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Great place to work
Employee (Former Employee), Mississauga OntarioJune 16, 2015
Fun people with high energy and great environment - sometimes too fast paced but overall a great place to work. I would go back if I had the opportunity
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Good training program
Product Advisor (Former Employee), Vancouver, BCJune 13, 2015
Pros: Nice people to work with
Cons: hours vary from time to time
Loved working there since they try their best to fit around my school schedule. Co-workers provided every aspect of training to make sure we stay on task.
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Very productive
Bilingual English & French Systems Engineer (Former Employee), Mississauga, ONJune 11, 2015
Microsoft being one of the world biggest technology company and absolutely a mother of the most used window i learned a lot and am willing to share a lot
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Great company
PRODUCT ADVISOR (Current Employee), Mississauga, ONMay 25, 2015
great company and culture. I worked with a great team which share same value and beliefs.

I really enjoyed worked there.
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Very good management.
Gold Partner Technical Services Coordinator (Former Employee), Mississauga, ONMay 12, 2015
Pros: Working for Microsoft.
Cons: Short term contract.
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.
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Good Place to learn
Digital Community Manager - Partner (Current Employee), Mississauga, ONMarch 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.
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Great people, company growing and changing for the better.
Program Manager (Former Employee), CanadaDecember 8, 2014
Pros: great training and growth
Cons: high targets
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
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Latest technologies
SDE 2 (Current Employee), Redmond, ONNovember 30, 2014
Pros: latest technologies
Cons: politics
As we follow Scrum, our day starts with a standup where everyone needs to provide updates on previous day work. we generally keep sprint small 2 weeks.

Initial days of sprint , team is mostly in design discussions and creating design documents.

Middle of the sprint goes in feature development and writing unit test cases. Coordinate with test team on new feature design and test case reviews.

In last, we write build & deployment automation scripts. Coordinate with system engineer team for deployment & support in production.
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Microsoft
Customer Advocacy Manager (Former Employee), Mississauga, ONOctober 28, 2014
Pros: great place to work
Cons: temporary position
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.
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Excellent
Senior Help Desk Analyst (Former Employee), Mississauga, ONOctober 20, 2014
Excellent working environment
Good benefits
Nice facilities
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Hard work with a rewarding enviroment
Sales Consultant Burlington (Current Employee), Burlington, ONOctober 16, 2014
there are nice perks like cool new work computers and cell phones.
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Research
Researcher (Former Employee), Cairo, ONSeptember 10, 2014
Pros: short assignment
Cons: very little benifits
I have witnessed a new launch for Microsoft New search engine , conducted a full survey for the new software.
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dynamic work place, challenging and fun environment
Channel Operations Manager (Former Employee), Meadowvale & Mississauga RoiadAugust 29, 2014
Pros: free coffee & subsidized lunch program
wonderful company to work for... dynamic, fast paced and challenging.
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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 instead of what's right for the customer and the employee.
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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
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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 a track record of creating valued partnerships with – more... 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 everything

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a range of software products for computing devices. The Company's – Read more