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Great place to learn and work!

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than a year)

Pros

A lot of mobility between teams and countries.
Great intelligent people working here.
Lots of opportunities to learn, many responsibilities from day 1.
Great perks (this year we got Surface and Windows Phone).

Cons

Too much bureaucracy
Can be a bit too big at times

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Reduce process churn

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Good company to work for .... One of the Best in the world !!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Support Engineer/Tech Lead in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Support Engineer/Tech Lead in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    1. Very lucrative facilities. You are pampered here. Gifts are immense.
    2. Great place to work and learn technology.
    3. Great to work in a fast paced, competitive environment.
    4. Provides good work life balance.
    5. Good pay packs compared to peer organisations.

    Cons

    1. Very demanding working atmosphere. You always need to learn and grow. Just cannot relax.
    2. Management can do a better job in retaining talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Management needs to learn and be more expert technologically when they are leading a great technology company.
    2. Management lacks vision.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Intern of Microsoft Research Asia

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Chance to work with top-tier researchers; Somewhat flexible working time; Collaborating with engineers to combine research with real-world applications; Courses for interns in software development; Many great academic talks by professor around the world; Good beverage and cafeteria.

    Cons

    Work is more or less defined by your menter, which you cannot choose; Compensation is low for undergraduate students; Housing provided by MSRA is not very good, and a little bit far from the working place.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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