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Updated 11 Dec 2019

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4.2
87%
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
Satya Nadella
9,243 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great work life balance compared to other high-profile Seattle tech companies(in 2575 reviews)

  • "Good salary Smart people Beautiful workplaces(in 1880 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Microsoft is Microsoft"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager 

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Intense and challenging. I learn so much.

    Cons

    It's Microsoft, I was so happy to work for Microsoft nothing else mattered during my 2 years experience

    Microsoft2019-10-21
  2. "ICM manager - get better or leave"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Microsoft is the greatest company I worked for, best prodcuts in class and great vision. unfortunately a few managers can turn the company in a place you want to escape from.

    Cons

    - lack of value in the job - lack of alignment with the local OCP teams - lack of vision - no chance of moving to a more snr role as there is no added value that the current role could bring to another team/department - manager has a complete luck of management skills and if you dont agree with him...good luck. - compensation is not revenue based but you are still required to forecast ect when the only thing... your direct manager cares about is his viability - it will be sold to you as a senior role.... - no change to make any money in this role - deeply political and toxic at times

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    Advice to Management

    - start hiring competent managers who care about the team more than they care about themselves.

    Microsoft2019-12-11
  3. "Great Company vision which most are now following from inclusivity to helping the community and their cloud strategy."

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Learning to collaborate with diverse teams and the training thats encouraged. Excellent solution, partners and branding also.

    Cons

    Some managers are not suitable for inside sales and appear to be the completely wrong fit and offer no direction or guidance on how to be successful in role as they don't know themselves which is damaging to peoples careers. This is wrong and very disappointing to an otherwise great Company!!

    Advice to Management

    Address management issues at all levels.

    Microsoft2019-12-10
  4. "not as good as ppl expect"

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    Current Employee - Risk Manager in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good canteen, and cheep coffee

    Cons

    A lot "political" attitude. If someone work for agency FTE don't really want to keep in touch and even go to the canteen. Communication are not natural everything for porpose

    Advice to Management

    Be good with ppl

    Microsoft2019-12-10
  5. "Great company but .."

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Products, structure, brand, trainings, learning, company achievements

    Cons

    Salaries, diveristy (in MEA) . Management style

    Microsoft2019-12-06
  6. "Data center technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Good benifits and good work life balance

    Cons

    Should invest more in their employees

    Microsoft2019-12-05
  7. "A great time to work here, but lack of inclusion in MEA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A good number of openings, we can change jobs or region, it feels like a high school in the ISR team (in a good way) while the corporate team is more senior and overwhelmed (in a positive way). Since everything can be found in the building, it is super easy to make friends, and plans for the weekends. People are friendly, and the food is great. The management tend to be easy (but sometimes gets hard for no obvious... reason). Exciting times to work in the biggest tech company in the world.

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    Cons

    Middle-East and Africa is over 70 countries but you still manage to hire mostly Egyptian, from managers to TSP to AE to SSP... For instance, Pakistan is 3x bigger and doing the same business volume of Egypt, and not a single Pakistani in the building. Not talking about Africans (the ones born, raised and graduated from African countries, other than Egypt and South Africa): they almost do not exist. Unless you... diversify your MEA team, the message is that you do not know what is MEA, and Diversity will not be more than a word in a "my top of mind" email, and the good ones will continue to leave MEA.

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    Advice to Management

    Diversify MEA Hire Africans Promote digital sellers to digital sales manager position rather bringing managers from the Irish sub

    Microsoft2019-11-27
  8. "Azure specialist"

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    Current Employee - Azure Specialist in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to learn the IT cornerstone of the majority of companies

    Cons

    Complex politics meaning that you need to play the game in order to succeed.

    Microsoft2019-10-30
  9. "Software Engineer 2"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Life work balance. Salary. All benefits. Culture.

    Cons

    Decisions coming from Head Quarters

    Microsoft2019-10-13
  10. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    loved it, great spot for a but of work

    Cons

    can’t think of any to be fair

    Advice to Management

    hire me back on double the salary baby

    Microsoft2019-10-10
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