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Great learning opportunity,culture and benifits

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Loved working here.Challenging and great people to work with.have lot of perks and benefits for the people working here.values employee and their opinions.
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Techno;ogy and cutomer focused

Best of times, launch of Win 95 ,Heading the Anti piracy hotline. Great camaraderie, competition, social events in and at work. Always looking to win.
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Great culture and flexible work arrangements

Great place to work, work is meaningful and entire company thrives to make world a better place using technology. There aren't many entry level roles which can be challenging for recent grads.
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high pressure, flexbile work hours, emphasis on inclusion and diversity

high pressure, flexbile work hours, emphasis on inclusion and diversity, work life balance, slow career progression networking is highly recommended to move roles
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Brand Ambassador is one of the easiest job you can ever do !!

Relaxing, good team and enjoyable time. Good Supervisors, this opportunity opened a way towards my retail experience in the country. Growing rapidly in IT just because of this part time experience.
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The company needs to focus on performance based KPI's more than favoritism or socializing. The opportunities were good however the stress levels were high, which need to be balanced out.
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● Dataload, management and upload of Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) data for the 7 Australian States. ● Expertise in architecture, configuration and deployment of ePASS version 2.14.x/2.16.x/4.1.x/4.2.x and finally 6.x.x ● Point of contact for initial diagnosis of problems, for a system or sub-system or apply known solutions, including documenting problems, progress checking, and escalation to ensure resolution discussion with Bravura vendor, Business Team and off-shore development team. ● Follow-up in relation to improvement with ePASS response times, performance resolution and troubleshooting aspects within tomcat web tier/JBOSS and Ant application tier/MS SQL Server database tier and/or integrated ComSAS IBM DB2/Capital Oracle projects. ● Key contributor for providing sampled scrambled data to Bravura for the ePASS versions (2.14.x/2.16.x/4.1.x/4.2.x and finally 6.x.x) upgrades and then architecting the infrastructure, deploying the military and civilian super funds onto the new hardware infrastructure. ● Managing activities like building new database environments for applications, installing SQL related software like ePASS, RazorSQL, Helpmaster Pro, MiAudio, Zeacom & SQL Server 2012 ● Mentoring a team of 6-10 Junior DBAs in data modelling, design and cost-effective scripting so as to be propagated to Test, UAT and Production environment ● Creating databases for new applications; setting up recovery and DR processes and configuring Log shipping. Implementing Advanced Compression and Restore methods for databases. ● Setup of HADR with Synchronous one - 


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Great workplace, but leadership too political throughout

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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Decent place to work but little advancement for field jobs

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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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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perfect job, awful management

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.


great co-workers, independence, relaxed KPIS


management, constant changes, favouritism
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Productive and cutting edge

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.




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Interesting work, not enough resources, no job security.

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.
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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

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 are a great company to work for and have a great culture and people. They provide great benefits.
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3.9 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
4.1 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.5 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.6 out of 5 stars for Management
4.0 out of 5 stars for Culture

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