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Updated 20 Oct 2019

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great progressive company"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Strong leadership & direction Flexible working structure

    Cons

    Location of office is outside city centre but at least plenty of parking available.

    Microsoft2019-10-09
  2. "Good Company to work for"

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    Former Contractor - Program Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Culture Learning from the smartest people

    Cons

    Competitive Not easy to move inside

    Microsoft2019-10-19
  3. "Losing empowerment and creativities"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great global reputation Share Price is going up

    Cons

    Duplication of functions & efforts that confuse staff and customers Focus on driving internal KPIs at the cost of customer value Roles are defined by Corporate playbook that are losing empowerment & agility

    Microsoft2019-10-21
  4. "Good to start"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Diversity team n great place to learn

    Cons

    Internal politics and conflict and

    Microsoft2019-10-02
  5. "Great culture"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Company culture that fosters fulfillment of personal purpose

    Cons

    Nothing to complain about for now

    Microsoft2019-08-26
  6. "Finally humble"

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    Former Employee - Solutions Specialist in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits and future vision and potential

    Cons

    Small cog in a big machine

    Microsoft2019-07-30
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Great opportunities for Females, not so much for ambitious Middle Aged Men"

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Focus on personal development, mindset and purpose Business momentum is strong Flexible working Great job mobility opportunities Benefits are more than competitive Commitment to Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

    Cons

    D&I gone mad: Before I start, I 100% believe in workplace equality - equal opportunities for men and women of any race. That said, even though 20% of Computer Science Grads are Female, Microsoft's push for 50% of senior staff being female and will "positively discriminate" for roles. In talking to managers you are often given the heads-up not to apply for a role as this needs to be a female hire. This has gone... so far that there are rumours that senior male execs being offered large packages to 'voluntarily' exit. Also when restructuring rounds go around, it is very rare for females to be considered, meaning male job security is lower than females. As a result if you are an ambitious male I would not encourage you to join Microsoft - that said if you are female, this is a fantastic place to join (which I guess is the goal anyway) The internal inspection and self-justification is excessive and if you are coming from a smaller organisation in particular the red-tape to even get quotes to customers will likely be frustrating

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    Advice to Management

    Need to get simpler internally and focus more on customers Focus on true equality (equal opportunities for men and women of all ages and races) not achieving false diversity quotas through 'positive discrimination'

    Microsoft2019-07-26
  8. "Great Culture"

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    Former Contractor - Trainer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft for more than a year

    Pros

    Great team, facilities, benefits and work culture

    Cons

    hard to fin a space to park!

    Microsoft2019-07-17
  9. "Overall good company to work"

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    Current Employee - Account Technology Strategist in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Depending on area/patch work life balance pretty good, decent remuneration, company is reinventing itself

    Cons

    Still some legacy blocking progress

    Microsoft2019-07-12
  10. "Account manager in inside sales division for medium enterprise market"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Make your experience for sales from PC(Surface) to cloud

    Cons

    Too much internal orchestrations and products

    Advice to Management

    Better to reduce middle management(no need them)

    Microsoft2019-07-18
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