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A good company trying to reinvent itself for the modern world
Software Design Engineer in Test II (Former Employee), Redmond, WAAugust 18, 2014
Pros: nice campus
Cons: long hours; management that's slow to react
Day-to-day Microsoft is generally fun, though how much fun depends on the team you are working with. The company is slowly trying to reinvent itself for a modern world, and sometimes fails to grasp the basics necessary for this task.

The company is generally good to work for, but some times seems driven more by doing what's right for the stock price – more... instead of what's right for the customer and the employee. – less
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Great culture. A large corporation with a start-up culture feel.
Program Manager (Former Employee), Vancouver, BCAugust 12, 2014
Typical day consists of researching new design ideas, discussing them with other PMs, and creating mockups to visualize ideas.

The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to put on multiple different hats and see the development of a feature from start to finish.
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Fun workplace
Microsoft UCrew 4th (Former Employee), 11July 15, 2014
Working as team is always pleasure. Compete with other teams and achieve goals.
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Great!
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Toronto, ONJuly 8, 2014
a typical day at work
what you learned
management
your co-workers
the hardest part of the job
the most enjoyable part of the job
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Great company with great benefits
Cloud Sales Specialist - Western Canada (Current Employee), Vancouver, BCJune 5, 2014
Pros: great benefits and very interesting work
Cons: complexity
cutting edge work in working with ISVs on adopting the Azure cloud platform
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Passionate, dedicated person who leads programs and projects to drive impact.
Global Escalations Manger- Process & Quality (Current Employee), Mississauga, OntMay 19, 2014
Pros: excellent work culture, world class software and services
Cons: global engagment, too much travel
Business program leader with 15 years of progressive experience with dynamic, fast paced customer centric organizations who drives transformation in customer support engagements for flagship products & services. Rich background in delivering support, service, sales, and loyalty and retention efforts for key Consumer brands. Excellent achievement and – more... a track record of creating valued partnerships with Business, Stakeholders, Partners, Marketing & Engineering teams that deliver business impact and customer value. Extensive knowledge of online and Brick and Mortar merchandizing, billing, purchase and support experience.
Demonstrated Vision and Success in the following:
Inspires and energizes organizations to commit and move together toward a shared vision.
Takes on and sees through difficult endeavors with can-do attitude, honesty and integrity.
Develops people, enable talent and embrace change. Always ready to launch and land in market products and service to achieve a competitive edge. – less
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The competition is hot on our heels!
Account Executive (Former Employee), Mississauga, ONMarch 28, 2014
They days of Microsoft being the del facto standard are behind them. The company is a little too large and arrogant to compete with Google and Apple but upper management is starting to change. Mid managers are still interested in one thing your funnel and license sales.

There is no training for Account Managers, so you are on your own to figure out – more... everything – less
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Tough, but fun and stimulating
GROUP MANAGER (Former Employee), Redmond, WANovember 12, 2013
Pros: treat you fairly and pay you well
Cons: constant change can be discombobulating
I loved working at Microsoft. They really did have a culture of trying to make work fun, interesting and compelling. The work was hard, and hours were long, but one got a real sense of having done something worthwhile, not because the products were that fabulous but because management tried to show that they valued everyone's contributions.
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Game rooms, pool tables, and a fridge full of beers! (after 5 pm only)
IT Support Specialist (Former Employee), Mississauga, ONOctober 29, 2013
atypical day at work would include, receiving calls from home users to rectify their computer or PC issues. I learned how to probe and be patient in learning and understanding the customer needs. How to communicate resolutions to the presented problems in a simple vocab. co-workers were fun to work with. The hardest part of the job was the commute, – more... as I was living a city away, none the less I was always there and on time. – less
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24/7/365 prison.
C# Software Development Engineer (Former Employee), Redmond, WASeptember 9, 2013
On the other hand - If you are young, fast and single - great place to start your career.
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Exciting Work, Always Leading the Pack
Senior Analyst/Excel/ SQL Reporting (Former Employee), Redmond, WAJune 19, 2013
Pros: flexible work hours
Cons: demanding, results oriented environment, highly competitive.
I enjoyed working with Microsoft. Everyone is dedicated and fully vested in the projects I worked on. I always had a sense that I was part of the pack, leading the way.

As a consultant with them I enjoyed the flexible work schedule, working from home or on the road if needed. Offices are not terribly elaborate but everyone has a door they can close. – more... Getting the right equipment to use while developing was never difficult, as a company they upgrade to new technology every two years or so. – less
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Great place filled with exceptionally smart people
Marketing Strategy Consultant (Current Employee), Toronto, ONApril 11, 2013
Surrounded by some of the best brains in the industry, there is always something new to learn at Microsoft.
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Great place to work
Software Engineer in Windows Server (Former Employee), Redmond, WAMarch 2, 2013
Pros: encouragement to innovate, a certain degree of freedom to work on experimental projects
Overall I have practically all positive things to say about working Microsoft. Like any company, your happiness is greatly affected by your specific team's policies and people. I'd say the majority of people I worked with were happy and were great people.
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Great global company.
Partner Account Manager (Current Employee), CanadaFebruary 18, 2013
Great global company, strong brand. Local presence heavily influenced by local leadership.
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Contracts Are Not For Everybody
Bilingual Technical Support (Former Employee), Mississauga, OnFebruary 13, 2013
Pros: na
Cons: contract & lack of leadership
They are the most famous developers of software world wide. However the work life balance aspect to a corporation like this one lacks.
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First Canadian Job
Technical Support Specialist (Former Employee), Toronto, ONNovember 22, 2012
• Provided system administration and helpdesk support to include software and hardware installations, maintenance, upgrades, troubleshooting, user account administration, and support under stringent deadlines in a fast-paced.
• Dealing with customers regarding sales of computers, printers and extended warranties.
• HP lower/higher end printers, scanners, – more... Design jets scanners (4200), Design jets (430, 450, 2500, 3500, 4000, 5000, and 5500).
• Hands on experience on all H.P Products i.e. Laptops, Desktops, printers, scanners Machines, plotters.
Handling day to day calls from customers and visit on site for repair. – less
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great enviorment
Technician /Supervisor (Current Employee), kitchener ontarioOctober 19, 2012
great place to work I always had fun it was a great place to have fun
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Productive and a fun Place to work
Education Account Manager (Former Employee), Montreal QcSeptember 5, 2012
Pros: well located
Cons: takes too long to becaome direct employee
Completed Courses (Microsoft University)

OEM/Hardware Training
Information worker
Microsoft Authorized Education re-Seller
Networking Infrastructure
Better Together Online Security Solutions
Licensing and software asset Management
Cloud Computing
Education Desktop
Server Consolidation
Dynamics CRM Exchange Server
SharePoint Server 2010
Office 365 for – more... Education
Live@EDU Manage and Deploy Licenses
One Note
Visual Studio
Windows 7
Office 2010 – less
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great organized company, 5 star chef in the lobby great network
Senior Account Manager (Former Employee), mississauga, ONMay 15, 2012
Pros: learning new products every day
Cons: to big to shine, it takes time
learning new products and technology
amazing networking
company leading in their industry
large organization with lots of opportunities
wonderful environment
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Fexible hours
Business Analyst/Data Analyst/ Reporting Analyst (Former Employee), Redmond, WAAugust 17, 2014
Fun place to work. Great people. Co-workers very useful. A typical day at work started at 7am and ended at 3:30pm

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