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Updated 23 February 2019
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  1. "Courier driver"

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    Current Employee - Courier Driver in Swansea, Wales
    Current Employee - Courier Driver in Swansea, Wales

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

    Pros

    Peace of mind. Security & freedom

    Cons

    Long hours. And little else

    Advice to Management

    Hello


  2. "Come as you are; do what you love"

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

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Microsoft is a great place to follow you career dreams

    Cons

    Job roles are popular and so often over subscribed

  3. "job at Microsoft"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Great team, interesting projects, generous benefits

    Cons

    slow in decision making, the number of in person and online meetings

    Advice to Management

    be more innovative


  4. "java software developer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good working hours and teams

    Cons

    every project has to be done in groups

    Advice to Management

    stay calm and work at your own pace


  5. "Great company, amazing people, really enjoyed my time there."

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    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in London, England
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Clear management direction, expected to deliver results without being micro-managed

    Cons

    Sometimes a lack of innovation, profit before customers.


  6. "Management can be improved"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Variety of research domains
    Good salary

    Cons

    Environment not encourage collaboration
    Management can be more transparent


  7. "Amazing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Dream job i really love it

    Cons

    Bad management is all i have to say

  8. "An amaizing company with great people and solid values"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Enviroment, Culture, Work - Life Balance, People, Benefits

    Cons

    Not a cons. There is always things to learn and improve like a better comunication.


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    "A once great giant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work for Microsoft
    Lots of opportunities if you are in Seattle
    Challenging work

    Cons

    US centric business
    Elitest approach to management
    Long work hours
    Very little work life balance


  10. "Growth Mindset"

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

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    I have enjoyed very much my time as a Talent Acquisition Partner with Microsoft. It has enabled to reinforce my technical skills around recruitment and my soft skills around nurturing my partnerships with my key stakeholders. It has given me the opportunity to grow as an individual, to challenge myself, to increase my self awareness, to feed my insatiable desire for learning - especially for learning from my mistakes.

    Cons

    Sometimes too much process-oriented which unfortunately has a not very positive impact on the candidate's experience.