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Great workplace, but leadership too political throughout
Field Support Specialist (Former Employee) –  Sydney NSW12 June 2018
They did a great job providing their employees with the tools to succeed, maintained work/life balance (though that is more up to the employee than anything), but the leadership is always, and always will be, infighting. Too much internal competition and history made large changes for the greater good impossible.
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Great company to work for, many opportunities and smart passionate people around
Developer Support Engineer (Former Employee) –  Melbourne North VIC12 April 2018
Great company to work for, many opportunities and smart passionate people around. Great learning environment. The culture is awesome, and people are generally helpful, and want you to be successful.
Pros
The culture is awesome, and people are generally helpful, and want you to be successful.
Cons
None, that I can think of.
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Decent place to work but little advancement for field jobs
Enterprise Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Sydney NSW23 February 2018
Microsoft is a decent place to work, though the routines and processes are repetitive, and there is little opportunity for advancement if you are in a field sales role. MSFT needs to improve its sales game, and focus more on the customer.
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Customer Success Manager (Former Employee) –  Sydney NSW14 November 2017
Inside sales team was a very fun and exciting place to work.
Lots of learning and quick turnarounds on day to day tasks.

I find the most important value of the company was the growth it has on a staff.
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boring, obsolete, disorganised, ugly, stupid
why do you need to know? (Current Employee) –  in ireland9 November 2017
Apple, Linux Google, open source lovers, forget about it: the complete opposite. No culture, the bug and useless complexity is the norm. People working there are not happy, lack of communication, use of accronyms all over making impossible to understand teams, ...
Pros
none
Cons
long hours, stupid work, cumbersome, ...
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3.0
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perfect job, awful management
Microsoft Brand Ambassador (Former Employee) –  Sydney NSW25 August 2017
I'd still be in this job if the management wasn't two-faced. Very easy to pick up and relaxing job to have if also studying. Management issues include not being paid for a month, constant changing and false promises plus lack of support or security.
Pros
great co-workers, independence, relaxed KPIS
Cons
management, constant changes, favouritism
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Productive and cutting edge
Relationship Manager, Telecommunications (Current Employee) –  Sydney NSW11 May 2017
Excellent place to work, grow and achieve. You get the opportunity to work with the greatest technology and brilliant people. The devote a lot of effort into employee growth.
Pros
Na
Cons
Na
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The best place I have ever worked.
Credit Collection Analyst (Former Employee) –  Dublin24 February 2017
Typical day: 8 hours, 3 breaks, a lot of work to be done.
Learned: many things.
Management: brilliant and supportive, love you Jose M.
Workplace culture: professional and friendly, nice people to work with.
Hardest part of the job: keep up with no-stop work.
Most enjoyable: achieving great results.
Pros
nice offices, good people, a pleasure to work hard for them
Cons
none
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Fun
Customer Service Consultant (Former Employee) –  Kuala Kumpur, Malaysia19 February 2017
Working schedule is great
Learned a lot on products
Great managers
Fun collegues
Lots paperworks
Fun customers
Lots fun activities by managements
Pros
Great environment
Cons
Lots paperwork
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Extremely Productive and Challenging workplace
Software Tester (Former Employee) –  Redmond WA15 February 2017
It was a dream come true. Being a part of a great project. The training imparted to me was par excellence. The colleagues were very cooperative. I learnt to deliver high quality work in an extremely challenging and competitive environment while respecting the strict deadlines.
Pros
Challenging Atmosphere, Great training
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Work Hours
Product Advisor (Former Employee) –  Albany9 June 2016
Being able to pick which hours you want to come in on which days and how many hours you would like to do on the given day and the no restricting work environment where you are able to be yourself.
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Great culture
Executive Assistant to DX (Former Employee) –  North Ryde NSW4 November 2015
Love the culture and the people however find it difficult with the policy of having EA's as contractors with no benefits. This unfortunately causes an obvious backlash which is sad as EA's are people who take pride in their roles.
Pros
Good work/life balance
Cons
contractor role with no benefits
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Interesting work, not enough resources, no job security.
Business Program Manager (Former Employee) –  Sydney, NSW15 October 2015
Daily work hours were flexible, but there were quite often conference calls at all hours of the night (e.g. 2-3am) to suit US time zone. Working from home is possible if it fits with the team. Management varies depending on the department. Some great, some not. Immediate co-workers and team members were great. Wider Microsoft teams were very closed off, non-supportive, and non-communicative. Hardest part of the job was feeling like we always had to do more with less in a shorter timeframe, and compromise on features of the product. Most enjoyable part of the job was the people in the immediate team who were always friendly and supportive.
Pros
Nice office. Flexible working hours. Decent kitchen with partially subsidised meals.
Cons
No job security. Cliquey people/teams. No support from 'corp'. Lack of resources.
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4.0
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Fastest ever workplace
Account Technology Strategist Intern (Former Employee) –  Perth, WA29 September 2015
Best place to learn about state of the art technologies. I learned about Microsoft IT architecture. This and my previous IT experience allowed me to understand Companies' challenges when choosing and implementing new tools and systems.
The hardest part of the job was the unlimited amount of available knowledge combined with the fact that I was only allowed two days at the office.
I also learned how to interact in efficient ways with extended teams across the globe.
Pros
Unlimited knowledge resources available
Cons
Not enough tools to absorbe all available knowledge.
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3.0
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Interesting place to work
STIX/TAXII Consultant (Former Employee) –  Remote25 May 2015
Interesting place to work. Microsoft have an good development methodology, but some of the long term product direction decisions weren't being made when they really needed to be.
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Positive
Marketing Executive (Current Employee) –  Sydney, NSW25 May 2015
Great company to work for.
Fast paced environment, with a good ethos of training.
Friendly co-workers with helpful and positive attitudes.
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Awesome Working Environment
Cloud Program Manager (Former Employee) –  Sydney, NSW15 March 2015
Its no wonder Microsoft have such a good name. Their people are smart and work hard. They have a fantastic working environment and treat each employee with the utmost respect.
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Microsoft
Senior Business Development Manage (Former Employee) –  Sydney, NSW17 July 2014
Microsoft are a great company to work for and have a great culture and people. They provide great benefits.
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Productive highly academic
Application Developer (Former Employee) –  Perth, WA8 May 2013
A lot of jobs involved in this project is to search the academic paper, and do the research. You need to understand the concept of depth image, KMeans Algorithm, and some math functions.

After that, I have to discuss the ideas with my supervisor, and seek for possible solutions.

Then, it is to implement the idea by writing c# code.
Pros
Good brain training material
Cons
There's no fund for this project.
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