Microsoft wins great place to work award

The Great Place to Work Institute has named Microsoft the best place to work in Europe. The findings are based on the '100 Best Workplaces in Europe' annual survey that the institute sends out. The institute honors companies that invest heavily in their employees well being and they analyzed around 1300 companies in 17 European countries to find the company that treats their employees the best. In the national survey, local Microsoft offices in Ireland, Netherlands, Italy, Portugal and France won the best places to work. Other Microsoft offices in other countries placed near the top.

Microsoft's international senior vice president Jean-Philippe Courtois, said, "We are pleased to have been awarded the Best Workplace in Europe award from the Great Place to Work Institute for the third year running. Investing in people and creating a work environment that utilizes the latest technology has enabled staff to transform the way they work and interact with colleagues, delivering a strong work-life balance and a highly motivated and empowered team."

Jean-Philippe Courtois also said "This past year has been challenging for businesses and employees in all industries, and Microsoft is no different. That said, we continue to be optimistic especially as our industry transitions toward what we believe is the next big era in technology – cloud computing." Currently 70% of the Microsoft staff are working on projects that are cloud based, one year from now they expect 90% of staff to be working on cloud based projects.

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Wasn't it not long ago that Microsoft said that you couldn't have an iphone on campus??
I don't call that great...I call it sh*t, you should be allow to use whatever device u want.

starman444 said,
Wasn't it not long ago that Microsoft said that you couldn't have an iphone on campus??
I don't call that great...I call it sh*t, you should be allow to use whatever device u want.

You should stop believing rumors buddy.

starman444 said,
Wasn't it not long ago that Microsoft said that you couldn't have an iphone on campus??
I don't call that great...I call it sh*t, you should be allow to use whatever device u want.

Complete rumours Can use what you want. No restrictions.

Google is a great place to work on paper, but the amount of hours the Google employees work is ridiculous. That's why they offer free food, and laundry, etc... because it costs them almost nothing and it keeps you there longer and longer.

Microsoft actually has good work/life balance, great benefits, and other things. It would be a great place to work if they actually paid the salary I make now

Hercules said,
Google is a great place to work on paper, but the amount of hours the Google employees work is ridiculous. That's why they offer free food, and laundry, etc... because it costs them almost nothing and it keeps you there longer and longer.

Microsoft actually has good work/life balance, great benefits, and other things. It would be a great place to work if they actually paid the salary I make now

so that must mean Google is a great place to live

I thought Google always won this award?? have you guys seen the vids on the google campus.??? i would love to work their and get my laundry done for free lol

dimithrak said,
I thought Google always won this award?? have you guys seen the vids on the google campus.??? i would love to work their and get my laundry done for free lol

This is the European award, I'm willing to bet that Google wins out in the U.S.

dimithrak said,
I thought Google always won this award?? have you guys seen the vids on the google campus.??? i would love to work their and get my laundry done for free lol

All of that "free" service comes at a price, it keeps you at work longer...the greater the perk, the more demanding the results must be

dimithrak said,
I thought Google always won this award?? have you guys seen the vids on the google campus.??? i would love to work their and get my laundry done for free lol

Yeah but you aren't seeing the seedy, dark, hidden reeducation bunkers deep below Google HQ, where new employees are subjected to electroshock therapy to make them say 'dot' instead of 'point'.

bdsams said,

All of that "free" service comes at a price, it keeps you at work longer...the greater the perk, the more demanding the results must be

No boss will ever tell you "you know what, i don't pay you enough to fix all those computers, ill fix the rest, take the rest of the day off"
I think it's worth better work environment

nocture said,
Wait what? That can't be! Microsoft is the devil, surely this must be wrong..

do you even know who Microsoft is if you dare to call them devil?

Sebianoti said,

do you even know who Microsoft is if you dare to call them devil?

So, working in Hell is fun ?

nocture said,
Wait what? That can't be! Microsoft is the devil, surely this must be wrong..

So for all of you who fail to identify sarcasm, this is a jab at all you Apple fanboys. Just so you know.