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"Great place to work for technical experience."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Get to work with smart people. Access to the latest technologies. Excellent benefits.

Cons

Not focused on the customer experience.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Better to be a permanent employee rather than a contractor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People have mutual respect for each other and there is great cross-functional collaboration between teams. Microsoft is the leader in its field, which is great for your CV/future prospects. The staff restaurant offers a good choice of hot and cold food and it subsidised so is good value, although not so good as it used to be as they have switched companies.

    Cons

    I am a contractor, (and do the same job as permanent staff in my team, but with no career prospects or benefits). This sucks. MS are so worried about contractors taking them to court regarding benefits, so offer nothing at all, to be on the safe side. There was a case in the US where a contractor was doing the same job as a permanent person and took them to court so they got burnt..

    MS is not as dynamic as it could be (although they try to be, but hire the wrong type of staff). Since they moved from being a startup, they are like any other established company and creativity has been stifled). There are a lot of politics here and promotion is based on who you know, not what you know.

    Advice to Management

    Employ contractors who want permanent jobs, as opposed to hiring outside of the company. They are a great source of knowledge as have worked for many companies and offer a fresh outlook. So many contractors try to get permanent jobs, but end up leaving (and in some cases working for competitors) as they can't get permanent jobs.


  2. "So far so good"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company brand, good salary

    Cons

    Complex organization dynamics, slow decision making

    Advice to Management

    Do less politics


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