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Updated January 9, 2018
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  • Generally good work life balance (in 1982 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 1699 reviews)

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  1. "Wonderful Place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Delivery Executive in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Delivery Executive in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Always improving
    Focused on growth mindset
    Managers focused on employee needs
    Strong culture of innovation

    Cons

    Work-life balance can sometimes be difficult to manage


  2. "Consumer Services Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Consumer Services Advisor in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Consumer Services Advisor in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lot of resources available to learn
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Management doesn't cares if you grow within the company
    I reached out to different level of management but none of them were interested in helping you grow within the company
    Salary is less compared to other competitors
    No

    Advice to Management

    Management at retail business can focus more on the employees to grow from retail to corporate by hiring Managers who focus on their employee career oath

  3. "A great place to work for students and new grads, be it full-time or part-time!"

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    Current Employee - Product Advisor in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Product Advisor in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, a fun work environment, managers who want you to succeed and inquisitive colleagues.

    Cons

    Retail holiday hours can be hectic, changing shifts is stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Continue giving your employees platforms to succeed, and they will shine when they are given freedom to be themselves, and be free to take risks!


  4. "Company reviews"

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    Former Employee - SERVICE ADVISOR in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - SERVICE ADVISOR in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work life balance, fair interview process, great pay and benefits are pretty good. Diverse system

    Cons

    Long interview and joining process


  5. "Good As a Job Not a Career"

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    Current Employee - Inventory Control Expert in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Inventory Control Expert in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great health and dental benefits you can buy into. Great perks when it comes to software.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth if you are primarily sales based. A lot of unorganized managers. Not many perks when it comes to hardware.


  6. "Technical Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and compensation with good worklife balance

    Cons

    Performance oriented and limited opportunities to grow in other career areas


  7. "Enterprise Services"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable Environment
    Work aligned with company strategy
    Lots of learning opportunities

    Cons

    Low visibility within the company
    Hard to grow
    Work/Life balance is challenging

    Advice to Management

    Focus on Career Management and Growth opportunities

  8. "Transformation while keeping shareholders happs"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great time to be at Microsoft, the company is finally moving away from selling traditional on-prem licensed software to ITDM's, and moving into selling business outcome based solutions in the cloud. Very exciting time as the company pivots on it's customers rather than it's products. The company truly values it's employees and wants to make a difference all over the world. Although we exist to make a profit by helping our big enterprise customers solve their real problems, the profit we make from that is to support the end result of helping others, lots of charity work being done.

    Cons

    During this transformation, the company needs to operate like a startup and absolutely everything internally needs to change, however, Microsoft's board of directors and many of it's shareholders are old guard who are only interested in a short term profit and don't see the value of allowing the company to invest in itself to handle this transformation, so you always feel the pressure to make the number at all costs while operating like a non-profit. Sometimes you get the feeling competitors are moving far ahead despite the koolaid you're drinking.

    Advice to Management

    Let the stock price take a hit and invest a few billions back into the company to handle this transformation so we don't all feel like we can't see the light at the end of the tunnel.


  9. "Product Advisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Advisor in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Product Advisor in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work out. Perfect job while in school

    Cons

    Just like with any retail job it is hard to actually move up.

    Advice to Management

    More focus on work-life balance


  10. "BI manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Program Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Business Program Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Changed culture that truly rewards intra-preneurship and getting what is best for the customer (no longer Microsoft only)

    Cons

    Still a massive organization that can be difficult to navigate


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