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Updated February 9, 2019
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  1. "java software developer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good working hours and teams

    Cons

    every project has to be done in groups

    Advice to Management

    stay calm and work at your own pace


  2. "Great company, amazing people, really enjoyed my time there."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Clear management direction, expected to deliver results without being micro-managed

    Cons

    Sometimes a lack of innovation, profit before customers.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "A once great giant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work for Microsoft
    Lots of opportunities if you are in Seattle
    Challenging work

    Cons

    US centric business
    Elitest approach to management
    Long work hours
    Very little work life balance


  4. "5 years at MS UK"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Operations Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Service Operations Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Don't feel like you can make an impact


  5. "Graphic Designer"

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    Former Intern - Graphic Designer in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Graphic Designer in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Exciting projects and chances to work outside of your comfort zone.

    Cons

    Constant change at the time, with many projects restarted and cancelled.


  6. "Amazing despite its size"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - General Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Broad opportunities to do just about anything and move around the company. Clear strategy to drive major product lines. Inspiring leader in Satya.

    Cons

    Struggling to find a way to change into a service oriented company away from being product focused. Confused about who delivers a service to enterprise customers (product groups or professional services team) and seems to be struggling to keep that hidden from customers.

    Advice to Management

    Create a clear strategy about how we deliver service to customers consistently across product lines


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Recruiter in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very mature culture.
    A lot of freedom to do the work the way you want.
    Company does a lot of things for public good which makes you proud to work for them.
    Loads of possibilities for internal move.
    Everyone is smart and nice, did not see any egos.
    I loved working there!

    Cons

    Some systems are archaic.
    Each team only gets to promote a few people per year which means if you are on a team full of superstars you may have to wait a while for a promotion.
    There are gaps in HR that are not covered by anyone and on many occasions when you have a question you are sent from person to person.

    Advice to Management

    Improve promotion system.

  8. "Intend point of Brie if Microsoft"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great help to understand what I’d have to do and how to deal with them. Great atmosphere. Kind people.

    Cons

    Not much hands on work, Nor was there specific mentors.

    Advice to Management

    Supply more people to mentor and help new novice interns.


  9. "Sales Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Inclusive and diverse culture. A lot of very smart and talented people. Innovative services - company makes huge investments into cloud services not just pushing adds on it.

    Cons

    Sometimes - especially when working with HQ in Redmond, there is a feeling that people more thinking about their jobs than doing right thinks for a company. "Satisfying a boss" culture is more common than "challenging a boss" which is not always beneficial for a field teams, customers and partners.

    Advice to Management

    Keep challenging teams on "having a backbone" culture. Create and nurture an environment where coming with constructive disagreement is appreciated and not doing so when it is right thing to do is not tolerable.


  10. "Student Partner"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Student Partner in London, England (UK)
    Current Intern - Student Partner in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Really nice team , good job prospects

    Cons

    - No real disadvantage, big company.


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