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Microsoft Overview

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Redmond, WA (US)
10000+ employees
1975
Company - Public (MSFT)
Computer Hardware & Software
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Google, Amazon, Apple

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2017 (#27), 2015 (#3)

Highest Rated CEOs: 2017 (#8), 2016 (#24), 2015 (#14)

Microsoft Reviews

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
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    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and approachable culture

    Cons

    Competitive colleagues, manager might have negative effect on your work

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Microsoft Photos

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Microsoft photo of: Connector and Shuttles
Microsoft photo of: Redmond brainstorm
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Microsoft Interviews

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    Solutions Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reading, England
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Microsoft (Reading, England) in October 2017.

    Interview

    The overall impression is negative however there are a few strong positives I will call out, unfortunately balanced by some aspects really disappointing.

    Had one brief prep call with the recruiter, then a technical screening, then a detailed prep call with an assigned person from the recruiting team, then got invited at their assessment centre in Reading.

    Strong positives:
    - Impressed with the quality of prep work guidance and interview materials sent by e-mail before the interview;
    - Impressed with the proposed format of the interview (three one-hour interviews in front of a panel);
    - Impressed with the level of the detail in the feedback.

    Amazing negatives:
    - None of the three interviews were what they were supposed to be; they were one person conversations and I felt like I put one week of effort preparing a presentation which was neither discussed nor seen.
    Only one interviewer in the room meant subjectivity and risk of biased feedback;
    One of the interviewers actually made up most of the findings on which the rejection was founded;
    The feedback given was contradictory to the point of absurdity.

    That being said, I fully accept the idea of an employer at will. However, rational and consistent in the decision making process would make two great additions to that...

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Microsoft Awards & Accolades

  • Global Randstad Award, Randstad, 2015
  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
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