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Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at Microsoft.

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73 English questions out of 73

May 16, 2021

Does Microsoft offer massages?

Pros

Great benefits (tuition reimbursement, medical, etc.), free drinks, the company pays for you to attend/run events in other cities, awesome coworkers, you learn a lot about technology.

Cons

The schedule is rotating. It's challenging to go to school and work here (if you attend school in-person)--but it can be done. Running events can be somewhat unorganized. The pay is okay for the job, but not great for a career--this isn't a role that you can stay in forever if you have a family or goals.

Advice to Management

Schedule shifts more efficiently (consider that someone who closes probably shouldn't open).

Great benefits (tuition reimbursement, medical, etc.), free drinks, the company pays for you to attend/run events in other cities, awesome coworkers, you learn a lot about technology.

May 16, 2021

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January 19, 2021

Does Microsoft offer dental insurance?

Pros

Good benefits, health and dental

Cons

Hard work, long work weeks

Good benefits, health and dental

January 19, 2021

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August 23, 2019

Does Microsoft have a pension plan?

Pros

It's an excellent company, with great grown-up perks (pension, health insurance and stock) and a lot of social and sports clubs. Great place to work if you know what you want, not so much if you're starting your career and are still not so sure. Excellent culture.

Cons

There is little 1:1 with HR. Salary reviews are not a thing unless you're a software engineer or sales, or God. No free food, not really. You don't get machine upgrades or to pick your laptop, and if you lose your mouse it's not uncommon to feel guilty for asking for a new one. Silly stuff, but the devil is in the peripherals.

Advice to Management

Don't be so cheap.

up perks (pension, health insurance and stock) and a lot of social and sports clubs.

August 23, 2019

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October 3, 2020

Does Microsoft offer a wellness program?

Pros

The benefits including wellness, insurance, discounts and support are unmatched. When doing anything outside of work, you can almost always find a way the company will support what you are doing. This also carries into being able to very much fully disconnect from work as soon as I'm away from the building.

Cons

In the retail space there is a lot of change in direction and focus. Expectations can be vastly different from month to month, sometimes with little relevance to the previous ones.

The benefits including wellness, insurance, discounts and support are unmatched.

October 3, 2020

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November 6, 2020

Does Microsoft offer life insurance?

Pros

Great benefits and work life balance My team is pretty lax Good pay

Cons

It heavily depends on your organization, but in mine there is a bit of a disconnect with leadership in terms of goals/direction

Great benefits and work life balance

November 6, 2020

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