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Microsoft Mississauga Reviews

Updated October 16, 2018
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  1. "Great place to get to know what you're capable of"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Marketing Assistant in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Marketing Assistant in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Really good chance to branch out and work on multiple different projects and improve your skills.
    - The teams are fantastic
    - You can branch out and work for any team

    Cons

    - Sometimes there's a lot of long hours
    - Some people may not fit will with the get-it-done culture


  2. "Marketing at Microsoft"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits package, solid training, RRSP matching is excellent. Great people

    Cons

    Too many priorities to market for, too many meetings - hard to balance work and life

  3. "Partner Marketing Associate (coop)"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Student in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Student in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredible experience, got lots of leadership opportunities and met important contacts

    Cons

    Company structure can be limiting


  4. "Great job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great access to customer C-suite, compensation is great if performing above average, great benefit package

    Cons

    poor commission structure if not performing at the highest levels. they talk of no bell curve but they just use a different version of a curve.


  5. "Working for Microsoft Canada is like stabbing yourself in the eye - repeatedly."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Getting Microsoft on your resume - if that even means anything anymore.

    Cons

    Microsoft Canada is like a parody of what a company should be. It's full of people who are deeply bitter that they aren't working in the US, and are trying everything they can to work their way to the US HQ. In my time here, my manager told us to lie about our work to corporate and fudge numbers to make them look good.

    When I protested, I was told that I "wasn't a team player", and "didn't understand how Msft worked". I got out quick, and I would never want to work for a company that rewards sociapaths and liars quite as blatantly as Msft Canada does.

    What's even funnier is the kool-aid drinkers in the office, who walk around telling you how "lucky" you are to work for Msft. These folk - most of whom have never worked anywhere else - are typically the ones working overtime to cover up the messes they make when the E&Y audit emails come in.

    I came from one of the FAANG companies, and I deeply regret thinking that Microsoft might have changed.

    Advice to Management

    None whatsoever - you all know that this is going on, and you don't care, as long as you can get to go to billg's house once a year and see his trampoline room. It's sicking to see the lack of ethics and morals that permeates this office.


  6. "Microsoft Financial Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Financial Analyst in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Financial Analyst in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, cutting edge of technology and innovation

    Cons

    Contractors don't have too much upward mobility

    Advice to Management

    Invite contractors to interview for FT jobs over external candidates.


  7. "Human Resources Operations Associate/Recruitment Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing Office & a great HR team. Great learning environment.

    Cons

    None, that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.

  8. "Internal Communications Lead"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Internal Communications Lead in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Internal Communications Lead in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from home
    Dynamic work environment

    Cons

    Feels isolated sometimes
    FTE positions are hard to find


  9. "Great company to work for."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Asset Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - IT Asset Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture is great here. When you join a team, you really feel at home and get a sense that you can trust your co-workers. There is always room to grow or move within the company.

    Cons

    During certain times of the year, it can get stressful, but this is only temporary and doesn't last very long.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up what you're doing, its a great place to work.


  10. "Human Resources Assistant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great experience and work environment.

    Cons

    There aren't any opportunity for career growth.


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