GradAustralia surveyed 11 graduates working at Microsoft. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate. 11 responses.
Working on big scale projects, employee benefits, working on household name products
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
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.
Account Technology Strategist: I work with a set of enterprise customers to help with the day-to-day technology implementation and adoption, whilst focusing on the company's Tech strategy for the future and how to get there. My role involves visiting customers regularly, and having strategic conversations about their technological needs.
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.
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Great managers, who focus on career development. Fun and focused. Usually have bi-weekly check-in with my manager. Manager is always available for a quick question over Skype or when we are both in the office.
The graduate training is very comprehensive and fun, you get to travel all over the world to meet fellow Grads. However, the technical training, or role based training is very dependant on the team. Some sectors have great training, and others are getting better.
Our company's goal is to continue driving diversity, we hold many events for women in IT, and have a large committee about education the company on aboriginal torres strait islanders culture and opening up employment opportunities