Get the inside buzz from graduates at Microsoft

8.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 22 ratings in 2016)
"Entirely invested in their employees."
9.4 / 10
Offices & Dress
9.1 / 10
8.9 / 10
9.2 / 10
9.5 / 10
8.5 / 10


  • 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.


  • 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...

"Be yourself and ensure that you think before answering the questions; there often..."

"Microsoft demonstrates and advocates diversity and inclusion. The culture of collaboration..."

"It's modern and airy – there's nothing not to love. It's a joy to walk around ..."

"The work hours are fine but there is always the tendency to work after hours and..."

"Very satisfied with the pay for a company based in Reading."

"You get cool technology to play with, pantomime Christmas tickets, training abroad..."

"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."

"In my experience, I have found that managers are always on hand to support. My manager..."

"There's lots of diversity, providing a lot of outside perspectives. This helps you..."

"It can be difficult to move up levels. However, most people change job roles every..."

"I am treated as an equal, which was also true when I was an intern. I have lots of..."

"Whatever way you best work, they accommodate you with flexible working to lead you..."

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

"On the MACH programme, you get to go to Europe to do training with all the grads...."

"Exciting learning opportunities."

"I have always wanted to work for a large multinational company and Microsoft was..."

"There was lots of early career training and opt-in role-specific training."

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

Remember to mention TARGETjobs when contacting employers!