Microsoft Vancouver Reviews

Updated Jun 25, 2020

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  1. "AMAZING PLACE TO WORK!"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern - Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - the cafe, free swag, awesome projects and cool people

    Cons

    late hours depending on the projects but they might comp your dinner :)

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  2. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    High energy place to work A great deal of employee respect

    Cons

    Working for a US company in Canada limits opportunities for senior roles

  3. "Great Company, Very Stable, Good Benefits, Could Do Better with Compensation"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really good company, great benefits, very safe job, manageable work-life balance. Satya Nadella and his team are extremely visionary. This company has a long way to go.

    Cons

    Growth can be very slow. Great company to start when you need good projects and brand and to end your career when you need a good work-life balance. Not the best for people looking for hypergrowth in their career.

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  4. "I feel like making a difference"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Garage Design in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft for less than a year

    Pros

    My professional opinions are valued. I feel excited to tackle new design challenges everyday.

    Cons

    Discount and affiliation with other companies is average for Canadian Employees

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good perks but horrible local engineering leadership"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice office in the heart of downtown, nice perks and benefits.

    Cons

    Extremely political, local higher up engineering leadership at Vancouver is horrible specially at MSN.

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  6. "Good Culture but likely to be on slow teams"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    A lot of seniors to learn from, Great culture, Inclusive, work-life balance

    Cons

    You might be allocated to a maintenance team as a graduate Very difficult to change teams if you are not in Redmond They didn't do a good job with team matching

  7. "Great company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People are talented and very open mind.

    Cons

    It is big company, means it is not agile and nimble. Takes time to get direction.

  8. "Amazing Inclusive place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    - Amazing work culture. - Open workspace, can easily approach colleagues. - Good salary, benefits. - Free fruits, beverages. - Office location is in the heart of downtown.

    Cons

    - None identified in my tenure so far

  9. "Great job, learned lots"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - CO-OP Software Development Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people, work, free food, awesome opportunity.

    Cons

    Long hours, high expectations, long commute.

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