Great workplace, but leadership too political throughout
Field Support Specialist (Former Employee) – Sydney NSW – 12 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.
Decent place to work but little advancement for field jobs
Enterprise Account Manager (Former Employee) – Sydney NSW – 23 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.
why do you need to know? (Current Employee) – in ireland – 9 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, ...
Microsoft Brand Ambassador (Former Employee) – Sydney NSW – 25 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.
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.
nice offices, good people, a pleasure to work hard for them
Software Tester (Former Employee) – Redmond WA – 15 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.
Executive Assistant to DX (Former Employee) – North Ryde NSW – 4 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.
Interesting work, not enough resources, no job security.
Business Program Manager (Former Employee) – Sydney, NSW – 15 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.
Nice office. Flexible working hours. Decent kitchen with partially subsidised meals.
No job security. Cliquey people/teams. No support from 'corp'. Lack of resources.
Account Technology Strategist Intern (Former Employee) – Perth, WA – 29 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.
Unlimited knowledge resources available
Not enough tools to absorbe all available knowledge.