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  1. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Outstanding team atmosphere. Supportive management. Good compensation. Nice office located in the center of the city. Many possibilities to change projects. Mature attitude to the future planning.

    Cons

    Many rotational employees. Toilets could have higher separation walls.

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    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Datacenter Manager in Mississauga, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft for more than a year

    Pros

    Best brand name in IT domain Will be exposed to work in cutting edge technologies Total flexibility to work from home

    Cons

    Dirty Politics People judge too early when you onboard Full time and Vendor (Contract) discrimination Old employees of Microsoft feel top of the world no integrity and no respect to the values

    Advice to Management

    Try to clear the blue badge vs orange badge discrimination

  3. "Glorified Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Small Business Marketing Assistant in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends

    I have been working at Microsoft for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay Looks great on CV forevermore

    Cons

    Micromanaged on every level The year is wrong. Glass door did not allow me to put in the correct year when i actually interned

  4. "Product Designer"

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    Current Employee - Product Designer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft for more than a year

    Pros

    Great working environment and people to work with.

    Cons

    I'm on contract and my agency is paying me less than industry standards.

  5. "Good place to work, limited if you're on contract"

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    Current Employee - Business Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft for more than 2 years

    Pros

    - Cutting edge technology, you really have so much impact on your customers and helping them transform their business - great, bright colleagues

    Cons

    - if you're on contract, you're very limited in your growth. The company has few FTE positions so landing one is quite challenging. Keep networking!

    Advice to Management

    - More FTE positions- it's clear that many of the contract positions are critical, why not convert them to FTE - Top mgmt is very open to chatting and very friendly- like the fact that it's not so hierarchical

  6. "Research Intern"

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    Former Employee - PhD Student in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Great opportunity to collaborate with the best in the field. Build connections that will help in your future research career.

    Cons

    Intern time is short. Not enough time to dig deep. You'd better come with some research idea with you when you start the internship.

  7. "No regrets!"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Big company with many perks and benefits Opportunity to work on great products and depending on team cool technology Work life balance was epic most of the time

    Cons

    If you end up on a bad team they can make life suck with boring work and role demotions to fill hiring gaps Avoid "studios" unless you know who manages it and that it is stable under the current Org. My studio changed Org's about 5 times in 4 years: it was destructive on many levels

    Advice to Management

    Need better mentoring and training to help people reach the next level. Mentors/Manager should be required to do training because many only took on direct reports for their own career advancement and didn't follow through with meaningful 1:1's or consistent feedback

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing and challenging place to work"

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    Current Employee - Solution Sales Specialist in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Co-workers / teamwork Compensation and benefits Career opportunities Amazing technology

    Cons

    Some bureaucracy as expected in a huge corporate environment

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on growth mindset and do not forget about the front line employees who are driving the company's success.

  9. "Inventory Control Expert"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft for more than a year

    Pros

    Great perks and learning from management and systems. lots of exposure.

    Cons

    Growth from retail to cooperate not there

  10. "Product Manager"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Good work/life Balance Good office environment Other employees were very bright Boss was very laid back and loyal to his employees

    Cons

    I was there for almost 6 years, on contract the whole time. Very centralized - local markets get orders/decisions from the US team on product design without much input

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