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Updated February 27, 2017
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  • work life balance is a bit of an issue (in 987 reviews)

  • Review system was not the greatest (in 510 reviews)

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  1. "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Director in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great future with right bet on Cloud

    Cons

    High Pressure, tough review process


  2. "The great company with great clients"

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

    Pros

    Good salary and great environment , there are so many challenges, for what, a person can really improve himself and earn a future.

    Cons

    High pressure, there are a lot of work to be done in a limited time. To complete that you need to work at home sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Be more careful to clients.


  3. "Talked more, shipped less"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - D X in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - D X in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Amazing perks
    - Gamified performance
    - Great company values and culture
    - Very smart colleagues
    - Massive company; many scopes to learn from
    - Amazing legacy of Bill Gates

    Cons

    There is a thick layer of very elderly senior management who are unfit for a fast moving industry such as technology. They never allow someone to grow beyond them. They cancel all the great projects based on their internal political agenda, not thinking about the bottom line of the company. Satya in his first year couldn't improve a thing after Steve Ballmer left, but later on, he progressed.

    Advice to Management

    Microsoft has great and young technical folks, but allow them to contribute and move forward the company. You are restraining the potentials of the company just to secure your job for the next several years and to save yourself from early retirement embarassment.


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  5. "Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    good employer very kind and sweet

    Cons

    please fix the refrigerator compressor in the cafetaria


  6. "Senior Product Marketing Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great managers who empower employees...working hours are flexible and environment is family friendly.

    Cons

    Work is more operations and scorecard management than marketing...

    Advice to Management

    Focus on delivering excellent glocal campaigns, be more customer/consumer centric


  7. "a Career Changing Life!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Individual Contributor in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Individual Contributor in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    -a revolution in the making of the biggest re-start-up ever
    -more youthful people bringing a wealth of new thoughts

    Cons

    -the establishment also need to quickly embrace the future & re-tool skills & capabilities alongside people, products & processes

    Advice to Management

    keep pushing the limits


  8. "great company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solution Architect in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Solution Architect in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, home office. friendly work environment and free drinks and snacks.

    Cons

    Work life balance difficult to keep. Always need to be available, people managers have lack of experience, most technical background.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better people managers.


  9. "Not here if you are a contract who wants career advancement"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible and work life balance is achievable if you manage time well.

    Cons

    Not much progression and career enhancement.


  10. "Senior Risk and Compliance Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Risk and Compliance Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Senior Risk and Compliance Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people culture. At the working level, teams are collaborative

    Cons

    Work life balance is a desired outcome.

    Advice to Management

    Look out for team members who are struggling with the hours


  11. "Be brainwashed as an operator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Premier Field Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Premier Field Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Renumeration package is attractive, flexible working hours (sometimes). Free microsoft certification exams and lots of collaboration going on

    Cons

    Information overload (with many outdated info), lots of process that might seem redundant

    Advice to Management

    Give more opportunity for junior staff to innovate, rather than holding onto golden goose and wait for 1 egg at a time


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