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Very good management.
Gold Partner Technical Services Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON12 May 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.
Pros
Working for Microsoft.
Cons
Short term contract.
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Good Place to learn
Digital Community Manager - Partner (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON30 March 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 that was 100% focused on providing top class customer service with exceptional store set up on a daily basis.
Store Manager (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB26 March 2015
A great experience to open the second Microsoft Retail store in Canada from day one. The ability to do multiple 1 on 1's daily to invest in our associates was incredibly rewarding as the Leadership Team was able to promote ove 8 staff in my tenure at Microsoft.
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Productive, Enthusiastic to learn something new, Music, Cricket
Financial Analyst (Current Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB10 February 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 people, company growing and changing for the better.
TECHNICAL ACCOUNT MANAGER (Former Employee) –  Canada8 December 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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Great people, company growing and changing for the better.
Program Manager (Former Employee) –  Canada8 December 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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Latest technologies
SDE 2 (Current Employee) –  Redmond, ON30 November 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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Microsoft
Customer Advocacy Manager (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON28 October 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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Excellent
Senior Help Desk Analyst (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON20 October 2014
Excellent working environment
Good benefits
Nice facilities
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Hard work with a rewarding enviroment
Sales Consultant Burlington (Current Employee) –  Burlington, ON16 October 2014
there are nice perks like cool new work computers and cell phones.
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A very big company
Software development engineer (Current Employee) –  Suzhou, China13 September 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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Research
Researcher (Former Employee) –  Cairo, ON10 September 2014
I have witnessed a new launch for Microsoft New search engine , conducted a full survey for the new software.
Pros
short assignment
Cons
very little benifits
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dynamic work place, challenging and fun environment
Channel Operations Manager (Former Employee) –  Meadowvale & Mississauga Roiad29 August 2014
wonderful company to work for... dynamic, fast paced and challenging.
Pros
free coffee & subsidized lunch program
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Productive and fun work place
Inbound Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON19 August 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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A good company trying to reinvent itself for the modern world
Software Design Engineer in Test II (Former Employee) –  Redmond, WA18 August 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 culture. A large corporation with a start-up culture feel.
Program Manager (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC12 August 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!
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON8 July 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, BC5 June 2014
cutting edge work in working with ISVs on adopting the Azure cloud platform
Pros
great benefits and very interesting work
Cons
complexity
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Passionate, dedicated person who leads programs and projects to drive impact.
Global Escalations Manger- Process & Quality (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, Ont19 May 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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Productive
Product Advisor (Current Employee) –  Edmonton Alberta14 May 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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