Partner Marketing & Readiness Manager (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 17 December 2018
MS employees are divided between 40% FTEs (full time employees) and 60% contractors. Typically there is a strong discrimination between the way the 2 groups are treated UNLESS you have a Director who is impartial and encourages fairness within their team
Program Manager/Business Analyst (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 22 January 2019
Microsoft has a very clear divide between Full time and Contract employees. The reason for this is that the full time employees have free range at the contract employees. We are verbally abused, forced to work well over 60 hours per week with no OT pay, no consistent communication exists and last minute demands are turned into high priority so that they are delivered right away with 0 prep time. The full time employee I used to take direction from would submit report requests at 11:00 p.m. at night and would expect them in his inbox within 2 hours or by 8 a.m. the following morning. None of this of course communicated ahead of time. I had hoped to pursue a full time career but after the abuse I experienced I would never apply to Microsoft again.
Program Manager 2 (Former Employee) – Distrito Federal – 7 November 2018
Microsoft is a great company to work if you like to be challenge every day. There are always lots of projects and lot of things to do, so you will never get bored. Also there is a great place to growth your career and then steer it to where yo want to get.
Great job with great benefits, gave me plenty of opportunities.
Services Advisor (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 24 July 2018
Microsoft has been a great place to work thus far. Over the years I've been there, they have taken chances on me and given me countless opportunities to help me grow and achieve more. I will always consider Microsoft to be one of the best places to work with an incredible balance of fun times and firm priorities. I have been mentored and trained since day one and still to this day feel like I learn something new every shift.
Great managment, great benefits, free drinks, great opportunities
poor work life balance, random hours, its a customer service job
Great Perks but working for a company that is becoming more salesy
Business Expert/ Product Advisor (Current Employee) – Burnaby, BC – 17 July 2018
I love all the perks, but we have noticed a shift to being more sales related lately. Please have a voice or you will be pushed around but management. Like any job; be sure that you're choosing this job from a positive place, instead of just for the sake of working for a "good" company.
Product Manager (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 6 August 2018
Microsoft is a great place to learn. There is a lot of autonomy in roles as well as accountability to the organization. There is a lot of opportunity to drill deep into your areas of responsibility and learn the various aspects of the organization.
Senior Support Engineer, Team Lead (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 13 June 2018
Microsoft was a growth experience for me coming out of school, I was recruited direectly from campus by a head hunter and did not look back. Some of the best years of my IT career were spent here. The stock options, travel across north america and the innovation I was exposed to was a life altering experience.