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Updated May 7, 2018
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  • "Certain groups can have poor work-life balance" (in 1154 reviews)

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  1. "Microsoft is worth a shot"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Product Manager in Suzhou, Jiangsu (China)
    Former Intern - Product Manager in Suzhou, Jiangsu (China)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most talented people, clear purpose towards what they are doing.

    Cons

    Sometimes people may get competitive.


  2. "Microsoft (China): Need to be more diverse"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Excellent benefits
    - Challenging work and amazing colleagues
    - Decent remuneration
    - Good learning opportunities
    - Good international exposure

    Cons

    - This review is for Microsoft China for the position based out of Shanghai. Now the China entity is not as global as you would assume Microsoft would be. There is a language issue in the office and most people find it difficult conversing in English.

    Advice to Management

    Need to build some checks and balances to improve an inclusive culture. Merely an online training is a lip service. Why not introduce unsolicited feedback or run a survey regularly.

  3. "UX Designer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    good office environment and friendly commits

    Cons

    big challenges for junior designers

    Advice to Management

    organize more outing


  4. "Great place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Microsoft Shanghai Minhang Campus is a nice place with good work ethics. Lots of professionals that like to learn from each other.

    Cons

    A lot of big companies suffer from making things for managers by managers and having managers pleasing managers. During the 2 years I've never spoken to people who actually use the product we were creating.

    After almost 2 years of working on "color of the bike shed" a solution was proposed that I created in the first week of me working there (the reason I got hired for this particular project) that would allow the user to explore, modify and create new reports.

    Advice to Management

    See cons.


  5. "Good for new hire"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Suzhou, Jiangsu (China)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Suzhou, Jiangsu (China)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ambitious projects, work-life balance, energetic managers

    Cons

    Lazy co-workers, bad canteen, irregular HR


  6. "Good company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great platform to attract good resources, decent benefits

    Cons

    Internal politics, a bit lost at looking for a new direction

    Advice to Management

    Let go


  7. "Program Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance (if you live close enough to the campus). Good salaries and benefits with respect to the industry.

    Cons

    The campus is far away from downtown. You will spend more than one hour in commute if you don't live nearby.

    Advice to Management

    Microsoft could be more agile. could be more agile. could be more agile. could be more agile. could be more agile.

  8. "Senior Product Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    company prospects, working environment and work-life balance

    Cons

    working environment, some colleagues are not friendly


  9. "Recruiter"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Recruiter in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Contractor - Recruiter in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    global platform
    work/life balance
    competitive compensation
    flexible working-hour
    Global internal transfer opportunity

    Cons

    No much career opportunity ;

    Advice to Management

    Set your own expectation to learn as much as you can in the platform;


  10. "PFE"

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    Current Employee - PFE in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - PFE in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great place to learn cutting edge technology

    Cons

    non-competitive compensation, hard to handle large project

    Advice to Management

    increase compensation to surpass internet company


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