Microsoft Reviews in Guildford, England

Updated May 22, 2014
Updated May 22, 2014
8,343 Reviews
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Pros
  • Really good work-life balance compared to other tech companies of the same caliber (in 804 reviews)

  • You will get the opportunity to work with smart people solving real world problems (in 959 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is not good in some places but it really depends on your role (in 530 reviews)

  • In the review system there is a "check box" equivalent to a rank of Underperforming (in 393 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company - smart people - savvy business

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Chief Publishing Officer in Guildford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Chief Publishing Officer in Guildford, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Driven, hard working individuals who care about the company, the product but also the society that they live in - Microsoft doesn't make products to just make $$$'s - but to try and improve the world.

    Cons

    Can be very (Redmond) US centric

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great to Work For, Not so great to Keep working For

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Guildford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Guildford, England (UK)

    I have been working at Microsoft as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Facilities, loads of work and it's a good environment to work in.

    Cons

    No Benefits for CSG
    Can't get any extra Training
    No Career Path or Progression

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow some extra training benefits to CSG, as they will work for you for years, and yet will not grow enough to make your business better. Why make only 20% of your work force better, when you can make 100% better?

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO

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