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Updated 16 Jun 2019

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Salary & Benefits, Diversity and Inclusion

    Cons

    Extreme hours, employee loyalty, job security

    Advice to Management

    You should treat your longer serving staff with a nit more loyalty

    Microsoft2019-04-12
  2. "WORKING AT MICROSOFT"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Great products that are wanted by clients

    Cons

    Management and internal tolls and communication issues

    Microsoft2019-06-10
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing culture revolution"

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    Former Employee - Senior IPE Lead in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Working with smart people on innovative projects

    Cons

    Hierarchical org behavior, difficult to influence properly when outside Redmond

    Microsoft2019-06-03
  4. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity if you want to change team.

    Cons

    Lots of work to get done.

    Microsoft2019-06-04
  5. "Extremely toxic place to work"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - very valuable company experiencing further growth - good name - huge established customer base - modern building in dublin with good food - looks good on cv - extensive internal training programs

    Cons

    - extremely toxic culture overall - all about visibility, not the actual work you do - lots of favoritism and overall biased management - salaries way below industry average - large part of variable salary allocated at management discretion - no control layer of management in place, they can do anything they want - lots of useless meetings - bad commission system - bad tools and processes

    Advice to Management

    Fix the tools, fix the commission system, check up on your managers, try to be less "American", most American companies in Europe adjust their culture accordingly, please at least try to make this a pleasant place to work

    Microsoft2019-06-16
  6. "terrible German Inside Sales Management in Dublin"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It would in general be easier to find pros for Microsoft in general, but it's hard finding pros for Microsoft Inside Sales in Dublin, especially if one works in the German team. Apart from that, the products sure are great, the option of doing an L200 certification and having Microsoft on your CV also is a pro. The new office location is also very nice, with a friendly and modern atmosphere.

    Cons

    Especially German management is rather unfair and very biased. Targets and achievement are based on who is liked and who isn't not rather than real performance. Salaries could be a bit higher, considering the cost of everything in Dublin, food and especially rent.

    Advice to Management

    Consider exchanging the German management for inside sales. The competence is far inferior to other inside sales teams in Dublin. Apart from that, consider offering your employees real growth and career options further onwards if they want to move out of inside sales after a couple of years.

    Microsoft2019-06-14
  7. Helpful (6)

    "Inside Sales Dublin - TSP and SSP roles"

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    Current Employee - Customer Solutions Specialist in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - vibrant atmosphere - amazing products - good future perspective for investors - good work life balance - amazing building - general good ethos with customer care and data protections

    Cons

    - pretty much no perspective of development into other parts of corporation - movement out of Inside Sales is actively discouraged - salaries that are only 2/3 of what industry standards are - chances of moving up into manager roles almost zero - promotions happen very rarely and are subject to personal likings of managers - managers that have no clue how to motivate people

    Advice to Management

    If you do not want to keep losing your experienced and devoted people to the competitors start paying industry standards. It is ridiculous that Human resources have such high power on salaries and managers have almost no options to keep and/or promote high performers. Inside Sales still seems like a machine that scales largely and should attract only young singles without families, that are willing to change the employer...

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    Microsoft2019-05-16
  8. Helpful (5)

    "Neutral"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Education and certification, free azure credits

    Cons

    Toxic environment, boring tasks, too many legacy people still on the floor

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your team, help them

    Microsoft2019-05-03
  9. Helpful (3)

    "When you hear the word ‘inside sales’ start running!"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great icon for on your resume.

    Cons

    Too many to sum up and just for your information the call centre activities have just started!

    Advice to Management

    It’s time to restructure, and bring Debbie Dunnam back!

    Microsoft2019-05-23
  10. Helpful (1)

    "So Far The Best Company I Worked For"

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

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

    Pros

    I can only say all the best about Microsoft. I've been working for a couple of major IT companies in the past, and I find Microsoft to be the best so far. I heard this wasn't the case in the past, but since Satya Nadel stepped in as a CEO they changed the whole mindset. Other companies may lure you in with better benefits and free food, but at the end of the day you don't feel happy at all. Microsoft is growing every...

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    Cons

    The only con would be that is not close to the city center as some other companies.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on the good work.

    Microsoft2019-03-22
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