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76 English questions out of 76

29 July 2021

Does Microsoft offer massages?

Pros

Great people to work with, everyone is super helpful. Good culture, free drinks for employees, good work life balance

Cons

Nothing comes to mind, no cons at all. Best place to work.

Good culture, free drinks for employees, good work life balance

29 July 2021

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19 January 2021

Does Microsoft offer dental insurance?

Pros

Good benefits, health and dental

Cons

Hard work, long work weeks

Good benefits, health and dental

19 January 2021

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8 February 2022

Does Microsoft have a pension plan?

Pros

Great colleagues, always kind and helpful; a very diverse and international workforce, open communication, access to experts from all over the world. A very interesting and dynamic environment, it never gets boring. The company is constantly innovating and is at the forefront of cutting edge technology. Flexible work time, possibility to work from home or go to office, whatever you like, mixed with customer visits and sometimes a trip to the US. In 9 years I was 3 times in Seattle, once in Boston and once in Las Vegas (don't miss Vegas!). Great perks and benefits: competitive salary, performance based bonus, stocks, company car, private pension fund, insurances. Great possibilities to learn, grow, and move into different roles, if that's what you want.

Cons

Quite stressful, you will have always more work than you can get done. It's impossible to stay sane without relentlessly prioritizing. Long working hours. The information overflow one gets constantly bombarded with can be quite demanding. It is sometimes difficult to keep pace with all the changes. Just doing your job will never get you promoted. You have to go the extra mile and do something out of the ordinary to be noticed and promoted. The management will get obsessed from time to time with certain performance indicators, often beyond reason, pushing people to the limit in order to achieve targets that someone put on her/his banner. Then next fiscal year everything will be forgotten and the madness starts again for a new performance indicators.

Advice to Management

Have more trust in your employees and empower them instead of prescribing how they must work.

Great perks and benefits: competitive salary, performance based bonus, stocks, company car, private pension fund, insurances.

8 February 2022

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3 October 2020

Does Microsoft offer a wellness program?

Pros

The benefits including wellness, insurance, discounts and support are unmatched. When doing anything outside of work, you can almost always find a way the company will support what you are doing. This also carries into being able to very much fully disconnect from work as soon as I'm away from the building.

Cons

In the retail space there is a lot of change in direction and focus. Expectations can be vastly different from month to month, sometimes with little relevance to the previous ones.

The benefits including wellness, insurance, discounts and support are unmatched.

3 October 2020

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15 August 2021

Does Microsoft offer life insurance?

Pros

Big company, so easy to transfer internally. Lots of perks life free gym, great insurance and facilities, great parties.

Cons

WLB is team specific and what you make of it. Engineers are not best of class. TC is way below FAANG.

Advice to Management

Managers needs to be trained and selected way more thoroughly. Managers at most part lack tech skills, lots and lots of politics. Managers abuse their power and occasionally abuse employees .

Lots of perks life free gym, great insurance and facilities, great parties.

15 August 2021

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