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Updated Jun 30, 2014
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3.7 119 reviews

                             

86% Approve of the CEO

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella

(14 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great place to work full of talented people

    Software Development Engineer II (Current Employee)
    Twycross, England (UK)

    ProsGreat perks, great people, great opportunities

    ConsCan be corporate, layoff do happen from time to time

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't put too much red tape in place.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall great experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNetworking is encouraged alot and is part of the culture. Office atmosphere, company meetings etc are great.

    surrounded by good people and you can learn alot

    good opportunities in changing roles internally

    ConsHigh bar and cut throat at times.

    Advice to Senior Managementna

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    Started well but then seemed to follow a path trodden by other colleagues

    Marketing Director (Current Employee)
    Reading, England (UK)

    ProsThe brand, a lot of the people, good overall pay and benefits package

    ConsAnnual rating process, career progression, constant changes to management, fear culture

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook at the way senior managers motivate their teams

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A great company, which has lost its way

    Marketing Manager (Former Employee)
    Reading, England (UK)

    ProsExcellent people - really bright, dynamic and fun

    ConsMicrosoft is a BIG company and a certain amount of bureaucracy inevitably comes with that.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHopefully the new CEO will change things for the better, but I'm not holding my breath

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent potential - slow execution

    Partner Account Manager (Current Employee)
    Reading, England (UK)

    Pros-great benefits and perks
    -fantastic breadth of products and genuine valuable impact to society

    Cons-extremely political
    -poor competitive compensation
    -though breadth of products is large, any job potential requires experience in that workload in prior years. by default then, at an individual level, there is zero point to working in this company for that point, which is unfortunate

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great to Work For, Not so great to Keep working For

    Software Test Engineer (Current Employee)
    Guildford, England (UK)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow 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?

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    An experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGlobal Company
    Great Campus / Employee Facilities

    ConsLack of recognition
    Invisible Senior Leadership Team
    Poor induction / introduction to company
    Lack of interest in contractor contribution / welfare

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Big co lots of sideways movement

    Anonymous (Former Employee)

    ProsBig co lots of of orgs

    ConsLow per meaning head count

    Advice to Senior ManagementRetain real talent

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Can be a slow moving company with emphasis on building your individual brand internally, so need to network.

    Sales Manager (Current Employee)
    Reading, England (UK)

    ProsSome great work being done on Enterprise social, really fast moving area to work in with some solid thought leadership.

    ConsPromotions are hard to get, easier to move up the org is you leave and come back at a higher level.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to move into 21st century and look after your people as opposed to making people redundant year after year.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Crap pay, great fun, learnt a bit

    Solution Sales Professional (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsFun, cutting edge of technology (although not often marketshare), inspiring, work life balance - never had it better. I always felt excited to get to work on Monday morning.

    ConsToo many Microsofties think they or Microsoft are the greatest. No humility with partners or customers. Act like a birth right to success, risk of being obsolesce. Loathed meetings upon meetings. So many emails you create auto-trash rules.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet a CEO that's mad and stop working to Redmond metrics and scorecards

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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