Microsoft Reviews in South Korea

Updated August 9, 2014
Updated August 9, 2014
8,050 Reviews
3.8
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Really good work-life balance compared to other tech companies of the same caliber (in 688 reviews)

  • Tons of super smart people working for the right reasons - to make a difference (in 893 reviews)


Cons
  • And there are times when the workload may impede on your work-life balance (in 476 reviews)

  • The previous stack rank review system encourage a behavior that was very much individualist (in 369 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solution Specialist

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    Former Employee - SSP
    Former Employee - SSP

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The SSP(Solution Sales Professional)s are working hard to cross-sell and up-sell the company's products and technologies with enthusiasm and passion.

    Cons

    Some of them don't have expertise and experience in their designated industry.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Still great company. But, Microsoft has been having a tough time of it lately to compete against Google and Apple.

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    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager  in  Seoul (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Seoul (South Korea)

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

    Pros

    Flexitime.
    Giving preferential treatment to woman

    Cons

    Enforce to achieve scorecard by any means

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    SDET Intern

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test  in  Seoul (South Korea)
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test in Seoul (South Korea)

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    It was a nice place to learn about the software testing.

    Cons

    Since they didn't hire new grad for a few years, there was no chance to be hired.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Premier Field Engineer

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    Former Employee - Premier Field Engineer  in  Seoul (South Korea)
    Former Employee - Premier Field Engineer in Seoul (South Korea)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Free to work, working and life balance

    Cons

    Too much stress for developing myself for new released versions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work..but

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It is Great working atomosphere^^

    Cons

    Globally good place to work, but not in korea...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Dynamic...sometime too much

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    Current Employee - Staffing Manager  in  Seoul (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Staffing Manager in Seoul (South Korea)

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good salary, Nice workplace,Great People, Market leader

    Cons

    Number Driven
    Quantity rather than quality
    Big pressure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are exhausted quickly with high pressure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting and exciting experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seoul (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seoul (South Korea)

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Microsoft has good reputation and brand name.

    Cons

    Microsoft employees is a little bit selfish.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good

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    Current Employee - Relationship Marketing  in  Seoul (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Relationship Marketing in Seoul (South Korea)

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Good Work Place
    Flexible
    No Stress
    People are good

    Cons

    Not being Creative
    Sales pitch not effective
    Marketing is not great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of good people before they left

    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great but risky company Microsoft

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager  in  Seoul (South Korea)
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Seoul (South Korea)

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    People working for Microsoft would say they lilke Microsoft for Big brand, Job security, People network, Oversea travel and Learning global markets. When I worked for Microsoft I was proud of my business card with Microsoft brand. Many people hate Microsoft for its domanant position in the market, but they use Microsoft products and Microsoft is always on the list of top 10 desirable companies to work for. My co-workers specially femails really love Microsoft as they believe Microsoft gives them more value than other companies such as no descrimination between men and women. Salary is also pretty reasonable and bonus as well.

    Cons

    I just want to call Microsoft is too big, too old and too errogant to continue its success. The biggest downide of working at Microsft versus other companies like Google, Facebook and promising start-ups is no future for MSFT stocks. It will never overcome $30 per share unless the industry gets crazy and the remaining Microsoft's competitors go belly-up. Other than stock, what we can learn from them. They already won in Software market and Ballmer just want to win in Games, Internet and Mobile where competitors are smarter and moving faster than the big guy Microsoft. For junior workers Microsoft is a great place to learn and experience before moving on to others but for senior wokers it is not a happy place as they keep being asked more revenue and new strategy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Separate departments like Games (XBox), Internet (MSN) and Mobile (Windows Mobile) to have them more independent and creative

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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