Get the inside buzz from graduates at Microsoft

8.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 22 ratings in 2016)
"Varied and exciting."
Culture
9.4 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
9.1 / 10
 
Hours
8.9 / 10
 
Salary
9.2 / 10
 
 
Diversity
9.5 / 10
 
 
Training
8.5 / 10
 

Pros

  • Many travel opportunities are available during training.
  • The benefits package and perks are extensive and varied.
  • The culture is very collaborative and graduates feel supported.
  • The office is high tech has a lot of facilities available to employees.

Cons

  • The size of the company means that it’s easy to get lost in the crowd.
  • Graduates are given a lot of responsibility, which can be overwhelming to some.
  • There’s not always a lot of notice given before people are required to travel.
  • Even though there’s flexibility, the workload can lead to long hours.

What insiders say about...

"Research what Microsoft is doing and what direction it's heading in with its strategy...."

"Very satisfied, promotion of the importance of maintaining a good work/life bala..."

"It's a huge campus with free drinks and coffee machines (or you can buy coffee from..."

"I work different hours every day. They're usually around 8.30 am – 6.00 pm or 9.30..."

"My pay allows me to live comfortably and enjoy the free time I do get."

"Lots of travelling and events."

"It was a challenging selection process."

"I was asked some questions about what I would do in certain situations as well as..."

"We are environmentally conscious."

"Both managers I've had have been very friendly and supportive."

"It's still less than 50% women but we have a strong presence. It's also mostly white..."

"It can be difficult to move out of your MACH role through the levels systems but,..."

"My work varies – every single day is different. Most of the time I'm speaking to..."

"Flexible working options including working from home. We also have the opportunity..."

"Travel requests can sometimes come with little notice, though you usually get at..."

"They have one of the largest corporate art collections in the world."

"Varied and exciting."

"Microsoft is really growing stronger and stronger and investing in emerging technologies...."

"There's standard training online and then the rest is you being proactive to learn...."

"More opportunities to be able to change your role after a year."

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