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Microsoft Overview

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Redmond, WA (US)
10000+ employees
1975
Company - Public (MSFT)
Computer Hardware & Software
$10+ billion (NZD) per year
Competitors

Google, Amazon, Apple

Our drive to change the world unites us!

Microsoft is the ideal place for people who have passion for their work and the desire to make an impact—in their careers, in the community and on the world. Microsoft is a unique company; and not just ... Read more

Mission: Come to Microsoft to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

Microsoft Reviews

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Solutions Architect in Wellington, Wellington
    Current Employee - Principal Solutions Architect in Wellington, Wellington
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Innovative, engaging and great leadership and growth opportunities

    Cons

    None that comes to mind

    Advice to Management

    None. Keep doing the great work

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Microsoft Photos

Microsoft photo of: Bellevue Bravern Entrance
Microsoft photo of: Our software development centers are located all over the world, including Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Switzerland, the U.K., and the U.S.
Microsoft photo of: Connector and Shuttles
Microsoft photo of: Redmond brainstorm
Microsoft photo of: Dine and shop on campus, and discover some 4,000 works of art from our permanent collection.
Microsoft photo of: Redmond corridor meeting
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Microsoft Interviews

Experience

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Getting an Interview

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    Software Engineering Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview

    The person was not at all interested in the work that I did, even belittled the projects I worked on. It seemed like he had come to a conclusion before conducting the interview. Asked me what I knew about recommendation systems (something I barely knew about), and then proceeded to ask me in-depth questions on it.

    Interview Questions

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Company Updates

  • Meet the man behind Bing Predicts and see how machine learning is forecasting the future: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIMWe

    How machine learning forecasts the future for careers at Bing - JobsBlog: Life at Microsoft

    At first, it sounded like a disaster. Walter Sun, whose job was to make sure Bing gave users the most up-to-the-minute information about current events, was seeing a big spike in the number of people searching for facts about some type of plane incident on the Hudson River.

  • Microsoft’s designers approach their products from their own unique angles. Learn how designers from across the company get to revolutionize the user experience. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIWkn

    Meet four people who are designing the future of Microsoft

    Behind the idea for any new piece of technology is a question: How do designers at the front end translate hunks of metal, plastic, wires, pixels and bits into a new human experience?

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Microsoft Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2012
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2013
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