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Updated 13 December, 2017
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Pros
  • One of the best places to work for with great work life balance (in 1965 reviews)

  • Working with really smart people who readily share their great insights is a humbling experience where everyone is treated as equals by all employees (in 1686 reviews)

Cons
  • Sometimes working hard means disrupting one's work/life balance for periods (in 1099 reviews)

  • Review system was not the greatest (in 519 reviews)

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  1. "Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, teammates and manager.

    Cons

    Pressure of performing amongs the best.


  2. "Product Advisor"

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

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    It was great learning opportunity

    Cons

    No Cons to state about the job


  3. "Tutor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Microsoft part-time

    Pros

    Money will get you a long way as a student. Moreover the flexible schedule helps out a lot during stressful periods.

    Cons

    Working conditions with some of the students can be tough and you need to be prepared to put in a lot of effort.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up with the good work but try to prepare the employees better and give us guidelines how to act in certain situations.


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  5. "Wonderful Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Delivery Executive in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Delivery Executive in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Always improving
    Focused on growth mindset
    Managers focused on employee needs
    Strong culture of innovation

    Cons

    Work-life balance can sometimes be difficult to manage


  6. "If you have the opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Learning and Development Manager
    Former Employee - Learning and Development Manager
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the best places to learn and to grow.

    Cons

    Difficult to get into management positions.


  7. "A great place to work for students and new grads, be it full-time or part-time!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Advisor in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Product Advisor in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, a fun work environment, managers who want you to succeed and inquisitive colleagues.

    Cons

    Retail holiday hours can be hectic, changing shifts is stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Continue giving your employees platforms to succeed, and they will shine when they are given freedom to be themselves, and be free to take risks!


  8. "Microsoft Canada is an amazing work opportunity. Environment is friendly, pay is great, work is fun."

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

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

    Pros

    It sometimes feels like Microsoft is the only big player left that actually cares about people. It's a lot easier going than I hear from other companies.

    Cons

    Pay is slightly less than what you can earn elsewhere. I also need more words for the twenty wires minimum


  9. "Accounting Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, Senior Team good

    Cons

    Low pay minimal benefits, Too much like family business


  10. "One of the best"

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent compensation/benefits, training opportunities, work/life balance, positive atmosphere, promotes internally, active in the community, excellent line of products and services.

    Cons

    A company people seem to love to hate without just cause. Extremely large company, can be easy to get lost in the crowd if one isn't careful. "Diversity hires" equate to a backwards sort of racism (though, that's more a product of society than the company itself).

    Advice to Management

    Remember that it's difficult to face endless negativity about the company from customers and outsiders, even off the clock. The positive atmosphere is great, but keep the excitement alive.


  11. "Great Company"

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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

    Innovative, great technology, many opportunities for new roles.

    Cons

    Like all other large corporations.


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