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8.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 22 ratings in 2016)
"Truly passionate about transforming the world and peoples' lives with technology."
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.
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
 

What insiders say about...

"Understand the industry that Microsoft operates within. Show a willingness to both..."

"I think the culture is amazing. Everyone supports you and offers to help in any way..."

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

"My employer is very flexible. However, there is a very heavy workload to do and this..."

"Very fair. One of the highest graduate salaries for the tech industry."

"Team meals, pension plans, paid gym membership... you choose your own benefits but..."

"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."

"We have separate mentors and managers who have been supportive. We've also had many..."

"Being in a big company, there is a focus on diversity and many groups you can join..."

"It's a huge organisation with a lot of opportunities to progress."

"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..."

"There can be a lot of responsibility early on."

"The postcode for the building is RG6 1WG, which stands for William Gates, founder..."

"Caring and influencing."

"The opportunity to change the world, working in a fast paced and constantly changing..."

"Amazing resources available for training, high focus on personal development and..."

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

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