Working at Microsoft | Glassdoor.com.au

Find your next job here

Microsoft Overview

Work here? Get a FREE Employer Account
Redmond, WA (US)
10000+ employees
1975
Company - Public (MSFT)
Computer Hardware & Software
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Google, Amazon, Apple
Our drive to change the world unites us!

Microsoft is the ideal place for people who have passion for their work and the desire to make an impact—in their careers, in the community and on the world. Microsoft is a unique company; and not just ... Read more

Mission: Come to Microsoft to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

Microsoft Reviews

4.1
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
Satya Nadella
6,742 Ratings
  • "Never been happier!!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1) Amazing leadership under Satya our new CEO and Steve Worrall the M.D. in Australia
    2) The Number one cloud company in the world (literally)
    3) The greatest sales training you could ask for, ongoing mentoring, coaching and support. The M.D. even does call coaching with the sales reps!
    4) The best pay anybody could ever ask for
    5) international travel
    6) clearly defined processes

    Cons

    1) way too many complex tools and poor systems e.g; Microsoft Dynamics does not even let you call through the web browser so you have to install this very slow time consuming app called “Unified Service Desk” (USD) which is very slow and crashes non stop. Dynamics and Outlook also don’t integrate well at all!
    2) still a bit too “old school” and rigid when it comes to some things such as dress for example
    3) quite a lot of politics within the Sales Teams due to their being way too many people
    4) commission is capped at 200% for sales reps and pay is below industry average.

    Advice to Management

    1) Try to focus on hiring quality over some quantity. Microsoft hires far too many people too quickly.
    2) Don’t give him in to office politics and stupid, pointless games that are designed to show off over pathetic achievements and suck up. Say no to this and focus on what really matters
    3) offer employees a lot more stock - we deserve it! :)

See All 19,165 Reviews

Microsoft Photos

Microsoft photo of: Bellevue Bravern Entrance
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: Dine and shop on campus, and discover some 4,000 works of art from our permanent collection.
Microsoft photo of: Redmond corridor meeting
See All PhotosSee All

Microsoft Interviews

Experience

Experience
66%
22%
12%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
37%
24%
16%
15
3
3
2

Difficulty

3.2
Average

Difficulty

Hard
Average
Easy
  1.  

    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Microsoft (Sydney) in October 2017.

    Interview

    It helps to have a connection within Microsoft who can endorse your application. Interview has 2 parts - phone and then, if you progress, face-to-face. You can apply for positions online via their Careers website to have your application in the mix. Remuneration isn't discussed until the job offer is made, but you can still ask questions around this topic.

    Interview Questions

    • Why did you apply for this role? What experience is relevant?   Answer Question
See All 7,312 Interviews

Microsoft Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2012
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2013
See More

Work at Microsoft? Share Your Experiences

Microsoft
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or