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  • 09 Oct, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Reading, England

    They have a great collection of lifestyle benefits including private medical cover, gym memberships and bike to work schemes. These benefits really help you to keep a balanced lifestyle!

  • 18 Sep, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Reading, England

    have to pay for your children to be added to health insurance. AXAPPP not great in terms of what you can claim

  • 05 Aug, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current IT Analyst in London, England

    Company was really good to work for. Company had plenty of room for progression . All employers were very advanced.

  • 25 May, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Reading, England

    private health insurance, 25 paid holidays, fruits, drinks, generous travel allowance many other small perks

  • 16 Apr, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Technical Account Manager in Reading, England

    Benefits package is very good and comprehensive. In the UK you receive a group pension (5% you contribute, MS contributes 7%). Life insurance, accident insurance, critical illness all for a few pounds a month. As I was travelling, I also received approx. £6000 a year to use my personal car or I could take a company car. I liked the ability to buy and sell holidays (5 per year), in years where I knew I would be travelling, I would receive 27 days of paid leave (at 5 years this goes from the standard 25 to 27), then I would purchase 5 giving me a total of 33 holidays in addition to public holidays. However, given that you are so busy with work activities, it could be a struggle to take these as even if you are on holiday that isn't a good enough reason for a sale not to go through or a deal to slip. There are many other positive benefits I was aware of such as child care and company vouchers but these weren't needed by me. Microsoft pays you below the industrial average, my base pay could easily have been £20k extra at an external company and due to a frustrating promotional experience, this was the reason I left. And a year later I'm glad i did, as it has been an even more positive experience with better pay at Salesforce.

  • 22 Mar, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Belfast, Northern Ireland

    Microsoft is a really good company to work for.

  • 19 Mar, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Reading, England

    Great immigration assistance for foreign employees; annual $800 fitness reimbursement program; company matching contribution to HSA and 401K; company matching volunteering hours and donations to non-profits.

  • 15 Mar, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in London, England

    Good menu of options paid via salary sacrifice

  • 27 Feb, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Senior Business Analyst in London, England

    Depend on the size of the team, as everyone cant do well.

  • 23 Feb, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Software Development Engineer in London, England

    Lots of selectable benefits but in reality the system is extremely tricky to understand and use.

Benefits Summary

List based on reports from current and former employees. It may not be complete.

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Insurance, Health & Wellness

Financial & Retirement

  • Pension Plan
  • SIPP
  • Corporate ISA
  • Save as You Earn
  • Share Incentive Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options

Family & Parenting

Vacation & Time Off

  • CheckmarkSick Pay (48)
  • Annual Leave
  • Sabbatical
  • Volunteer Time Off
  • Bereavement Leave

Perks & Benefits

  • CheckmarkBike to Work Scheme (43)
  • Employee Discount
  • Commuter Checks & Assistance
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Gym Membership
  • Car Allowance
  • Free Lunch or Snacks
  • Company Car

Professional Support

  • Diversity Program
  • Apprenticeship Programme
  • Job Training
  • Professional Development

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