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Updated January 21, 2018
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  1. "Senior Consultant"

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    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


  2. "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.

  3. "Excellent Intern Experience"

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    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.


  4. 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


  5. 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


  6. "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


  7. "Marketing Intern"

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    Former Intern - Intern Marketing in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Intern Marketing in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Flexible, Creative, Analytical, Fun, Exciting

    Cons

    There were no down sides of this internship

  8. "Great Experience"

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    Former Contractor - Programmer Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Programmer Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are not a company for micro-managing, they encourage a fail fast environment and trust you to manage your own workloads. High expectations.

    Cons

    Recent org changes have upset a lot of long-standing employees. Can sometimes feel lost in the sea of everything.

    Advice to Management

    Don't risk the loss of long-standing employees for the sake of the new structure.


  9. "Microsoft"

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

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities to create a career for yourself, plenty of support and resources

    Cons

    Work life balance has been talked about but this is being addressed


  10. "Like any larger company"

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

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

    Pros

    Good company with many products to be passionate about

    Cons

    So many reorgs during my time as Microsoft previous and new CEO were trying to fix Microsoft's growing problems in the market


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