Microsoft facts and figures
Size: 131,000 employees
Founded: Oct. 9, 1975
Founders: Bill Gates and Paul Allen
Industry: Software & Programming
Value: $946.5 billion, according to Forbes
Locations: Microsoft’s headquarters is in Redmond, Washington. Though the headquarters is in Washington, the company has offices throughout the country and all over the world.
- North America: Bay Area, Seattle area, Vancouver, and New York
- Latin America: Sāo Paulo, Brazil, San Jose, Costa Rico, Mexico City, Mexico, and Fort Lauderdale, Florida (Microsoft’s Latin America and Caribbean operations are headquartered in Fort Lauderdale)
- Europe: Reading, United Kingdom; Munich, Germany; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Paris, France
- India: Bangalore, India; Hyderabad, India; Gurgaon, India; Mumbai, India
- Asia Pacific: Bejing, China; Sydney, Australia; Tokyo, Japan; Singapore, Singapore
- Middle East & Africa: Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Israel; Johannesburg, South Africa; Istanbul, Turkey
CEO: Satya Narayana Nadella
Salary of the CEO: According to the Microsoft Corporation 2018 SEC Def 14A filing, Nadella has an annual salary of $1.5 million. In 2018 he received $7.425 million as a cash incentive, 7.5 million as a stock award, and $7.5 million as a performance stock award for a total of almost $24 million in compensation.
How much do Microsoft employees make?
The average salary for a employee is $119,147 per year. Ladders estimates are based on our calculations.
The average salary for a Program Manager is $96,129, while the average for a Software Engineer is $93,938.
The company is currently hiring for 2,634 positions in the United States. There are 207 open positions in the San Francisco Bay Area, 78 open positions in New York, and 2,349 open positions in the Seattle area.
The company is searching for a Software Engineer, a Senior Finance Manager, and a Senior Factory Management Engineer to join the team in Redmond, Washington. Open positions in New York include an Azure SAP Specialist and a Post Doc Researcher.
Microsoft Office Life
Microsoft is a technology company, so it shouldn’t be surprising to hear that the company uses technology to create the ideal workplace environment for its employees.
“I work from home a couple times a week,”said Raanah Amjadi, a workplace expert at Microsoft. “It’s very flexible because we have all the technology to support it.”
“Some people work from home throughout the week…we have team members who are scattered around the world. As the dynamic of our teams have shifted, the acceptance of remote work has gone a lot higher. It’s just the nature of the game these days.”
One may think remote work would be isolating, but Amjadi urges that the other main aspect of Microsoft work culture is that it’s completely collaborative.
“There is no role in the company where you can do your work in isolation and then go back to your boss and say ‘here, I’m done,’” Amjadi said. “Everything is partnering with other people.”
Nadella became CEO of the company in 2014 and the first thing he did was realign the company behind its mission. But what is the company’s mission? According to Amjadi, the company’s mission is to “empower every person and every organization to achieve more.”
Nadella makes sure that each employee recognizes the importance of this mission, and it is able to trickle down to each employee and each project.
“Every moment that he speaks on a stage, whether it’s to customers or internally, 5 people or 500 people, that’s the first thing that comes out of his mouth,” Amjadi said. “It allows you to have a litmus test of…is this serving that goal? If not, then we’re not going to waste our energy and resources. If it is, then it’s worth any friction we come across because we know it’s serving the why we’re doing this that we have in the back of our head.”