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Long hours,office politics, lack variety of portfolio , lack of internal mobility,learning curve is steep,a lot of training,27 days annual leave and some good benefits
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Title: "Great Experience as a Microsoft Software Engineer"I had the opportunity to work as a Software Engineer at Microsoft, and I can confidently say it was a fantastic experience. Microsoft is a well-established company known for its cutting-edge technology and innovation, and it didn't disappoint.As a Software Engineer, I found the work environment to be highly collaborative and filled with talented professionals. The company's commitment to diversity and inclusion was evident in the diverse teams I had the pleasure of working with.One of the standout aspects of working at Microsoft was the ample learning and growth opportunities. The company encourages employees to continuously enhance their skills, which is essential in the tech industry. I had access to numerous resources, training programs, and chances to attend tech conferences.Moreover, Microsoft's dedication to work-life balance was evident. While there were times when we had to meet tight deadlines, the overall work culture allowed for flexibility and encouraged a healthy work-life balance.In terms of compensation and benefits, Microsoft offers a competitive package, including excellent healthcare, retirement, and stock options. This added to the overall positive experience of working there.Overall, as a Software Engineer at Microsoft, I had the privilege of working on exciting projects, collaborating with talented individuals, and growing as a professional. Microsoft is undoubtedly a top-tier tech company, and I highly recommend it to anyone looking to further their career in the tech industry.
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Thought they care about people

Your colleagues can be nice to you. Great perks and benefits. But very demanding of people during busy season. Role description not clearly communicated and even during partner interview.
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Fun to work for .

A good place to work for . Flexible working arrangements with an option to work from home 3 days a week. A good bonus scheme and a generous pool of benefits
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Challenging, great team environment, flexible

Challenging projects that allow you to push beyond your comfort zone, pay is fair for Big4 once you've gotten to Manager and above level, great colleague environment - not the best benefits and a lot of partner politics that directly impact employees
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Good place to start work

Good place to work. Great location.. great learning. Management is nice. Work pressure is there. Salary could be improved.. flexible working hour.. overall it’s good
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Collaborative workplace with great worker

Overall great workplace with good benefits, once in a while you bumped into micromanaging managers, but only minority and should not be seen as a common practice.
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Audit, Audit, Audit

If you are planning to get in audit, please re think. Less pay, work is expected to do even on weekends, your team needs you to finish it up no matter how long you worked. Work Life balance is a joke, even including me, i know people who really dont have a life outside work. People who say, they enjoy being in audit, i dont know what they mean by. its a tiring job with too much travelling, it is said that busy season is the only period you would be working for long hours, thats a lie, even after that also you would be working long hours. I know many peers who wanted to leave the place once they get qualified, and some even didnt waited for long, they left for their own good. It is kind of an expectation that even though you are tired, or not feeling well, you need to be always respondive and happy, othewise everything come under review. Any one who is thinking of audit and want to have a life outside work, please dont consider this job, with the salary and the amount of work, this is way less. There would be people defending over my comments, but this is the truth. You can take it as an advice, and expereince the things i said in future, then anyone can understand why the worklife balance is really important and im not suggesting anyone to pick up audit, unless the person have high amount of knowledge with great excel skills.


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long hours, high expectations from a graduate with zero knowledge, some people even mock you for not knowing certain things, some even gets angry and say you are stupid and good for nodding nothing else. its always the people
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Large amount of overtime

Job can be okay when the management on a project is good. There is a lot of pressure and you are expected to work unpaid overtime and study which makes work/life balance impossible.
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Valuable experiences, perceptions, and suggestions related to various aspects of the organization; good compensation and benefits; decent paid training in BPP unversity
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Not as rewarding as advertised

The company itself is alright to work for with decent enough perks (AL Buy and Sell, Private Healthcare, Bonus Scheme and Flexible working). However, the job itself is monotonous, and there is still an air of snobbery about many people within the company. Worth bearing in mind.


Good Perks


Expected unpaid overtime in busy periods
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Fun work place

The company need to look into salary and promotion properly. Staff are under paid for the amount of work they deliver but working from home has been a blessing
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Long hours and poor pay

Long hours, low pay, no bonus, poor middle management, partners too removed to set realistic goals.Pros: good junior workforce, although 95% will leave when qualified
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interesting work

Good people, good management.people are treating you as equals, the learning process was very meaningful.note that this is a demanding job overall. long working hours demanding manager and hard-working culture..
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Toxic working environment

worth a try in your 20s but have to switch later on. many tasks to do, good opportunities to grow all around, no work-life balance, moderate salary base
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Great Flexibility

EY is a great place to work regarding flexibility of hours etc - good benefits and holiday entitlement, pay always seems to be slightly under that of other Big 4 and not transparent on pay grades. But overall a good place to work.
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Stressful place to work

There are some nice people here but overall it is a machine. Very stressful environment and you can expect to be working well beyond your contracted hours every day.


Good pay if you progress enough


Long hours, just a cog in a machine
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Long hours

Long hours and too large a company. The salary and perks were good but you are expected to work late into the evening and the workload was very high. Managers very demanding and never felt appreciated as a member of support staff.
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Great job for a graduate‘s first job

A lot to learn for new beginners. Surrounded by nice intellectual and respectful colleagues. Partners are approachable. If you work in UK&I assurance line, be prepared to have stocktake in during holidays like Christmas, new year, etc. Other than that, I pretty like the company!


Great team, training opportunities, nice and respectful colleagues


Long hours, sacrifice personal time from time to time
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Trudging through the treacle of process and incompetant workers

It's been a very gruelling and unrewarding experience working in EY - managers only care about process and distributing blame and the myriad contractors I have to work with are highly unskilled and have terrible communication skills. This means if a contractor has a question, I'd provide a response to them, and if they don't understand the response, instead of saying so, they'd just ask the question again later on. It also means despit being a developer I often have much greater skill (and apparently experience) in these contractors' roles, be it UI/UX, QA or DevOps. We've had circumstances like a BA not knowing how to create User Stories and at one point we brought on a purported senior developer who didn't know what Git was!We have interminable meetings with huge numbers of people, all of whom with cameras off and muted. This makes it very difficult to remember you are on the call with humans, and means you're spending a lot of time making next to no progress.The software process is Wagile (read Waterfall) with sprints being static and designed to suit Scrum Masters and management rather than for the people they were created to assist: developers.Salary raises are effectively non-negotiable.


Big corporate pluses like pension and workplace provisioning is nice


Management, death by mindless process, unskilled colleagues
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Stressful, Dead End

A good stamp on your CV, but the work load is so varied and hectic and every task is super urgent, you will grind your teeth a lot and be frustrated until you up and leave.The goal post keeps shifting, you never have the time to master your categories. Good for a few years but not healthy or sustainable long term


Good Healthcare


Long Hours, Micro Management, Hectic
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3.4 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.6 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.8 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.6 out of 5 stars for Management
3.8 out of 5 stars for Culture

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