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Updated February 17, 2018
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  • Certain groups can have poor work-life balance (in 1124 reviews)

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  1. "Microsoft - Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Culture in Europe, innovative, ambitious, empowering, global

    Cons

    US centric, some internal processes are clunky


  2. "Sales Operations"

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    Current Contractor - Sales Operations Analyst in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Sales Operations Analyst in Reading, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture and Executive leadership.

    Cons

    No ownership over product strategies at a local level.

  3. "Good management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends

    I worked at Microsoft (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere and great people to work with!

    Cons

    Could do with a better structure


  4. "Production Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good and talented people to work with

    Cons

    US-centric, awful local management, lots of politics


  5. "Senior Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best Company I have ever worked for. Great people. Super flexible

    Cons

    Sometimes Too much information. Should look into a "less is more" approach


  6. "Technical Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Technical Account Manager in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Technical Account Manager in Reading, England (UK)

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    - Great work life balance
    - Good Salary

    Cons

    - Hard to progress / change role internally


  7. "Poor work life balance"

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

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

    Pros

    Company Benefits are satisfactory. The offer reasonable base salary.
    Good brand reputation looks good on your CV. Availability of trainings.

    Cons

    Work life balance, commission plans must be improved. Have the usual cons of any other company about the same size.

  8. "Excellent Intern Experience"

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    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic, inclusive culture and opportunities to get stuck in with different teams across the business.

    Cons

    Cannot think of a single negative. Thoroughly enjoyed my time there.


  9. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft part-time

    Pros

    A very good company, leader in innovation. Wise management able to motivate.

    Cons

    The canteen isn't so great, ethnic food isn'tgreat at all.

    Advice to Management

    Go on with your policy and your schedule.


  10. "Great culture, great place to work"

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    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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, people and environment to work, continuous learning with awesome technology. Microsoft do what we say and say what we do. Very collaborative and supportive. Really enjoy and love working for Microsoft.
     Management is supportive and encouraging.

    Cons

    Small concern - lots of travel to see clients for meetings, etc. Can be a bit tiring but Microsoft compensate with good approach in working from home when required , great policy to help us have a good life balance as best as we can.

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing what you are doing. Training, awareness and regular townhalls are very informative and always keep us engaged, interested and connected. Keep up the great work.


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