'A fast paced, challenging, rewarding role in a company that is inclusive, exciti...'

The good things

Flexible work hours to get the job done and fit with family commitments and ability to work from anywhere. Contract employees can contribute to the business. Highly inclu...

The challenges

Permanent part-time placements are rare, only contract positions available for part time. Workload is high and the pace is fast!

'Awesome with no regrets.'

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia —

The good things

Free drinks fridge, server grade machines (yes, more than one) as your desktops. Flexible working hours. The cutting edge in technology.

The challenges

Having to use ONLY MS products and services and no third party tools/software.

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'Disappointing at how contractors are treated differently'

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia —

The good things

Flexible hours, work/life balance promoted

The challenges

Very few opportunities for contractors and administrative roles are all contract roles. This also means no benefits and then promotes a different set of rules for permane...

'A diverse, well respected environment that is both enjoyable and productive.'

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia —

The good things

The good things about Microsoft include; Excellent team management and respect in the workplace, flexible hours and a strong career development program. Although I can't ...

The challenges

Working environment can be challenging at times, some tasks have outside interference and make it difficult to complete, but management and peers help you get through any...

'Great learning experience in a large multinational organisation.'

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia —

The good things

Good culture and willing to offer perks including discounts on various MS and non-MS items. Promoting of work-life balance, including use of technology for online meetin...

The challenges

The size of the organisation presented some challenges in getting things done, a bit of red tape in approvals etc. Sometimes the organisation was a little USA centric, a...

'Best company I have worked for'

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia —

The good things

Flexible and autonomous working conditions, good salary and benefits, focus on career development and encouragement to move into other roles, good opportunity to move to ...

The challenges

Workload can be high which impacts work/life balance, being a large company it can be a bit slower to implement change or react.

'I would love to be an FTE, as most of the negatives are the insecurities around ...'

North Ryde, New South Wales, Australia —

The good things

Work/Life balance; Great Management Team; Agile working environment; Tim Tam Fridays; weekly Fruit provided; No micro management as long as work is done to a high standar...

The challenges

Huge company, a lot of 3rd party vendors, no real cohesion as it is difficult to track owners and responsibilities. As a contractor left out of kick offs and team buildin...

'Great for students, balancing studies with a job, great work experience. all in ...'

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia —

The good things

Management is top-notch, managers respond and help you every step of the way, they know their stuff which makes your job even less stressful
communication between coworke...

The challenges

Work comes home with you most times,paper work is a lengthly process ( sometimes answering unnecessary questions )
no room for growth or opportunities

'Challenging and rewarding job with great work life balance'

The good things

Diverse opinions are valued. All employees have access to the required information that will make them successful in their role

The challenges

You have to learn and adapt to a rapidly changing organization.

'Awesome to meet many highly motivated and great people'

North Ryde, New South Wales, Australia —

The good things

Work/Life balance, activity work base, awesome MD, great company vision, employees are empowered to perform

The challenges

Management can be indecisive, high staff turnover, quota focused

'Something new daevery day'

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia —

The good things

Benefits, work-life balance, challenging and exciting work

The challenges

Fast pace, international teams

'NA'

The good things

World class Technology
Great talented people
Competitive environment
Work-Life balance

The challenges

Fast paced
Keep you on your toes
stressful job many times

'More benefits than drawbacks, highly recommanded.'

Sunnybank, Queensland, Australia —

The good things

Good working environment and talent peers will always around you. good brand and learning opportunities will benefit the career life.

The challenges

Will need to learn harder and work harder to keep the job.

'Work on cool technology with clever people'

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia —

The good things

Cool technology
Good resources for doing work
Clever people

The challenges

Limited career opportunities with Microsoft Australia
Long hours to keep in touch with Microsoft in other geos

'Its an awesome place to be'

The good things

Everyone's views are heard and your ability as an employee to challenge status quo.

The challenges

It's a new day everyday and change is always constant.

'NOT the US Microsoft. Australian subsidiary something much less.'

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia —

The good things

Work life balance. Activity based workplace. Access to technology.

The challenges

Less than average base salary. Poor leadership. Insular focus with little lateral thinking at the management levels.

SEEK has not verified the truth or accuracy of these comments and does not adopt or endorse any of the comments posted on this page. SEEK collects and posts the comments for what they are worth and for information purposes only to assist candidates to find employment through www.seek.com.au.

'A fast paced, challenging, rewarding role in a company that is inclusive, exciti...'

The good things

Flexible work hours to get the job done and fit with family commitments and ability to work from anywhere. Contract employees can contribute to the business. Highly inclu...

The challenges

Permanent part-time placements are rare, only contract positions available for part time. Workload is high and the pace is fast!

Have your say

Contribute to the discussion about working at Microsoft. Have your say and leave a review

Write a review

'A diverse, well respected environment that is both enjoyable and productive.'

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia —

The good things

The good things about Microsoft include; Excellent team management and respect in the workplace, flexible hours and a strong career development program. Although I can't ...

The challenges

Working environment can be challenging at times, some tasks have outside interference and make it difficult to complete, but management and peers help you get through any...

'Best company I have worked for'

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia —

The good things

Flexible and autonomous working conditions, good salary and benefits, focus on career development and encouragement to move into other roles, good opportunity to move to ...

The challenges

Workload can be high which impacts work/life balance, being a large company it can be a bit slower to implement change or react.

'Great for students, balancing studies with a job, great work experience. all in ...'

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia —

The good things

Management is top-notch, managers respond and help you every step of the way, they know their stuff which makes your job even less stressful
communication between coworke...

The challenges

Work comes home with you most times,paper work is a lengthly process ( sometimes answering unnecessary questions )
no room for growth or opportunities

'Awesome to meet many highly motivated and great people'

North Ryde, New South Wales, Australia —

The good things

Work/Life balance, activity work base, awesome MD, great company vision, employees are empowered to perform

The challenges

Management can be indecisive, high staff turnover, quota focused

'NA'

The good things

World class Technology
Great talented people
Competitive environment
Work-Life balance

The challenges

Fast paced
Keep you on your toes
stressful job many times

'Work on cool technology with clever people'

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia —

The good things

Cool technology
Good resources for doing work
Clever people

The challenges

Limited career opportunities with Microsoft Australia
Long hours to keep in touch with Microsoft in other geos

'NOT the US Microsoft. Australian subsidiary something much less.'

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia —

The good things

Work life balance. Activity based workplace. Access to technology.

The challenges

Less than average base salary. Poor leadership. Insular focus with little lateral thinking at the management levels.

'Awesome with no regrets.'

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia —

The good things

Free drinks fridge, server grade machines (yes, more than one) as your desktops. Flexible working hours. The cutting edge in technology.

The challenges

Having to use ONLY MS products and services and no third party tools/software.

'Disappointing at how contractors are treated differently'

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia —

The good things

Flexible hours, work/life balance promoted

The challenges

Very few opportunities for contractors and administrative roles are all contract roles. This also means no benefits and then promotes a different set of rules for permane...

'Great learning experience in a large multinational organisation.'

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia —

The good things

Good culture and willing to offer perks including discounts on various MS and non-MS items. Promoting of work-life balance, including use of technology for online meetin...

The challenges

The size of the organisation presented some challenges in getting things done, a bit of red tape in approvals etc. Sometimes the organisation was a little USA centric, a...

'I would love to be an FTE, as most of the negatives are the insecurities around ...'

North Ryde, New South Wales, Australia —

The good things

Work/Life balance; Great Management Team; Agile working environment; Tim Tam Fridays; weekly Fruit provided; No micro management as long as work is done to a high standar...

The challenges

Huge company, a lot of 3rd party vendors, no real cohesion as it is difficult to track owners and responsibilities. As a contractor left out of kick offs and team buildin...

'Challenging and rewarding job with great work life balance'

The good things

Diverse opinions are valued. All employees have access to the required information that will make them successful in their role

The challenges

You have to learn and adapt to a rapidly changing organization.

'Something new daevery day'

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia —

The good things

Benefits, work-life balance, challenging and exciting work

The challenges

Fast pace, international teams

'More benefits than drawbacks, highly recommanded.'

Sunnybank, Queensland, Australia —

The good things

Good working environment and talent peers will always around you. good brand and learning opportunities will benefit the career life.

The challenges

Will need to learn harder and work harder to keep the job.

'Its an awesome place to be'

The good things

Everyone's views are heard and your ability as an employee to challenge status quo.

The challenges

It's a new day everyday and change is always constant.

SEEK has not verified the truth or accuracy of these comments and does not adopt or endorse any of the comments posted on this page. SEEK collects and posts the comments for what they are worth and for information purposes only to assist candidates to find employment through www.seek.com.au.

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