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Updated Aug 18, 2019

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  1. "Former MS Employee"

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    Former Employee - Account Technology Strategist in Paris
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Product Coverage Good Salary Cool company

    Cons

    Too many internal process High competition within company

    Microsoft2017-08-15
  2. "Excellent but Challenged."

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive in Paris
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great "challenging" culture with extremely talented peers and colleagues. You will be pushed to perform the best that you can. Work life balance options are excellent with working from anywhere very common.

    Cons

    Still transforming and changing which causes a lot of unrest.

    Microsoft2017-07-12
  3. "Financial controller"

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    Former Employee - Finance Controller in Issy-les-Moulineaux
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft for less than a year

    Pros

    Muticultural context Dynamic team Free drinks Casual wear Work from home

    Cons

    Access right request is time consuming The firm is so big that sometimes you don't size the scale of the business

    Microsoft2017-06-13
  4. "unique experience"

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    Former Employee - Premier Field Engineer in Issy-les-Moulineaux
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    meet and work with incredibly skilled and passionate people technical level is very high and you can learn a lot from your colleagues you discover how to outperform yourself... at levels you couldn't even imagine. many tech and non tech trainings (soft skills) good salary, correct healthcare, company car if applicable to the job

    Cons

    The first year at Microsoft is always hard : lots of process and many things to learn. work life balance is supposed to be a priority... but single people have more opportunities to evolve than people with families. many travels middle management is sometimes more focused on its own career than their team member's... the end of year review system

    Advice to Management

    HR is too distant from individual contributors. Middle management filters a lot.. you should pay more attention.

    Microsoft2017-03-04
  5. Helpful (1)

    "X-Factor"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Paris
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    innovative, diverse, creative, humble, passionate, very self critical, undergoing a huge transformation, with a new excellent new culture and tremendous leader. Microsoft is doing the right thing both for the customers and the company, to a leaner, smarter, agile customer obsessed.

    Cons

    Middle management was hired to drive stacked ranking. Going to a growth mindset with those people will be complicated. Can they change ? can they promote the best talents for the new microsoft vs resist to survive. What Microsoft is doing is excellent as a shareholder ;) will it be good for the engaged individual contributor ... and let's be clear : as a sales guy, it sucks. To be happy in Microsoft, it's important...

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    Advice to Management

    Do the right thing. in fact keep on like you do know, with bold ambitions and human engagements. We are Microsoft, we do the right thing for our customers. One only advice : your true force is the engagement of you individuals ; make you evolution a revolution, not the Battle for Stalingrad.

    Microsoft2017-01-26
  6. "A collection of individual achievers, not a company"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Paris
    Doesn't Recommend
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    I worked at Microsoft full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    People are passionate with the technology developed by the company and are very committed to the brand.

    Cons

    Focus on very short terms results (weekly or quarterly) while decision making is very complicated (politicking and clique behaviour, complex and not user friendly processes, very limited autonomy from Corp, hundreds of narrow, often conflicting KPIs), managerial skills are inexistant and no serious attention and consideration are given to external signals (customer feedbacks, competition moves).

    Advice to Management

    1) Train your managers so that they overcome their acquired taste for individual performance. 2) Learn how to listen, make errors and failures an opportunity to improve and accept feed-back instead of focussing on too many KPIs and ignoring people.

    Microsoft2017-02-20
  7. "A tech giant"

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    Current Employee - PMO in Paris
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Great company, decent salary, good scope of the service industry

    Cons

    Routine, tasks can be a bit too "administrative",

    Microsoft2016-08-22
  8. "Good to be an intern!"

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    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Issy-les-Moulineaux
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft for less than a year

    Pros

    It was a good experience, enriching and I would recommend anyone interested in technology to work there.

    Cons

    The only way to join the company as an employee is to join the graduate program (at least in the business area)

    Advice to Management

    During the hiring process ww have no contact with the HR directly (MACH program)

    Microsoft2016-04-13
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Despite bad PR, MS remains one of the top tech company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Paris
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    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    - Organization full of talented professionals - Fast paced and willingness to learn and change - Opportunities to work across very different projects, roles and scope - Some very innovative products setting new standards for the industry - Ability to implement new ideas - Great resources to drive impact and a truly international company

    Cons

    - Work-life balance can be challenging. I witnessed a few people burn out yet it really depends on how you manage each situations - Compensation vs responsibilities. It is not unusual to get the scope and responsibilities of 2 or even 3 professionals would normally get in other companies but the compensation does not follow - Too focused on hitting quarterly targets versus long term strategy and driving disruptive innovation...

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    Advice to Management

    Stick to one strategy for more than 12 months in order to assess its potential rather than driving re-org after re-org.

    Microsoft2016-02-26
  10. "Still a Great company"

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    Current Employee - Channel Manager in Issy-les-Moulineaux
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    carreer opporunities (easy to change from job, to move to another sub or to HQ in Seattle) room for creation and initiatives. lots of ways of improving competencies and professionnal qualities.

    Cons

    a lot of products, offers, Licensing contracts to understand and explain to customers. A lot of information coming every day, every hour .You need to prioritize by yourself.

    Advice to Management

    When you promise simplification, simplify .... really

    Microsoft2016-02-09
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