“Microsoft is a great company with a solid vision, but just needs a little something extra to make it back to relevancy. ”
- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Microsoft as a contractor (more than a year)Pros
Good life/work balance, opportunities to work abroad, continual role progression, love activity based working (ie. no more cubicles!)Cons
High levels of bureaucracy, office politics play a major factor in being "successful", limited understanding at a corp level on what really happens in local markets, contractors treated completely different to full time staffAdvice to ManagementAdvice
Take more risks, be willing to back yourselves, remove red tape and let local markets make their own decisions on how to best service their customers, treat your contractors like real people!RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Microsoft.Interview Details
Application was straight forward with a cover letter, resume and other common questions. This was then followed up by an online interview where you had to answer some questions, mostly standard ones like name your best qualities etc. After that it was an assessment centre involving two presentations and one final interview with one of the managers. As a note they included both in the same day.Interview Questions
No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
- When was a time where you had to change something unexpectedly about a project and tell me about that experience? Answer Question
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