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Updated 19 February, 2019
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  1. "Sales coordinator"

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

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Great environment
    Modern
    Free coffee and juice
    Young team

    Cons

    No opportunity for growth

    Advice to Management

    Assist your team to excel
    Feels like information is hidden, transparency would be best


  2. "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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Outstanding team atmosphere.
    Supportive management.
    Good compensation.
    Nice office located in the center of the city.
    Many possibilities to change projects.
    Mature attitude to the future planning.

    Cons

    Many rotational employees.
    Toilets could have higher separation walls.

  3. "No regrets!"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company with many perks and benefits
    Opportunity to work on great products and depending on team cool technology
    Work life balance was epic most of the time

    Cons

    If you end up on a bad team they can make life suck with boring work and role demotions to fill hiring gaps
    Avoid "studios" unless you know who manages it and that it is stable under the current Org. My studio changed Org's about 5 times in 4 years: it was destructive on many levels

    Advice to Management

    Need better mentoring and training to help people reach the next level.
    Mentors/Manager should be required to do training because many only took on direct reports for their own career advancement and didn't follow through with meaningful 1:1's or consistent feedback


  4. "good"

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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

    environment and people, friendly people all round. no one bothers you

    Cons

    nothing really, could use more food


  5. "Software Engineer"

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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

    Awesome company, lifestyle, easy, classy and greatness

    Cons

    less time, schedule, over work, transit issue, life and things

    Advice to Management

    Help us


  6. "Sales at Microsoft"

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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 product sets - lots of things to sell

    Cons

    tend to focus on selling bundles vs. individual products for their value.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing on the transformation.. there is lots of room for change


  7. "Ms"

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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 compensation good opportunity good technology and excellent colleagues

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    All good

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing and challenging place to work"

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    Current Employee - Solution Sales Specialist in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Solution Sales Specialist in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers / teamwork
    Compensation and benefits
    Career opportunities
    Amazing technology

    Cons

    Some bureaucracy as expected in a huge corporate environment

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on growth mindset and do not forget about the front line employees who are driving the company's success.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great"

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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 work life balance
    Great Benefits

    Cons

    Level bumps don't occur with role changes


  10. "All good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Really great company, they will be big someday

    Cons

    Only one toilet bowl in the office, sometimes have to queue for up to an hour to do my sinful business.

    Advice to Management

    More Toilets please!