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Updated January 17, 2018
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  • Certain groups can have poor work-life balance (in 1107 reviews)

  • Review system was not the greatest (in 521 reviews)

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  1. "Intern experience"

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

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

    Pros

    Challenging work environment. Fast paced work, challenges one to be better all the time.

    Very diverse colleagues. A lot of experiences from across industries.

    Cons

    The coffee machine was terrible.


  2. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Director in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work arrangements, stock awards, good salary

    Cons

    Toxic culture, poor leadership, company misses too many technology trends

    Advice to Management

    Don't cut and drive away good people. Retain talent.

  3. "Chief Technology Officer - Asia"

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    Former Employee - Chief Technology Officer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Chief Technology Officer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    learning experience, inclusion, customer obsession, innovation

    Cons

    politics, red tape, lack of innovative spaces

    Advice to Management

    focus in your key talents, don't let them go the competition, HR really suchs


  4. "Operations Analyst"

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    Former Contractor - Operations Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Contractor - Operations Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have a very friendly work environment.

    Cons

    Not much work to do during certain months of the year.


  5. "Operation Specialist"

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    Current Contractor - Operation Specialist in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Contractor - Operation Specialist in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary is relatively higher than other companies

    Cons

    Singapore Microsoft office is a miniature of the Singapore society itself where contract staffs are treated like domestic helpers with the Permanent staffs behaving as if they are the high class. Company's slogan of "Diversity and Inclusive" are not quite true! Don't be fooled by the name of the company. The company culture is nothing like what you could imagine. Many permanent staffs are snobbish and self-centered only cares about own work. There is no teamwork. Too many restructuring as and when the headquarters decides. When that happens, you are suddenly cut like a slave. The future is quite unstable.

    Advice to Management

    Please do not treat Contract staffs like domestic helpers. If Company truly believes in "Inclusiveness", the benefits and treatments for Contract staffs should be equal to Permanent staffs. Please do not dump Contract staffs.


  6. "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Technology, team culture and benefits

    Cons

    unstable management, favouritism, no job security

    Advice to Management

    it is unwise to retrench well-performing employees while retaining those who has just been around longer


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft (More than a year)

    Pros

    People, culture and benefit are great. very inspiring environment.

    Cons

    internal competition is very high. sometimes timing is more important than your performance, yet there is a culture which recognize and appreciate your hardwork.

  8. "Director, Marketing & Strategy APAC Services"

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    Current Employee - APAC Services, Marketing & Strategy Director in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - APAC Services, Marketing & Strategy Director in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Never a dull day. Fast paced, fail fast, growing and learning environment

    Cons

    A lot of politics and everyone concerned about outshining each other. More teaming needed

    Advice to Management

    Create a truly teaming culture. The competiton is outside. Also too biased towards new non-Asian. U need to groom Asians to run Asia!


  9. "Exciting place to be at. Great flexibility and vibrant culture. Excellent Intern to MACH programme."

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft as an intern

    Pros

    - Being involved with transformative, reputable and cutting-edge technology is really energizing.
    - Amazing intern program (training, mentoring, fun, culture immersion). Interns are given real-life challenging work.
    - Unparalleled level of flexibility given to employees (including interns)
    - Work among very talented and down-to-earth people. Great culture

    Cons

    The sheer complexity of process workflows and organizational structure is sometimes counterproductive.

    Advice to Management

    Good work! Try to keep the "internship spirit" alive among full-time employees (esp more senior ones). Foster more bonding and exploration during working hours, which will improve morale and creativity.


  10. "Good employer"

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    Current Employee - Finance Controller in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Finance Controller in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, good career development. Great working culture and very open. Office is in good location. Great place to work if you are into technology.

    Cons

    Competitive and pressured. Can be a bit cut throat when it comes to performance review/bonuses as employees' impact is benchmarked against one another.


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