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Microsoft Dublin Reviews

Updated November 21, 2017
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Pros
  • One of the best places to work for with great work life balance (in 1947 reviews)

  • Working with really smart people who readily share their great insights is a humbling experience where everyone is treated as equals by all employees (in 1682 reviews)

Cons
  • Sometimes working hard means disrupting one's work/life balance for periods (in 1093 reviews)

  • Review system was not the greatest (in 519 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open and honest communication. Commitment to diversity. Great fun. Interesting projects. Flexible work from home options. Feels like family. Fantastic career progression.

    Cons

    Long hours, lots of travel, US teams can struggle to let EMEA teams have control.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing, fantastic place to work. Always regretted leaving.


  2. "Inside Sales Dublin"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Interesting people and huge scale of customers

    Cons

    Not challenging, not interesting and not really what was described in the interview

  3. "Microsoft Dublin"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great perks and HR/Occupational Health is top notch.
    Brand new purpose built office building.

    Cons

    Redmond employees tend to wield the most power irrespective of achievements or ability.
    Teams can be relocated from the Dublin office due to larger organisational shuffles.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working conditions, interesting people and huge scale of customers.

    Cons

    Lower salaries when compared with other tech companies of the same dimension. Huge discrepancy regarding payments for the same job in US vs Ireland, while the cost of living is on the same level.

    Can't hire good engineers due to low salaries for the super high cost of living.

    Advice to Management

    Senior managers are clueless about technical details, a lot of politics going around.
    Step up and start adding value to the products by yourself.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Inside Sales"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    The company is amazing, multicultural, a lot of young people from the whole EMEA territory.

    Cons

    Unclear career development plan.
    People recently hired earn much more than people who was there since much time before (and their experience is not that relevant to justify it).

    Advice to Management

    Develop a structure career development plan.
    Focus in every employee you have, not only in ones working on bigger accounts.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Commercial Marketing Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People, culture, pay and benefits

    Cons

    career prospects in marketing, work life balance,


  7. "Fantastic Org"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Tech Support in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Intern - Tech Support in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, healthy environment, no micromanagement

    Cons

    Not at all! Not much to talk about Cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being the best!

  8. "Exciting time to be at Microsoft"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Autonomy and flexible work options

    Cons

    Too many lead roles are outsourced on vendor contracts

    Advice to Management

    Consider converting lead roles to FTE - some vendors have been working in these roles for years and are often the first people to put their hand up to take on extra workload. Being locked out of FTE systems can make it difficult to get things done.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Team Leader"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Large corporation that allows skills to flourish

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for those who are already in company


  10. "Software Developer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Intern - Software Developer Intern in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Intern - Software Developer Intern in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    As intern you get a lot of free stuff. You get to go to many intern events, network with a lot of very talented people your age.

    Cons

    If based outside Redmond you'll probably feel left out as other offices don't get a big slice of cake and thus projects and other developers are not that exciting.


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