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.
I look after a portfolio of clients within Services. Every day is a new and exciting day that is different to the previous. My day consist of meeting customer to understand their business strategy, coordinating engagements, both internally and externally, to ensure we add value to the customer's business and lots of emails! Some days I will be at my customer's office, a cafe nearby or home. I am probably at our office 2 out of 5 days.
Why do I want to work for the company? how would I solve complex problems, they gave specific problems etc.
Be clear when articulating interview answers understand what the companies goals are and you want to be a part of it, what is something the company is doing that you are passionate about what key activities in the role you are applying for, are you passionate about
We have amazing on the job training opportunities and also a large selection of tailored online training modules which we complete regularly. We are also able to be send on formal training courses if we show interest. the company is very supporting of this
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