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Updated February 23, 2018
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  • Certain groups can have poor work-life balance (in 1124 reviews)

  • Mid level management, review system (in 522 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Microsoft - Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    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

  3. "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


  4. "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


  5. "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


  6. "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.


  7. "Excellent Intern Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic, inclusive culture and opportunities to get stuck in with different teams across the business.

    Cons

    Cannot think of a single negative. Thoroughly enjoyed my time there.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience would highly reccomend"

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

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    very creative environment, lots of idea generation

    Cons

    voice wasnt always heard, long hours

    Advice to Management

    listen to employees further down the ranks


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Other"

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    Former Employee - Sales Advisor in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Advisor in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft (More than a year)

    Pros

    good benefits and colleague are nice

    Cons

    Long hours and tiring enviorement

    Advice to Management

    Work with collegu more


  10. "Placement Year with Microsoft"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and approachable culture

    Cons

    Competitive colleagues, manager might have negative effect on your work


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