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Updated May 7, 2018
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  • Certain groups can have poor work-life balance (in 1145 reviews)

  • Mid level management, review system (in 523 reviews)

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  1. "Best Place to works"

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    Former Employee - Digital Design Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Digital Design Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Really awesome company to work really enjoyed

    Cons

    I FOUND NO CONS FOR THIS COMPANY

    Advice to Management

    NO advice


  2. "Business Development Representative in DACH Region"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Representative In DACH Region in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Business Development Representative In DACH Region in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    lovely lovely People, helpfull, they teached you from the start until the end.

    Cons

    there no cons or there was nothing bad about Microsoft. only the salary was a bit low

  3. "Business Development"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good, respectful culture. Treats employees respectfully. Lots of opportunity for employees that are prepared to manage their own careers and take the initiative.

    Cons

    Too bureaucratic. lots of lengthy reviews. also, internal data/ analytics is mixed so you may spend a lot of time reviewing unreliable data.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to further cut down the bureaucracy and empower employees with great, reliable data. Also, try to take a more long term view, and not re-invent the company every fiscal year.


  4. "Marketing"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Marketing in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Proud
    Great salary
    worldwide reputation
    great team
    great leaders
    increasing stock price

    Cons

    Work-life balance
    competitiveness
    limited career opportunities
    old-fashioned people
    overwhelmed people with overwork

    Advice to Management

    Keep it simple


  5. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company offers good salaries and career development opportunities. The culture and values feel right.

    Cons

    Very US centric with a tendency to want to centralize work in the US, high workload. Four performance reviews a year (although this helps towards career progression & rewards).

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in local markets & local approach.


  6. "Microsoft - Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Head of IT in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Head of IT in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Culture in Europe, innovative, ambitious, empowering, global

    Cons

    US centric, some internal processes are clunky


  7. "Good management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends

    I worked at Microsoft (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere and great people to work with!

    Cons

    Could do with a better structure

  8. "Production Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good and talented people to work with

    Cons

    US-centric, awful local management, lots of politics


  9. "Senior Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best Company I have ever worked for. Great people. Super flexible

    Cons

    Sometimes Too much information. Should look into a "less is more" approach


  10. "Poor work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company Benefits are satisfactory. The offer reasonable base salary.
    Good brand reputation looks good on your CV. Availability of trainings.

    Cons

    Work life balance, commission plans must be improved. Have the usual cons of any other company about the same size.


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