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Redmond, WA (US)
10000+ employees
1975
Company - Public (MSFT)
Computer Hardware & Software
£5 to £10 billion (GBP) per year
Google, Amazon, Apple

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2019 (#11), 2018 (#24), 2017 (#27), 2015 (#3)

Top CEOs: 2019 (#49), 2018 (#2), 2017 (#8), 2016 (#24), 2015 (#14)

Microsoft Reviews

  • "Strong culture, great people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiting Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Recruiting Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast moving and continual change - culture has really shifted to become more focused on innovation and risk taking. High performance expected, but you are surrounded by high quality people.

    Cons

    Speed of execution expected sometimes is not always realistic. Some leaders who have been in role for 15 years plus too slow to be moved on, holding back cultural change.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the senior dinosaurs.

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Microsoft Photos

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Microsoft photo of: Our software development centers are located all over the world, including Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Switzerland, the U.K., and the U.S.
Microsoft photo of: Connector and Shuttles
Microsoft photo of: Redmond brainstorm
Microsoft photo of: Redmond Building 111
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Microsoft Interviews

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  1. Helpful (12)  

    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Reading, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Microsoft (Reading, England) in November 2012.

    Interview

    Graduate programme uses assessment centre approach, with very little weighting on technical interview. Several observed group activities, including providing product recommendations, creating a "promotional video message". Leads into individual interviews, including behavioural, and very very mild technical (basic Fizz-Buzz style questions). Eventual wait for confirmation/offer is then several weeks after. Expect delays.

    Interview Questions

    • Standard behavioural questions, pertaining to "Dissatisfied Customer", "Bad News to customer", "Disagreement with colleague"   3 Answers
    • FizzBuzz & Modulo Problem Style code questions on whiteboard.   1 Answer
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Microsoft Awards & Accolades

  • Global Randstad Award, Randstad, 2015
  • Most Attractive Employer - India, Randstad, 2014
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