business Overview
HQplaceSeattle Area
BusinessBusiness software and infrastructure (Windows, Office, Azure)
Founded
access_time 48 years ago
(founded Apr 4, 1975)
Company trajectory rank
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Rank
#914
Employees
220,000
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Rank
#6
Valuation
$1,788 B
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Rank
#2
52 wk high: $2,530 B (-29%)
1 year ago: $2,529 B (-29%)
10 years ago: $199 B (+798%)
Public / PrivatePublic ($MSFT)
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B2B SaaS
FAANG+

Microsoft is a business software and infrastructure (Windows, Office, Azure) company with 891 job openings. It is currently valued at $1,788 billion as a public company. 220,000 people work at Microsoft. The company was founded in 1975.

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work_outline Job Openings
891open jobs
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Rank
#20
local_atm Financials
Valuation
$1,788 B
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Rank
#2
52 wk high: $2,530 B (-29%)
1 year ago: $2,529 B (-29%)
10 years ago: $199 B (+798%)
Revenue
trailing 12 months
$203 billion
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Rank
#7
Revenue growth
vs. same quarter
last year
10.6%
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Rank
#291
MULTIPLES
Valuation / Revenue8.8x
Valuation per employee$8.1 million
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Rank
#226
Revenue per employee$0.9 million
phonelink Products
Top products
- Microsoft Office (Excel + PowerPoint + Outlook + Word)
- Windows
- Azure
Other important products
- Bing
- GitHub (acq in 2018 for $7.5B)
- LinkedIn (acq in 2016 for $26.2B)
- Microsoft Dynamics
- Microsoft Store
- Skype (acq in 2011 for $8.5B)
- Surface
- Visual Studio
- Xbox
- Yammer (acq in 2012 for $1.2B)
Primary customer type
emoji_people B2C+business B2B
Is this really a tech company?
Definitely
remove Network effects
check Zero marginal costs to produce
check Product improves over time
check Zero cost to expand globally
close Self-serve onboarding + Zero cost of sales
emoji_people Culture
Glassdoor employee reviews
91%
would recommend Microsoft to a friend (44,526 reviews)
better than 83% of tech co's
97%
approve of the CEO Satya Nadella (8,969 reviews)
better than 87% of tech co's
Company mission"Our mission is to empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more."
Company values
- Innovation
- Diversity and inclusion
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- AI
- Trustworthy Computing
Company culture links
Companies founded by former employees
- Zillow (founded 2004)
- Glassdoor (founded 2007)
public Climate change efforts
Carbon-neutral target: 2030
menu_book Popular books and movies
sentiment_dissatisfiednot available
code Open Source
Open source citizenship
sentiment_very_satisfied Great
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Rank
#28
Top open source projects
140.0kmicrosoft / vscode
104.9kelectron / electron
86.7kmicrosoft / TypeScript
58.8katom / atom
45.3kmicrosoft / playwright
30.3kdotnet / aspnetcore
18.4kdotnet / core
16.8kdotnet / roslyn
16.3khubotio / hubot
20.0kdapr / dapr
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#4 BrandZ Most Valuable Brands
#6 Fortune Most Admired Companies
#47 Fortune Global 500
'Very good' corporate reputation rating
- Axios Harris Poll
rule Policies
% of open jobs that are remote
0%
home_work Remote work policy
Fully remote work is sometimes an option
Same pay everywhere?
(same work, same pay)
sentiment_very_dissatisfiedNo
public H1B sponsorships approved in 2021
903
TrueUp
Rank
#3
card_giftcard Benefits (US)
Total value of benefits
(annual estimate)
$9,500 (sentiment_very_satisfied Great)
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Rank
#2
401k match
50% match
401k match limit
No limit
If you make...
Your max 401k match is...
$50k base salary$9,500
$100k base salary$9,500
$150k base salary$9,500
$200k base salary$9,500
flight_takeoff
Paid vacation
(1st year)
child_friendly Maternity leave
22 weeks
child_friendly Paternity leave
12 weeks
local_offer Employee discount15% off Microsoft products
Other employee benefits
history Other info
Associated billionaires
(source:Forbes)
$105.5B - Bill Gates
$79.9B - Steve Ballmer
$5.2B - Charles Simonyi
$1.8B - Reid Hoffman
IPO dateMar 13, 1986
(37 years ago)
Top owners at IPO
49.2% - William H. Gates III
28.0% - Paul G. Allen
7.5% - Steven A. Ballmer
6.1% - Technology Venture Investors
1.8% - Jon A. Shirley
1.3% - Charles Simonyi
1.3% - Gordon Letwin
Founder ownership at IPO77.2%
Implied founder equity split
64% - William H. Gates III
36% - Paul G. Allen
Unsuccessful products trending_down
- Zune
- MSN
- Windows Phone
- Windows Mobile
- Windows Vista
- Windows ME
- Windows 8
- Windows RT
- Microsoft Kinect
- Microsoft Band
- Microsoft Kin
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