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Updated April 24, 2018
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  • Certain groups can have poor work-life balance (in 1143 reviews)

  • Mid level management, review system (in 523 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Director"

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    Current Employee - Sales Director in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong US leadership. Healthy share price

    Cons

    Too many region headcounts. Not enough field sales


  2. "Performance driven culture"

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

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

    Pros

    Highly competitive work environment and rewarded well. Performance driven organisation culture that values, outcome based reviews, anchoring on making others great and contributing to teams success.

    Cons

    Fast paced and agile environment. Individuals to hold key strengths to deal with ambiguity, risk taking appetite and values decision making based on data and human intuition.

  3. "Great company to work for"

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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 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    No cons, great time to be with Microsoft


  4. "Family friendly Company"

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    Former Contractor - Talent Acquisition in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Contractor - Talent Acquisition in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great learning ground with great people

    Cons

    A perm staff is given loads of development opportunities compared to a contract


  5. "Great team, great minds to work with"

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    Former Contractor - Program Specialist in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Contractor - Program Specialist in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful team I was in. Many opportunities to learn. Work flexibility. Diverse community.

    Cons

    Constant restructuring. Experienced FTEs and contractors were let go.

    Advice to Management

    It's not easy to form teams who work well together with great synergy. Keep them!


  6. "Intern experience"

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    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.


  7. "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.

  8. "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


  9. "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.


  10. "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.


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