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Updated 20 February 2019
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  • "Work-life balance can be a challenge" (in 1197 reviews)

  • "Outdated review system which is anything but fair" (in 530 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Sydney
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very good people culture, flexibility to work from home, very good trainings at all levels

    Cons

    Many times it is not how well you do your work but who know and if there is a senior sponsor

    Advice to Management

    Rewards based on expected results and outcomes


  2. "Recruiter"

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    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great, amazing, cultutally diverse , work life balance

    Cons

    None at all enjoyed it

  3. "Ambitious"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Forward thinking, truly diverse and inclusive company looking at how to bring humanity forward and progress society.

    Cons

    Still breaking down silos, too much reliance on third party vendors and partners for trivial tasks that should be taken care of internally (such as marketing and social)


  4. "Australian subsidiary is a mess"

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    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can advance your career by moving to corporate in Seattle

    Cons

    The only way to get ahead in Australia is to leave for the US

    Advice to Management

    Australians "are apparently not the US" which is garbage. Management spend too much time trying to do it their own way rather than take the learnings from other subs. There's a reason that it's behind Europe and the US.

    Start promoting on skillset, not on tenure. It's no longer just a sales world. Compared to Europe or US, it's the old Microsoft. The cultural change being driven by the top is actively avoided down under.


  5. "Sde"

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

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work, nice people

    Cons

    Nothing special to say, good company


  6. "solution sales"

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    Current Employee - Solution Sales in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Solution Sales in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    well mannered and intelligent people

    Cons

    not enough staff to cover all the opportunities


  7. "Great company"

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

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Great ethics and great values

    Cons

    None to report for the time being

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Don't believe the Hype - it is not a Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Sydney
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some smart people, good salary

    Cons

    too many bullies in management and a leadership team that is comprised of bullies

    Advice to Management

    lift your game


  9. "Microsoft"

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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

    Great company vision and leadership
    Flexible work environment
    Good pay and conditions

    Cons

    Politicians still rule the management ranks. Satya has a great vision for an aspire-to culture, but the politicians use the language to their advantage to bully or get ahead at the expense of anyone they see as a threat

    Advice to Management

    Kill MS - Poll as it is. It is outdated, and the scores are mostly BS. People either use it to puff up their team (if they are experienced players and understand the positive feedback loop of doing this) or to attack (if they are disgruntled). Better to have less predictable and more immediate feedback loops


  10. "Solutions Architect"

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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

    Take care employee and has a good brand

    Cons

    Org always change every year