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Microsoft Kuala Lumpur Reviews

Updated March 28, 2017
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  1. "Technology"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Inside Sales Representative in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Contractor - Inside Sales Representative in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Microsoft as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Get to work with up to date technologies.

    Cons

    Benefit for contract staff not much.

    Advice to Management

    Care towards contract staff too.


  2. "Partner Channel Marketing Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Partner Channel Marketing Manager in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Contractor - Partner Channel Marketing Manager in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Microsoft as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours. Great learning opportunity. Good career growth.

    Cons

    Need to fight really hard to stay visible and build a very good personal brand to get promoted (or might not, if you don't have that management team relationship to support).

    Advice to Management

    Be open, be neutral, be fair and give chance to others like how you receive your chances.


  3. "Working in a small country subsidiary is not as great as the bigger subsidiaries or Corp."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Premier Field Engineer in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Premier Field Engineer in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Technology specific roles are always working with the latest and greatest software, there are always changes to look forward to from year to year
    - Always equipped with the latest MSFT OS and software
    - Hardware refresh cycle is 3 years, quick exceptions here and there, you are always provided with the right tools
    - Lateral career moves are encouraged and provide good upwards mobility
    - Compensation is good, in comparison with local IT vendors
    - Work life balance is easily manageable, working remotely is normal

    Cons

    - Vertical career progress is excruciatingly slow
    - Customer facing roles have to deal with unrealistic expectations of themselves and the company offerings due to the price of doing MSFT business vs the regional business market
    - It always feels like you're working in a small subsidiary and rarely feels like you're part of a giant corporation
    - There are way too many processes and procedures surrounding work
    - Stack ranking is officially dead but still exists in the afterlife

    Advice to Management

    - Get rid of tiresome processes that interfere with day to day operations and that impinge on work life balance


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  5. "Premier Field Engineering Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good Compensation and Benefits. Great HR team.

    Cons

    Lot of negative and office politic in management and lot of bunch of incompetence management team.

    Advice to Management

    Come in clean and transparent.


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    "Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Great company
    Clear Vision & Strategy
    Good Benefits
    Lots of great talents and resources
    Excellent community

    Cons

    Very Poor and "BIG-HEADED" mid-managers
    Very Political managers and sneaky characters (Overheads)
    [SOME] Managers & Mid-managers -> Spoils the attitude of the company and Protect their interest with the expense of other sub-ordinates
    Some rudimentary process with NO-LOGICS

    Advice to Management

    Do listen to grass-roots
    Remove unnecessary Mid-managers (OVERHEADS)
    Remove or abolish illogic and non-productive processes


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Plight of Contract Staff"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - IT Pro Evangelist in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Contractor - IT Pro Evangelist in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working at Microsoft opens door to other opportunities later on if you do decide to leave. But if you're a contract staff, and you don't get hired as a Full Time, you better quit.

    Cons

    Contract staff don't get invited to ANY company events, that's right NONE. No annual dinners, no off-sights nothing. You don't get bonus or a raise. Even your email is different from the rest of the full time employees. Your job is to take the load off Full Time Employee, and that's it. You could wait couple of years for the FTE Manager to vouch to make you full time, but that will not happen.


  8. "Good place to gain MNC exposure, not to stay long."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technology Strategist in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Technology Strategist in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    International exposure to conference and access to global team knowledge

    Cons

    Yearly employee performance review through stack ranking created distrust among peers and selfishness in work environment. Favouritism breeds office politics.


  9. "Awesome (Team Depending)"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Partner Account Manager in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Former Contractor - Partner Account Manager in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Channel Management at its highest level, ensuring that you are overlooking the IT radar and giving you the opportunity to see the IT world and work with the major IT companies in the country

    Cons

    Minimum guidance and Visibility, as you need to be loud to be visible in this company. Don't get my meaning of "Loud" wrong, it means running all over ensuring people know who you are.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be a politician and make sure you treat everyone equal, people in Microsoft don't like to be called Mr. or Sir :) they are that humble!


  10. "a very dynamic company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    leader of the industry, fast pace company, very suitable for the young and dynamic attractive renumeration packages, stellar career growth, daring company especially with the launch of microsoft surface (it's a wonderful piece of technologies).

    Cons

    neeed to be more thinking out of the box,


  11. "I Love Microsoft"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Programmer in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Best salary gotta from rest of the company on earth

    Cons

    No.as for me microsoft has no cons.no cons



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