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Updated 24 February, 2018
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  • Certain groups can have poor work-life balance (in 1124 reviews)

  • Mid level management, review system (in 522 reviews)

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  1. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great and big Company, lots of smart guys

    Cons

    Too big and some time with low efficiency and high reaction latency

    Advice to Management

    Try to flatten the group, and merge similar work group


  2. "Consultant"

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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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities to learn, leading edge technology to work with, great working environment

    Cons

    Lots of travel, high stress level, may not be for everyone

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing


  3. "Flexible work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mostly friendly work environment. Great work/life balance.

    Cons

    Some orgs lack vision. Products can be introduced then deprecated in a few years.

    Advice to Management

    Microsoft does the worst job making products that are specialized for customers. Customer interfacing is lacking and bureaucracy between teams and orgs gets in the way. Company moves slow to cope with new trends/markets.


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  5. "Excellent"

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    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Mission, People, Current Technology, Benefits, Charity

    Cons

    Hard to resist working extended hours and maintain work/life balance


  6. "Great company to work for."

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    Current Employee - IT Asset Manager in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - IT Asset Manager in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture is great here. When you join a team, you really feel at home and get a sense that you can trust your co-workers. There is always room to grow or move within the company.

    Cons

    During certain times of the year, it can get stressful, but this is only temporary and doesn't last very long.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up what you're doing, its a great place to work.


  7. "Product Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Consumer Product Advisor in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Consumer Product Advisor in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Microsoft part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great job for while you're in school. Really good benefits and staff members. A lot of opportunities to take initiative in different roles.

    Cons

    Dealing with overbearing customers.

    Advice to Management

    Keep at it! Make sure you recognize the people in your store that are doing hard work.


  8. "Human Resources Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great experience and work environment.

    Cons

    There aren't any opportunity for career growth.


  9. "Microsoft"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good work/life balance for the most part

    Cons

    Lots of Politics to manuever


  10. "Great Environment (at times), little room for growth"

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    Current Employee - Product Advisor in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Product Advisor in Toronto, ON
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - work life balance is a focus
    - great benefits

    Cons

    - pressure to learn and keep up to date with new training modules, but urged to rush through rather than take the time to learn. Encouraged to let modules play while you are still working so you don't really focus on it.
    - not a lot of roles available to be promoted and when there is one, there is a lot of competition. Basically have to wait for someone to quit to get promoted.


  11. "Business Sales"

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    Current Employee - Business Sales Representative in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Business Sales Representative in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, Growth, Fun, Positive, Inclusive

    Cons

    Pay is not so great

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on employee growth and development


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