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Updated February 9, 2019
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  1. "java software developer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good working hours and teams

    Cons

    every project has to be done in groups

    Advice to Management

    stay calm and work at your own pace


  2. "Great company, amazing people, really enjoyed my time there."

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    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Clear management direction, expected to deliver results without being micro-managed

    Cons

    Sometimes a lack of innovation, profit before customers.

  3. "Deployment Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Deployment Manager in Reading, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Deployment Manager in Reading, England (UK)

    I worked at Microsoft as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to play with latest technologies

    Cons

    Full time resource is valued more than experienced resource


  4. Helpful (1)

    "A once great giant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work for Microsoft
    Lots of opportunities if you are in Seattle
    Challenging work

    Cons

    US centric business
    Elitest approach to management
    Long work hours
    Very little work life balance


  5. "Security controller"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Controller in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Security Controller in Reading, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Perks and package are great. Good work life balance for some roles. Flexibility, great offices, fabulous cutting edge technology and great motivated people

    Cons

    Can be high pressure, lots of A types, can sometimes be ruthless. Hard work but worth it. Nothing really awful to say.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in your managers. Train them properly. Improve communication and standardisation . Invest in internal tools.


  6. "5 years at MS UK"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Operations Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Service Operations Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Don't feel like you can make an impact


  7. "Customer Success Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager in Reading, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Overall a great company, good salary and perks.

    Cons

    The quality and ability of your manager will directly affect your success. Quality and experience of middle managers is shockingly bad.

    Advice to Management

    Take more involvement in the development of your middle managers self driven learning with high level outcomes and HR managers that are unable to meet with staff leaves employees open to targeting by individual managers. HR processes are too remote.

  8. "Account manager"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Manchester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great big company with decent benefits

    Cons

    Many snakes and back stabbers


  9. "Graphic Designer"

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    Former Intern - Graphic Designer in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Graphic Designer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Exciting projects and chances to work outside of your comfort zone.

    Cons

    Constant change at the time, with many projects restarted and cancelled.


  10. "Amazing despite its size"

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    Current Employee - General Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - General Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Broad opportunities to do just about anything and move around the company. Clear strategy to drive major product lines. Inspiring leader in Satya.

    Cons

    Struggling to find a way to change into a service oriented company away from being product focused. Confused about who delivers a service to enterprise customers (product groups or professional services team) and seems to be struggling to keep that hidden from customers.

    Advice to Management

    Create a clear strategy about how we deliver service to customers consistently across product lines


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