal life is something that can be improved. Especially for managers and those in leadership often times there are long-hours where-in work overlaps with personal time. Finding a good balance is something that can be stressed more but having a good relationship with managers helps with that conversation.
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male
black
heterosexual
21-30
not disabled
not a veteran
Consultant
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Southeast Region
Tenure:
Would you recommend this company to a friend?
December 14, 2019

Relationships with manager(s)

My managers are overall supportive and celebrate success. Coaching through failures could be better.
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male
black
other
21-30
not disabled
not a veteran
Recruiter
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Redmond, Washington
Tenure:
Would you recommend this company to a friend?
December 16, 2019

Relationships with manager(s)

Until recently my company did not make hiring investments into university talent. To put it into context, when I entered in 2018, I was the youngest person on my team— by 10 years. Managers might not always know how to cater their style to younger employees. In this case, I've had to manage and mentor up, which has both taught me and allowed me to teach useful skills. However, at scale this is a problem. Thankfully the sentiment is shared across our company and our managers have been recently going through reboot and age diversity trainings.
December 16, 2019

Company culture

My company has great work flexibility. Half of my team is remote so working from home if you need to isn't a hard ask. Great work flexibility isn't uncommon in tech, but it's important to note being that my company is a bit older in the industry. My team is very inclusive and I always feel my voice is heard even though I'm the youngest. Lastly, you'll never get bored here. There's so much to work on in and outside of tech-specific roles; you can have different careers but all at the same company.
December 16, 2019

Diversity programs

We are a company where diversity is embraced and seen, but it would be nice to have more representation in higher levels like leadership and more transparency as to how POC/underrepresented communities can make those career jumps. There are lots of recruiting programs centered around diversity, but we could have a more programmatic strategy to address how the employees move up and through our company (you can find this now one-off by seeking mentors yourself, but it would be better if there were more general ways to help those who maybe wouldn't ask). If you're looking for a role and you don't think you meet all of the requirements, apply anyway. Sometimes our job descriptions seem like we want to recruit astronauts and thats not the case. If you think you can do the job, go for it and talk to someone in role to see what's really required.
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male
black
other
21-30
not disabled
not a veteran
Recruiter
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Redmond, Washington
Tenure:
Would you recommend this company to a friend?
December 16, 2019

Relationships with manager(s)

Until recently my company did not make hiring investments into university talent. To put it into context, when I entered in 2018, I was the youngest person on my team— by 10 years. Managers might not always know how to cater their style to younger employees. In this case, I've had to manage and mentor up, which has both taught me and allowed me to teach useful skills. However, at scale this is a problem. Thankfully the sentiment is shared across our company and our managers have been recently going through reboot and age diversity trainings.

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