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Work culture at Microsoft

Postby indianexpat » Tue, 11 Sep 2007 10:47 pm

Does anyone have idea of work culture and working hours of Microsoft. I am being offered role for Support functions eg Customer Service .
Pls I would be highly greatful if someone can give an insight.
I am already employed with a good brand but am seeking work life balance..

cheers

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Postby jpatokal » Wed, 12 Sep 2007 10:47 pm

Question one -- are you actually going to be hired as permanent staff, or as what MSers call "contingency staff" (=temporary)? Virtually all MS support is outsourced, which means you wouldn't be working for MS at all, and will be treated accordingly.
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Postby indianexpat » Thu, 13 Sep 2007 12:54 pm

yes, u guessed right..Im being offered a contract or as wat u say 'contingency' staff for 1 year.. But just wanna know of how good/bad the culture is (timings, flexible work hours, weekend working, manager-subordinate relations...etc)

Would b great if someone can reply on this.

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Postby jpatokal » Thu, 13 Sep 2007 9:58 pm

So I happen to know someone who just might be your boss :cool: and here's what she thinks (translated) --

As contingency staff, you will be a "second class citizen" (her words). The good news is that if you're very skilled and smart you have a good chance of becoming a permanent employee; the bad news is that a skilled and smart person would probably find CS work very tedious, and in fact would be unlikely to even apply for the position.

Work environment is generally good. Showing up a bit late is OK, two-hour lunches are OK, leaving on the dot is normal, although (like any company) there are overtime bursts when deadlines approach. Offices have Xboxes and massage chairs, and nobody's going to complain if you IM all day long (as long as you get your work done).

However, there are large differences between different teams, so take all the above with a grain of salt.

Let me know if you do take the position!
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wow~~~

Postby av_cat » Wed, 19 Sep 2007 9:24 pm

So many funny people here :)
Someone of you are getting free X-Box360 ^.^
:D

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Re: wow~~~

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 20 Sep 2007 10:11 am

av_cat wrote:So many funny people here :)
Someone of you are getting free X-Box360 ^.^
:D


You are the only thing funny here. Considering you don't have a clue as to what you are saying. Why are they funny. Don't know too much about MS business culture izzat?

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hmm.....

Postby av_cat » Sat, 22 Sep 2007 12:34 am

sigh~~~
what should I say...
:(

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hmmmm

Postby av_cat » Sat, 22 Sep 2007 1:00 am

now I got it.
For me, funny means interesting people I'm wishing to know.
For you, funny means joker or clown.
Sry if someone mis-understood my MSG.
I just wanna relax a bit~~~ :-|

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Postby indianexpat » Mon, 01 Oct 2007 2:47 pm

thnx for the info... discussion still on..
Will let you know once things r final
cheers

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Re: wow~~~

Postby littleade » Mon, 08 Oct 2007 2:34 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
av_cat wrote:So many funny people here :)
Someone of you are getting free X-Box360 ^.^
:D


You are the only thing funny here. Considering you don't have a clue as to what you are saying. Why are they funny. Don't know too much about MS business culture izzat?


What an asshole. I think sundaymorningstaple knows nothing about culture diversity never mind MS business culture. I never usually get involved in flaming but wow, I’ve been reading these forums and the moderators tend to be real assholes. Read and think before taking a comment out of context... again I’ve seen this too many times on this forum (mostly from administrators an moderators strangely enough!). Give the guy a break.

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Re: wow~~~

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 08 Oct 2007 10:40 pm

Aren't you the erudite one. From the style of your prose, unfortunately, you're not too much better.

:roll:

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Re: wow~~~

Postby littleade » Tue, 09 Oct 2007 2:00 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Aren't you the erudite one. From the style of your prose, unfortunately, you're not too much better.

:roll:


Like I said guys... asshole. Probably bullied at school... now unleashed on society with a chip on the shoulder and a cheap thesaurus. Don't worry sundaymorningstaple... God loves you!

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hey

Postby av_cat » Tue, 09 Oct 2007 9:02 pm

Littleade, I like your style.
Thanks for your support :)
Cheers for the ones who care about the feeling of others :D

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Re: wow~~~

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 09 Oct 2007 10:17 pm

littleade wrote:... now unleashed on society with a chip on the shoulder and a cheap thesaurus.


That's kinda cute considering you are just out of the UK for 2 or 3 months for the first time. As you are only 24 years old with such a foul vocabulary consisting of only one 7 letter word, one would have to suspect that you could have been a chav or maybe a football lout at some point prior to your departure. At least you did cause av_cat to write with better English. :wink:

You would seem to be our troll flavour of the month. Welcome to the board. :devil:

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Re: wow~~~

Postby littleade » Wed, 10 Oct 2007 1:47 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
littleade wrote:... now unleashed on society with a chip on the shoulder and a cheap thesaurus.


That's kinda cute considering you are just out of the UK for 2 or 3 months for the first time. As you are only 24 years old with such a foul vocabulary consisting of only one 7 letter word, one would have to suspect that you could have been a chav or maybe a football lout at some point prior to your departure. At least you did cause av_cat to write with better English. :wink:

You would seem to be our troll flavour of the month. Welcome to the board. :devil:


What age or amount of time spent in Singapore has to do with me calling you arrogant asshole with a chip on “it’s”


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