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Updated June 17, 2018
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  1. "Amazin experience"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Technology Solutions Professional in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Inside Technology Solutions Professional in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - market leader
    - inspiring athmosphere
    - diverse and interesting colleagues

    Cons

    - office far from city centre


  2. "Good perks, bad management."

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good salary and perks with matched pension contributions and even annual flu vaccinations.

    Cons

    Management promoted on technical skills rather than leadership skills.
    Stack ranking (now abolished) was very negative for offices outside Redmond

    Advice to Management

    Make leaders accountable.

  3. "Culture"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    In a sales role it is refreshing to see it is not solely about hitting numbers.
    One is also measured on collaborative efforts, sharing ideas and learning from others as well.
    The culture can vary by organisation but overall the company has a good culture and it is always improving.

    Cons

    It can be difficult to navigate your next step for growth, although many managers do make time for career development discussions.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Awful"

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    Current Employee - Sales Professional in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Sales Professional in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The office itself is quite fancy. Good coffee. Decent career opportunities.

    Cons

    Where to begin?

    After working in sales for more than a decade involving various enterprise level roles, I can safely say that I have never witnessed such a disorganized, poorly executed and inexperienced sales team.

    As a whole we are over staffed and under trained. Everyone lacks depth. There is no passion for anything Microsoft does. Rather than being knowledgeable within my field, I'm asked to skip any and all training and simply 'be present and be seen' by the rest of the team. Are you kidding me?

    We are expected to deliver on targets that are unattainable. In every team meeting we are told we 'are so far behind our target' and yet, when the quota's came in for the last quarter, we actually made target completely? Wow! I can do this all year! And then wonder why there is no heart in any of it.

    Did I mention we don't have KPI's? As a senior sales executive, I have no idea what I am actually being held accountable for. Mind you, this team has been existence for more than a year now.

    All in all Microsoft Sales is heavily channel driven and little input delivered by inside sales is of actual value. We're told things will change but all in all in feels like a huge waste of time and frankly I should have never joined this circus.

    Advice to Management

    Remove management completely.

    They lack any and all relevant experience for this day and age. They are heavily focused on 'looking good' for the US; Inflated numbers, no presence on the floor, micro managing certain teams into the ground. Simply put: management is completely disconnected from day to day reality.


  5. "Just another review"

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    Current Employee - Sales Development Specialist in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Sales Development Specialist in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice new building in Dublin. Great co-workers. Many products and opportunities to work on. Many changes at the moment, and believe it should get better with time.

    Cons

    Lower salaries then Facebook/Google. You need to pay for your food. New Management without propoer training. Not much of clarity of processes. Can get frusrating sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Propose competitive salaries and be more atuned to employee needs. Be more flexible.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work, but some issues"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment, equipment, travel opportunities

    Cons

    Review process, average salary, thats it.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Govt. office of corporate world"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good new campus, good benefits in general except opportunities for growth which is falsely advertised

    Cons

    Government office style management, key to rise is to show off and make noise.

    Advice to Management

    If you seek change, change the ancient managers who reserved coffins in their roles.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Inside Sales"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - TSP in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - TSP in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - awesome company
    - great place to grow
    - career opportunities
    - people

    Cons

    Low transparency with regards to what you are supposed to do in Inside Sales, nothing technical only sales perspective and vision. It's great for anyone who wants to develop in a Sales position but not for the people with technical background that want to develop in the same area.

    Advice to Management

    Set clear and achievable objectives for each role


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good company and mission weak middle management"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good company
    Good Mission
    Good technology
    Household name

    Cons

    Spreadsheet Management
    Management is short term driven
    Lack of accountability
    Limited freedom and influence
    Lack of technical knowledge

    Advice to Management

    Get more customer centric and trust people. A lot of classic old way of thinking is used contrast completely in regards to the mission.


  10. "Worked as a software tester"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Software Test Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Contractor - Software Test Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great canteen with many options to choose from.
    Most people are very friendly

    Cons

    One test engineer was very difficult to work with


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