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Joining Microsoft - Employee Onboarding

Employee Sentiment

The prevailing opinion from employees about joining Microsoft is that the company was very prepared on their first day. Microsoft employees concluded that their overall onboarding experience was positive. 61% said their direct manager was helpful with their acclimation during the first 90 days. First impressions are important, and how prepared a company is on your first day leaves a lasting impression.

Did you have a positive onboarding experience when you were hired at your current company?
Very Prepared
32%
Prepared
18%
Somewhat Prepared
24%
Unprepared
15%
Very Unprepared
11%
How prepared was your company on your first day of onboarding?
Was your direct manager helpful with your onboarding during your first 90 days?
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Meet Your Managers

Your direct manager highly affects your experience at a company; overall managers at Microsoft are rated a B+. At Microsoft most employees said they received feedback once a quarter or once a month. 66% of employees also said they felt comfortable giving their managers feedback. Learn More about your managers at Microsoft.

Every week
20%
Once a month
26%
Once a quarter
31%
Once a year
12%
Never
11%
How often do you get valuable feedback on how to improve at work?
Does your boss expect you to work when you're on vacation?
Do you feel comfortable giving your boss negative feedback?
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Negotiate Salary

If you think you and your skill set should be valued higher than your offer, negotiate your salary! 41% of men and 43% of women at Microsoft said they negotiated their salaries. On average, Microsoft employees earn $120,662. Microsoft ranks in the Top 20% for compensation in Seattle. Learn More about Salaries at Microsoft.

Average Salaries at Microsoft by Department
$177k*
Engineering
$214k*
Product
$99k*
Design
$116k*
Marketing
$80k*
Operations
$67k
Admin
$185k
Business Dev
$118k*
Finance
$212k*
Communications
$57k*
Customer Support
$133k
HR
$130k*
IT
$207k*
Legal
$254k*
Sales

* Estimated salaries Estimated salaries are based on data provided anonymously by employees and/or estimated by other statistical methods.

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Get Acclimated

Now that you’ve joined Microsoft, get acclimated. Is lunch a social time or do people sit at their desks? At Microsoft the most common answer selected by employees is a 1 hour break. Understand your coworkers and why they’ve chosen to stay at Microsoft, many employees say it’s because of the comp & benefits.

Company Mission
10%
Comp & Benefits
35%
Co-Workers
7%
Comfort & Familiarity
32%
Career Advancement Opportunities
16%
What's the main reason you stay at your current company?
>1 hour
17%
1 hour
27%
45 minutes
17%
30 minutes
16%
I eat at my desk
23%
How long do you take for lunch breaks?
Multiple times a week
11%
Once a week
18%
Once a month
21%
Once a quarter
24%
Never
26%
How often do you socialize with team members outside of work?
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Professional Development

Microsoft ranks in the Bottom 45% of companies for professional development in Seattle. 68% of employees feel as though Microsoft is beneficial to their continuous career growth, and 39% said they had a mentor at the office. Learn More about Professional Development at Microsoft.

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Does your current company provide you meaningful opportunities for career advancement?
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