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Updated October 15, 2017
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Pros
  • One of the best places to work for with great work life balance (in 1907 reviews)

  • Working with really smart people who readily share their great insights is a humbling experience where everyone is treated as equals by all employees (in 1665 reviews)

Cons
  • Sometimes working hard means disrupting one's work/life balance for periods (in 1071 reviews)

  • Review system was not the greatest (in 516 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Account Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  3. "I don't have to be better than everyone....just you"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Global Customer Support in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Global Customer Support in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    perks, benefits, travel, products / services

    Cons

    stack ranking, feedback is non existent until it is too late to do anything about it

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the review system.....if an employee does their job, then reward them!


  4. "Director, Marketing & Strategy APAC Services"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!


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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "Good employer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. "Poor Management, good flexibility"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Marketing in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Contractor - Marketing in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Similar to a lot of blue chip companies in Singapore
    - Good flexible work timings
    - Colleagues are good, warm and ready to help
    - Free drinks and snack, dry fruits on Fridays

    Cons

    - Highly political work environment,
    - Poor management, team is unsure of the future due to new re-org
    - Zero job security, especially for contract staff
    - Latest news: more contract staff are to be laid off in the next few months!
    - No chance of promotion for contract staff, the chance of becoming a permanent employee for a contract staff is next to impossible
    - Difficult to get in touch with Contract agency (Adecco), almost no HR support
    - Mid management is weak, they don't let you grow, super political
    - Perception management was advised 6 months after my joining
    - Your stay depends on who your connections are within the company, not on your calibre
    - Singapore office is the most political sub ever!

    Advice to Management

    No point, since they don't talk to CS staff!

  8. "Architect"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Architect in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Architect in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Place to Work with amazing projects and learnings

    Cons

    High Political Organization which is why many people leave


  9. "The new business operating model"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Microsoft is one of the great companies to learn and feel new technology trend and competitive landscape in software industry.

    Cons

    Declining job security as the company seems to be relying on partners and digital marketing in a hasty way instead of respecting the capability of sales people who are working in the filed.


  10. "EA"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Meet a lot of nice people and friendly environment to work in this Company. Work life balance.

    Cons

    All my years in Microsoft I've work with nice colleague and bosses. the sad news is only recently due the new re-org all my team was effected.


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