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Updated Oct 13, 2019

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Pros
  • "They have a great work/life balance with lots of flexibility(in 2512 reviews)

  • "Good salary Smart people Beautiful workplaces(in 1861 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great progressive company"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Strong leadership & direction Flexible working structure

    Cons

    Location of office is outside city centre but at least plenty of parking available.

    Microsoft2019-10-09
  2. "Great people"

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    Former Employee - Principal Team Lead 

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Excellent people to work with - super motivated!

    Cons

    Team upper management culture varies wildly, which can make moves unpredicatable

    Microsoft2019-10-08
  3. "Rigid environment but great brand"

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    Former Employee - Service Delivery Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The brand power is incredible

    Cons

    highly process and metrics driven services organisation with a cultural problem

    Microsoft2019-10-03
  4. "Good to start"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Diversity team n great place to learn

    Cons

    Internal politics and conflict and

    Microsoft2019-10-02
  5. "Great Company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Promotion learning and growth mindset

    Cons

    Decision not always data driven

    Microsoft2019-09-30
  6. "big company"

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer 

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    pay is very good here

    Cons

    the management is disorganised and lazy

    Microsoft2019-09-23
  7. "Great Place To Work"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Great people, ethical, very capable managers. Good connection to what’s happening elsewhere in the company.

    Cons

    A little too much admin at times of the year (reviews etc), can be long hours at times - but mostly this is managed ok

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring great people

    Microsoft2019-08-29
  8. "Great culture"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Company culture that fosters fulfillment of personal purpose

    Cons

    Nothing to complain about for now

    Microsoft2019-08-26
  9. "Great headstart in the industry"

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    Current Employee - Graduate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The learning is intense and very beneficial. The salary for a graduate is an excellent and you get to head to the US as part of the training program.

    Cons

    Felt like we were considered graduates when it was convenient (bonuses, salary, travel etc), but some of us had higher targets than colleagues who were on double the salary. Easy to get lost in such a big company. Highly political.

    Microsoft2019-09-04
  10. "Business analyst"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great career progression and learning experience.

    Cons

    Tough interview process and selection criteria

    Microsoft2019-08-15
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