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Microsoft Brussels Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2019

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  1. "Program manager"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Brussels
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Best work-life balance in the biggest companies

    Cons

    Nothing to say for the moment.

    Microsoft2019-07-23
  2. "business group lead"

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    Former Employee - Business Group Lead in Brussels
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    excellent package personal learning development leading brand, strong growth stock participation international move potential

    Cons

    workload too focused on scorecard and numbers ability to move things forward often reorganizing and lay off people disregardless of performance 50 plus too old and out

    Microsoft2019-07-02
  3. "Great opportunities for great pay but not best job security"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zaventem
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great working culture, nice colleagues, interesting projects, room for initiative, fast paced environment

    Cons

    Higher level of job insecurity due to low local impact on job functions

    Microsoft2019-03-15
  4. "Too much politics, no customer obsession"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Brussels
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Corporate strategy, salary, work life balance, beautifull office, cool events

    Cons

    Lack of support, ownership and real leadership at local management. Do walk the talk on customer obsession. Arrogance to customers is seen as normal. For sure not the way the CEO sees this.

    Advice to Management

    Ownership and real customer obsession

    Microsoft2019-03-12
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great company but only for people that can master the always-on pressure"

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    Former Employee - Solution Sales Professional in Zaventem
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great software, products and cloud services - A leader in the cloud space, with continuous evolution - Change, change, change - Nice office and perks - Good salary package (not the best in the local market though) - Great colleagues (those that don't do politics)

    Cons

    - A lot of politics you need to master (many many virtual teams and regional oversight) - Some management live by Dashboards, scorecards and Excel - Difficult to change from one department to another - You need to achieve financial results or you're out - Many processes you need to master

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within or people will seek promotion elsewhere (like I did)

    Microsoft2019-01-10
  6. "Great company,focussed on Enterprise Business"

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    Solution Sales Manager in Brussels
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - strong Leadership Team, politics in some management roles - great company, strong vision

    Cons

    - politics more and more important

    Microsoft2018-10-25
  7. "high pace"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Brussels
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    variety in the job, innovative company, bright people

    Cons

    no job stability and poor HR services

    Microsoft2018-07-11
  8. "Flexibility, salary, latest technologies, passion"

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    Current Employee - Channel Executive in Brussels
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Workplace flexibility, work anywhere and when you want. Good salaries. Work with the latest technologies.

    Cons

    Company tends to have centralized too much, which gives less empowerment in countries to drive local relevant marketing. A lot of pressure on internal compliance, which makes we spend a lot of time working on internal stuff without added value, rather than to be focused on the customers.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more empowerment to local subsidiaries, cut unnecessary control & compliance rules.

    Microsoft2018-03-03
  9. "Good company to work for but political"

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    Former Contractor - Technical Account Manager in Brussels
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people, good challenging environment, self-improvement learnings available

    Cons

    Chaotic organization and political

    Advice to Management

    More structured approach, less excel sheets for pipe management, better integration of Microsoft owned tools for business productivity (Dynamics 365 !).

    Microsoft2017-04-23
  10. "Great place to learn"

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    Former Employee - Business Manager in Brussels
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    extra benefits depending where you are located Many learning options the name makes you proud

    Cons

    time demanding with no boundaries - now under restructuring mode there is a lot of people making more than 1 job at the time Depending on the location WW, the company guidance works different so no all "diversity and multicultural" statements are real performance reviews and rating still exist, making people compete against each other HR teams are not people oriented

    Advice to Management

    replicate values top to bottom, check leadership is working properly for ethical purposes everywhere

    Microsoft2017-03-17
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