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Updated October 21, 2018
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  • "Certain groups can have poor work-life balance" (in 1175 reviews)

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  1. "Student Partner"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Student Partner in London, England (UK)
    Current Intern - Student Partner in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Really nice team , good job prospects

    Cons

    - No real disadvantage, big company.


  2. "Best for architects, not great for sales"

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    Former Employee - Strategic Partner Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Strategic Partner Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - good visibility for architects
    - promotion opportunities

    Cons

    - overlap in roles
    - No clear goals

    Advice to Management

    Restructure the company aligning with market & customers

  3. "Director"

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    Current Contractor - Chief Operating Officer in London, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Chief Operating Officer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends

    I have been working at Microsoft as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place, lovely people

    Cons

    Nothing is to fault in this company, great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    The best so far


  4. "Very good company to work and live"

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    Current Contractor - Junior Software Engineer in Newyork, Scotland (UK)
    Current Contractor - Junior Software Engineer in Newyork, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft as a contractor

    Pros

    Very good company to work and live

    Cons

    Nothing nothing nothing nothing nothing

    Advice to Management

    Every very good keep going like this


  5. "MSR"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Researcher in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Intern - Researcher in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great culture, perks, incredible people

    Cons

    nothing to complain about yet


  6. "Work ethic"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Reading, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Has a very good work ethic, can commit.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to sustain.


  7. "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Company heading in a great direction, benefits are great also.

    Cons

    part of a very big machine, sometimes certain issues take a while to be resolved.

  8. "Solid company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Wimborne Minster, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Wimborne Minster, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not the same job for more than 3 years, always changing, always challenging.

    Cons

    Microsoft is no longer cool with consumers.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Sales Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Reading, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Always changing and interesting work

    Cons

    Relatively small commercial business in the UK


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Best team, best company, best culture"

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    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture, the energy, the teamwork. I've worked for many companies over my 20 year career. They all have buzz-word laden catch phrases to which they just pay lip service until the profit motive overrides them. MS is different. You feel it genuinely practices what it preaches because it realises that sacrificing some pennies today to do the right thing pays dividends over the long term. And it all comes from the very top - this is how you do leadership by example.

    Cons

    Still relatively new to MS so this may be unfair but technical career path/ladder isn't clear.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing! All the way up the chain every manager I've met has been fantastic.


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