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Microsoft Reviews in Shanghai, Shanghai

Updated November 30, 2014
Updated November 30, 2014
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Pros
  • Really good work-life balance compared to other tech companies of the same caliber (in 859 reviews)

  • You will get the opportunity to work with smart people solving real world problems (in 991 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is not good in some places but it really depends on your role (in 552 reviews)

  • Performance review system basically encourage competition inside the team (in 400 reviews)

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    SDE Intern of MS

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

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

    Pros

    Totally free. You can do the design, implementation all by yourself. A cool playground.

    Cons

    The work is not so challenging.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Internship in Microsoft, Shanghai

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer (SDE) in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer (SDE) in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

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

    Pros

    hone my programming skills; meet lots of wonderful people; widen my horizon

    Cons

    sometimes do not like the project I am working on

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Like the place

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

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

    Pros

    Great place, bright people. Like the place

    Cons

    Large organization. Sometimes hard to cooperate

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Nice environment and good work life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, happy to work with people there

    Cons

    too complex solution and need too much time to investigate

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to go if you don't have better opportunities.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Things are changing for better.. should be

    Cons

    Nasty office politic. lack vitality, some businesses are getting cut recently

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Content Project Manager in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Content Project Manager in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company cares about personal career development

    Cons

    Too many groups working on same projects that have to learn how to negotiate and compromise.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Microsoft working experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

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

    Pros

    Very good. Good environment, good hw and sw resources. Good work lift balance. Doing great product. Work with smart and experienced guys.

    Cons

    Salary is not good. Food is not good.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good start for a graduate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Lead in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Technical Lead in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits
    Good place for a fresh guy to learn technical skills and soft skills

    Cons

    Lack of creativity in the Internet age
    Vague in company vision for the following ten years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the company from a product company to a service company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Development Engineer II

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

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    work life balance, well pay, career growth

    Cons

    oportunity when looking outside microsoft

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    office 365 team

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Office 365 was a growing up product when i was working in Microsoft Asian Pacific Center. One of the best places to learn cloud service technologies and soft skill from Microsoft support engineers.

    Cons

    vendors and Microsoft employees work together, it is hard to distinguish the responsibilities. morning/night shift is required.

    Doesn't Recommend

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