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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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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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Productive
Product Advisor (Current Employee) –  Edmonton AlbertaMay 14, 2014
A typical day at work. learned to work with other people. that is all I have to say
Pros
free lunches
Cons
standing long hours
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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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Passionate, dedicated person who leads programs and projects to drive impact.
Global Escalations Manger- Process & Quality (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, OntMay 19, 2014
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 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.
Pros
excellent work culture, world class software and services
Cons
global engagment, too much travel
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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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Contracts Are Not For Everybody
Bilingual Technical Support (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, OnFebruary 13, 2013
They are the most famous developers of software world wide. However the work life balance aspect to a corporation like this one lacks.
Pros
na
Cons
contract & lack of leadership
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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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Productive and fun work place
Inbound Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONAugust 19, 2014
this thought me multi tasking also and the management was effective in pushing for success.
Pros
fun job at times
Cons
irate customers
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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 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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Great place to work
Software Engineer in Windows Server (Former Employee) –  Redmond, WAMarch 2, 2013
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.
Pros
encouragement to innovate, a certain degree of freedom to work on experimental projects
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A very big company
Software development engineer (Current Employee) –  Suzhou, ChinaSeptember 13, 2014
Microsoft is a very big company.

A big company can do many good things, but on the another hand, do things very slowly.
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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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great organized company, 5 star chef in the lobby great network
Senior Account Manager (Former Employee) –  mississauga, ONMay 15, 2012
learning new products and technology
amazing networking
company leading in their industry
large organization with lots of opportunities
wonderful environment
Pros
learning new products every day
Cons
to big to shine, it takes time
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dynamic work place, challenging and fun environment
Channel Operations Manager (Former Employee) –  Meadowvale & Mississauga RoiadAugust 29, 2014
wonderful company to work for... dynamic, fast paced and challenging.
Pros
free coffee & subsidized lunch program
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Dealing with customers, placing their orders and helping them download their products.
Customer Service Agent (Former Employee) –  Kitchener, ONJuly 13, 2012
it was a very good company overall. Had great co-workers the pay was ok.
Pros
the shifts were pretty good
Cons
the mangement changed so the whole environment of the work changed.
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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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Such an enjoyable job
Tier 1 Support Agent (Former Employee) –  Kitchener, ONNovember 28, 2012
I really enjoyed this place, I am a gamer too which made it even more enjoyable, I am currently looking too get my little brother in this kind of job he is 16 and I was 16 at the time
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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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