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Redmond, WA (US)
10000+ employees
1975
Company - Public (MSFT)
Computer Hardware & Software
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Google, Amazon, Apple
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    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! :)

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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
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Microsoft Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Microsoft (Sydney) in May 2018.

    Interview

    College campus interview, followed by four onsite interviews at Sydney campus.

    During each interview there were some initial behavioral questions followed by a technical question. One of them was more OOP based, but most of them were the general algorithm-style questions you expect.

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Microsoft Awards & Accolades

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