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Productive and fun environment with great benefits.
Product Advisor/ICE/Visuals Lead (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC6 December 2016
A typical day consists of interacting with customers and offering exceptional customer service in all areas. Ensuring that our store is set to store standards at all times. Helping out with inventory, receiving and shipping.
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Fast-paced and cutting edge
Sales Manager - Tele Teams (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON29 November 2016
Always on the bleeding edge of technology, the business changes daily. Always something new to learn. Key focus changes often and you have to be able to change your focus with the business.
Pros
Good people
Cons
Many management layers
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We love you...not really.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB26 November 2016
Lots of promises they never delivered on. It was and will always be about getting your money. Heartless with letting employees go and Management or Executives always use the smaller employees as scapegoats. Store quality of products keeps deteriorating, thus lots of returns. Hard pressure on sales staff and even more pressure on Tech room associates. Employee policies and rules always change day to day depending on the Manager overseeing, no consistent direction. If you stand outside and look in you can see how "happy" most staff are. Very seldom are non sales employees given credit for their work. Above minimum wage, great benefits, but not worth stress or job insecurity. Lots of swag, gifts, and free food.
Pros
Free food, swag, and tech. Great wage and benefits.
Cons
Poor management and job security.
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great
Microsoft Sales Consultant (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON20 November 2016
great environment. very rigid corporate atmosphere with great compensations and all the necessary employee needs and benefits. President club members get great benefits as well
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Great place to start your career
Associate Business Analyst (Co-op) (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON11 November 2016
Lots of room for growth. Need to be a self started and look for opportunities. Company culture is coming back and morale is much higher now. Future looking very bright.
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Fun working place with a wonderful culture
Admin Assistant to Channel Sales Leader (Current Employee) –  Leader, SK7 October 2016
I look forward to come into work every morning

Everyday has a new learning curve. When there are different things thrown at you from different offices then you learn and get it done quickly as one has to be mindful of the different time zones.

Co-workers are helpful and work as a team

The hardest part of the job is when you are treated as a Vendor

The most enjoyable part of the job is the Culture here
Pros
Fruits are free, food is subsidized, Sodas are free
Cons
Long working hours
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challenging and inspiring work environment
Technical Program Manager (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC25 September 2016
I have been here long enough to recommend it for anyone who is interested in doing stuff that will change the world. This is a place where you drive your own career.
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Life at Microsoft
Territory Account Sales Executive (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON16 September 2016
Life at Microsoft can be both enjoyable and life fulfilling but it can also be stressful with a high level of burnout.

Microsoft mission statement of "To empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more" is ingrained in the culture and dictate what every Microsoft employee does on a day and day out basis. And we actually do sell technology that makes the mission statement real.
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Excellent place to work
BI Data Analyst (Current Employee) –  Redmond, WA16 August 2016
Excellent place to work for experienced professional. There is daily challenges, weekly challenges and goals. Get to work with cutting edge technologies and develop challenging tools and dynamic system changes everyday.
Pros
Free lunches, happy hours
Cons
work late hours
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WorkPlace Environment
Technical Support Specialist (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON2 August 2016
Productive WorkPlace with a young and enthusiastic workforce/ full of exciting ideas and willingness
Pros
Subsidized Lunches & Free Refreshments
Cons
Too many mixed (inconsistent) messaging from Local Management
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the best company in the world to work in
Software Engineer (Current Employee) –  Canada25 July 2016
love the lovely team and good team managment i am really happy from them and wish to wiork with them for a long time and also i want my friends to apply for work in this company in which i work with because the best envirnment the best and respectful people to work with .
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Great Place to work
Office 365 Specialist & EMS Specialist (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON20 July 2016
Overall Microsoft is an excellent place to hone your skills. With multiple resources and opportunities to expand your knowledge set and with abundant opportunities to move into new roles
Pros
Excelent working culture, Opportunities to grow and expand your knowledge and career, Good work life balance
Cons
Heavy workloads, long hours, lack luster communication from top down
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Good
Microsoft Exchange Support Operations Analyst (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB10 June 2016
Typical day at work included coming in and taking calls, and following up with customers. Ensuring that needs were met and taken care of. Management was supportive. Good work environment.
Pros
Free food
Cons
weird hours.
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Great staff and good hours
Consumer Product Advisor (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB3 June 2016
Everyone I worked with was great and the training was super easy to understand and get through. Management was understanding and would help you if you weren't sure on something.
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A relaxed driven enviornment
Business Analyst (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON18 May 2016
Microsoft is a relaxed environment that supports and nurtures employees to grow. The most enjoyable part of the position is to be able to support the account managers and achieve their Customer satisfaction targets. The peers are friendly and diverse. Management has an open door policy.
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Microsoft
0365 Partner Manager (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON1 April 2016
Pays well, this is a very cut throat atmosphere.
I only recommend if you have a very tough skin, if you enjoy travelling and not seeing your family for long lengths of time and expect to give 12 - 14 hours a day this is the company for you
Pros
Money is extremely good
Cons
14 - 16 hours a day
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flexible hours
Corporate Accounts, Partner Sales and SMB Team (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON10 March 2016
good place to work ... management is good and location is prime - i enjoy working here - growth is there but only for full time employees
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Amazing company
Business Support Specialist (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON9 March 2016
Absolute pleasure working for Microsoft. Amazing support, incredible people and coworkers. Learned so much from my time there.
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I worked as an outsource partner for Microsoft via Volt and VMC. It was a great experience,
Service Delivery Support Team Manager (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON8 February 2016
Working for Microsoft as an outsource partner was a great experience. We experienced some of the perks of being associated with Microsoft - free drinks and snacks. The work environment was great, with great people.
Pros
Great people and work environment
Cons
Not an actual full time Microsoft employee, with all the associated benefits
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Slug-It-Out For a Chance to Move On
Quality Assurance Tester (Former Employee) –  Redmond, WA8 February 2016
The work is easy and fun but there's no training and absolutely no career path, and the pay and benefits are as low as possible. There's a lot of turnover, as you have to be perfect to have your contract renewed. You'll make many friends, but then see them of them simply disappear one day. It's grueling, but if you make it through you'll have some good Q.A. skills that will allow you to move up and out to another company.
Pros
Free Drinks
Cons
Low Pay, No Advancement
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