Processes that work, culture that rocked, people that were awesome
Inventory Control Expert (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – February 1, 2016
Each day had a routine, and that routine made sense. Heavily team based. We were all trained on how to use Microsoft products, and then used those Microsoft products everyday at our jobs. Made that job and my future jobs a lot easier to do. :) There was 3 weeks of training in a hotel while the store was built. Tonnes of fun and really helped build a sense of community and commraderie amongst the retail staff. Paid decent wages for retail staff. TONNES of benefits and perks. Free drinks and snacks and if there was ever an event, free food too. Great initiative amongst the management teams to keep everyone motivated. No room for advancement beyong retail though. The corporate offices are in Mississauga and I don't believe there was a channel to take from retail to corporate.
Free snacks / drinks, great culture, tonnes of benefits and perks
Mall retail hours, no corporate advancement, SUPER lengthy interview process
Sales Support Manager/Analytical Specialist (Current Employee) – Mississauga, Canada – November 13, 2015
I have very good experience of working with Microsoft. It's great to work with a bunch of creative and brilliant ppl here. If you want to learn and sharpen your business skill, Microsoft could be a place to go.
Account Executive - Public Sector (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – November 2, 2015
The one thing I enjoyed most about being an account executive was meeting new people. I have met some amazing people over the years. Also, since it was a company that continued to grow/change it kept my job always interesting.
Distribution & Logistics Manager (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – August 14, 2015
Great place to work, met Bill Gates a number of times, co-workers were fun to work with, reviews were always a challenge, learned the meaning of hard work and invested a lot of hours, learne tecnical knowledge and I was very excited to work there.
Product Advisor and Community Development Captain (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – August 6, 2015
Overall a fun place to work but poor management makes it not as enjoyable to stay. If it was better managed it would be a good place to work because it's a very laid back environment for a sales position.
Gold Partner Technical Services Coordinator (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – May 12, 2015
A typical day involved answering calls from Microsoft Gold Partners for both technical and non technical issues. Learned to resolve issue based on good business practice. Management encouraged thinking out of the box. Microsoft employees always available to assist when needed and contract workers always cooperated when their help was needed. The hardest part was resoling issues when third parties involved. The best part of the job was helping people with their issues.
Digital Community Manager - Partner (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – March 30, 2015
Good place to learn how companies work on a marketing standpoint. Not great in terms of getting mentorship and guidance as a contractor. would recommend to anyone who's innovative, a born leader and ready to compete against their fellow coworkers.
Great people, company growing and changing for the better.
Program Manager (Former Employee) – Canada – December 8, 2014
Highly matrixed organization Microsoft Canada limited in its ability to function outside of Corps direction Great people, generally positive environment Growth targets difficult to sustain Limited room for promotion outside of Central regions
Customer Advocacy Manager (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – October 28, 2014
I was chosen as manager of a newly created queue called One Team. This entailed the ongoing task of creating and updating thirty-three templates that covered various scenarios and call generators, and responding to the clients and issues they represented. These templates became the response tools for Microsoft One team cases, and are currently being used as responses from Microsoft for Canada, the United States, and Great Britain. Recently they were translated to both Spanish and Portuguese for use in Latin America.