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Updated 18 Jan 2020

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  1. "Sales Solution Professional, Inside Sales"

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

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

    Pros

    Access to great technology and learning Growth mindset culture Great building in Dublin with a lot of wellbeing initiatives and access to programmes /learning

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be a challenge

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more

    Microsoft2019-02-05
  2. "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
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Microsoft"

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

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, generally nice people

    Cons

    Huge corporate overhead which consumes too much time away from customers

    Microsoft2019-10-16
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    "Good but not enough"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Diversity, work from home, work life balance,

    Cons

    Low salary, lunch not for free,

    Advice to Management

    Take care about cost of live

    Microsoft2019-08-30
  5. Helpful (12)

    "Disappointing, Despite the Frills"

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

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

    Pros

    -Work-life balance. -Plenty of learning opportunities. -Relaxed environment. -Great facility. -Friendliness & respect rule. -Good for short stays.

    Cons

    -Improperly skilled, confused and, worst, biased Middle Management. Everything goes according to managers liking. This creates a toxic environment where competent & skilled employees who are not equally good brown-nosers aren’t given the merit they deserve simply because favoritism wins. -Career development opportunities are minimal. Internal movements are totally political, the day a new job is posted (especially those non requiring specific technical skills), they already know who is going to be hired. All hiring arrangements happen before the vacancy is announced. -Cloud sales units are struggling (lack of ability to translate the company cloud into tangible business results, mainly due to the operations being off-shored which creates some sort of disconnection with the customers). -Invisible HR. -Organization transformation into being a cloud service provider is going on so the company seem to be experimenting new business models where most people feel uncomfortable & at stake. And they are. Teams happen to disband very often. So, it doesn’t seem to provide a safe & stable environment to establish a long term career plan as multinationals of the same size do. -Very poor on-boarding experience, especially for people relocating from outside Ireland, no proper orientation around what to expect, where to go, how to understand the payroll and country tax scheme. On-boarding is purely focused on skills ramp up (which is not enough if you know you're bringing in expats). -The cultural transformation being led by Satya hasn’t found a place yet in the day-to-day business, the company is still very fragmented in the way business is done & objectives are sought after & when you're there for a while you sense a gap between his view of the company & the reality of things. So, much vision but no ability to execute.

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    Advice to Management

    By now you may have seen how high the turnover is. And you’d received an indication of that earlier this year as a result of the company wide poll. Isn’t time to make the company a healthier place to work? Transforming the way the customer consumes IT isn't enough...

    Microsoft2019-08-05
  6. "Sale"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    The good Work Life balance. Building

    Cons

    Not easy to have promotion

    Microsoft2019-07-09
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    "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 anyway every 18 months. "Customer obsession" does not come with frequent contact changes.

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    Microsoft2019-05-16
  8. "great company to work for"

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

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    work life balance, autonomy, great compensation, fantastic culture

    Cons

    challenging environment, fast paced, need to fail fast,

    Advice to Management

    need more structure and more involvement from Legal for key project

    Microsoft2019-04-03
  9. "Great work life balance"

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    Former Contractor - Financial Analyst in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft for more than a year

    Pros

    Great placre to work, not held to a 9-5. ITs up to you to get the work done and the work life balance is excellent.

    Cons

    Was a separation between contract workers and FTE's. Once i left i did hear that changed however.

    Microsoft2019-03-01
  10. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Good work environment with room for growth

    Cons

    Work life balance can be a challenge

    Advice to Management

    Better communication

    Microsoft2019-02-25
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