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Updated 23 October 2018
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  1. "Internship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Great place smart people dynamic

    Cons

    Lot's of HR and protocol to follow


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

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    Former Employee - Strategic Partner Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Strategic Partner Manager in London, England
    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. "Yep, ok"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Big company, good title, big buildings.

    Cons

    Big company, too many people not enough action.

    Advice to Management

    Make things smaller


  4. "One of the best employers to work for, world wide"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    + salary
    + food
    + amazing benefits: gym, company phone, company laptop, company car (in some cases)

    Cons

    - noisy work environment
    - hard to work with HR


  5. "Senior Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working
    Great Brand
    Innovative and leading technology services
    Great partner network

    Cons

    Compensation package - too complex
    Lack of career progression


  6. "Work ethic"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Reading, England
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Reading, England
    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
    Former Employee - Education Specialist in Reading, England
    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. "I enjoy it here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    A great international company, ace perks, free drinks, happy staff.

    Cons

    Nothing I can call out to be honest


  9. "Solid company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Wimborne Minster, England
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Wimborne Minster, England
    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.


  10. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Generally welcoming team of staff, Nice offices

    Cons

    A few people were quite cliquey


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