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Good training program
Product Advisor (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BCJune 13, 2015
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.
Pros
Nice people to work with
Cons
hours vary from time to time
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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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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 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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Latest technologies
SDE 2 (Current Employee) –  Redmond, ONNovember 30, 2014
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.
Pros
latest technologies
Cons
politics
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Productive, Enthusiastic to learn something new, Music, Cricket
Financial Analyst (Current Employee) –  Fort McMurray, ABFebruary 10, 2015
Learned so many things and good people and so helpful, great experience, helpful and nice work place. Always love to work with people like Opti and great Management and Wonderful Team work.
Pros
free lunches
Cons
long hours
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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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Microsoft
Customer Advocacy Manager (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ONOctober 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.
Pros
great place to work
Cons
temporary position
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Great people, company growing and changing for the better.
Program Manager (Former Employee) –  CanadaDecember 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
Pros
great training and growth
Cons
high targets
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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
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.
Pros
nice campus
Cons
long hours; management that's slow to react
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Great people, company growing and changing for the better.
TECHNICAL ACCOUNT MANAGER (Former Employee) –  CanadaDecember 8, 2014
Overall a good option for employment within the Canadian software space
Good training opportunities
aggressive growth targets
Perception challenges in the marketplace
Pros
good training opportunities
Cons
slow to change
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Consulting in Xbox through Simplicity
Product Marketing Manager (Current Employee) –  Redmond, WaMarch 6, 2014
Amazing opportunities and relationships that Simplicity has in top groups at Microsoft. Day to day experience dependent on your Microsoft manager, Simplicity makes an effort to bridge the gap and reach out for feedback but it is ultimately up to you. As in all consulting, job security is iffy, but if you build your network as you go and save for the breaks of employment you incur, you will love it. The pay is much higher then FTE roles at other companies.
Pros
free sodas at microsoft, fun products, some of the perks of workign alongside msft employees
Cons
lack of job security, questioning whether the agency has you or the clients best interest
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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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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, as I was living a city away, none the less I was always there and on time.
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daily work
Associate (Former Employee) –  New GlasgowNovember 13, 2013
o Performed problem-solving and efficient troubleshooting skills in Microsoft Office and Outlook (All versions of Microsoft Office installation send/receive issue in outlook, outlook express and windows mail, update and upgrade office system etc.)
o Assisted customers synchronizing between outlook and mobile device using active sync
o Demonstrated knowledge and effective uses of Support Professional tools, applications, and operating systems by utilize the Knowledge Base Article, internet and internal application
o Demonstrated Support Professional skills by document case information into the Clarify and CAP system, utilized the intercom phone system, typing and verbal communication with front line support agent
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Tough, but fun and stimulating
GROUP MANAGER (Former Employee) –  Redmond, WANovember 12, 2013
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.
Pros
treat you fairly and pay you well
Cons
constant change can be discombobulating
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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
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Exciting Work, Always Leading the Pack
Senior Analyst/Excel/ SQL Reporting (Former Employee) –  Redmond, WAJune 19, 2013
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. Getting the right equipment to use while developing was never difficult, as a company they upgrade to new technology every two years or so.
Pros
flexible work hours
Cons
demanding, results oriented environment, highly competitive.
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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, 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.
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Productive and a fun Place to work
Education Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Montreal QcSeptember 5, 2012
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 Education
Live@EDU Manage and Deploy Licenses
One Note
Visual Studio
Windows 7
Office 2010
Pros
well located
Cons
takes too long to becaome direct employee
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