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Microsoft

4.5
  • > 100,000 employees

Microsoft Reviews

Based on 11 surveyed graduates working at Microsoft. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate.
4.5
Based on 11 reviews

Pros & Cons

  • Working on big scale projects, employee benefits, working on household name products
  • Flexibility
  • The readiness training is out of this world. You're sent overseas the first three months to ready you in your department from people in the business who are the best in their field. You don't have to worry about paying out of your pocket as the company covers all the cost, they invest in you.
  • The people, love for tech, good company
  • Strong autonomous work culture, where management 110% entrust intern/graduate to work directly with clients to make an impact and add value.
  • Lots of processes and procedures
  • Internal processes
  • You learn to run before you can crawl, this is a good and bad thing about the company. However, I wouldn't want it anyway because my self-growth has sky rocketed in the short few months I've been onboard
  • No enough cultivation of community amongst intern/graduate.
  • The main offices is in North Ryde

What Insiders Say

7.7
Career Prospects
7.7
Career Prospects
If you work hard and show you are capable of doing that next role the company will make the space to get you into the role you need to be in, to ensure you are successful.
9.3
Corporate Social Responsibility
9.3
Corporate Social Responsibility
Big philanthropy work globally.
9.2
Culture
9.2
Culture
Allows for good work/life balance. Teaming and socialising is naturally easy due to the culture.
9.2
Diversity
9.2
Diversity
Microsoft's dedication to diversity is very present. There are lots of women, ethnic minorities, LGBT and peoples with disabilities in the company. Microsoft recognises that unless the workforce is diverse, we will not be delivering products/solutions that are diverse and fit everyone's needs. The company runs a lot of careers days, sponsorship programs, and partners with local disadvantaged schools and has a range of social programs to attract a range of different applicants.
8.5
Satisfaction
8.5
Satisfaction
I am given a lot of autonomy and opportunity to make decisions that will have direct impact to the business I work in.
8.8
Management
8.8
Management
There is a very flat hierarchical structure, and thus even the General Manager of Australia is very easy to approach and chat to.
8.2
Office Work Environment
8.2
Office Work Environment
The office is out at North Ryde - It is a nice office with free parking for employees however, the location is not desirable. The dress code is very dependant on what you do - there are no rules, you can wear a t-shirt and jeans or a suit and tie, it just depends on your role.
7.8
Recruitment
7.8
Recruitment
It was first online, then we had a full day of interviews. This full day included group assessment, panel interviews and 1:1 interview with hiring manager. Tell us about a time where you were faced with a conflict, Tell us about a time when you were in a leadership position, If you were in a relay race, would you run as the 1st, middle or final runner? Why?, What was the last book you read?, Why Microsoft? Be yourself and know what we do!
9.1
Salary
9.1
Salary
Very competitive International travel for training, pay for phone plan
8.5
Training
8.5
Training
We have amazing on the job training opportunities and also a large selection of tailored online training modules which we complete regularly. We are also able to be send on formal training courses if we show interest. the company is very supporting of this
8.9
Work Hours
8.9
Work Hours
The most flexible company there is - embedded in the company culture is the belief that "work is a thing we do, not a place we go"
7.6
Sustainability
7.6
Sustainability
No such thing as printing and papers.