Information About Company: Microsoft

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In the past quarter of a century, Microsoft has grown from small start-up to Fortune 500 success by creating innovative software, and working diligently to help customers realize their full potential. When you view our company profile, you'll see examples of the groundbreaking products and services we're developing for today's customers and learn about our commitment to exploring tomorrow's frontiers.

Building for the Future

To be in the best position to accelerate these new technologies as they emerge, we have recently reorganized our company around seven core businesses. This new structure streamlines decision-making, encourages entrepreneurship throughout our company, and increases collaboration across groups. In addition, we have embraced a new corporate mission: To enable people and businesses throughout the world to realize their full potential. Propelling this mission are the values and tenets that have served us well in the past, and that have been newly articulated to unify and inspire our people.

It's an Exciting Time to Be at Microsoft

One thing we've learned over our brief history is that nothing is impossible. Just as people around the world embraced our original vision of a computer on every desk and in every home, we are confident that the future will hold amazing new technologies that will further enable people and businesses around the world to realize their full potential.

Great People with Great Values

Microsoft concentrates on hiring people we believe fit into the company culture: People who are driven to succeed, enthusiastic about how they can contribute to the organisation and unafraid of suggesting and implementing new ideas. Our recruits are not always IT professionals; many come from backgrounds such as the banking, law or pharmaceutical industries. What they bring to Microsoft is a diversity of knowledge and understanding of the needs of particular industries that helps them relate to, and provide optimum service to, our customers.

Microsoft needs people who are creative, energetic and bright, absolutely passionate and committed to our mission of helping others realize their potential. These people share the following values

  • Integrity and honesty
  • Passion for customers, partners and technology
  • Open and respectful with others and dedicated to making them better
  • Willingness to take on big challenges and see them through
  • Self critical, questioning and committed to personal excellence and self-improvement
  • Accountable commitments, results and quality to customers, shareholders, partners and employees

This creates a workforce with a broad range of skills and expertise. We also encourage and nurture lateral thinking. Our workers are given a high level of autonomy to come up with and offer innovative solutions. If this is important to you, it is highly likely you will enjoy the environment Microsoft offers it's employees. A place where you can get things done and have fun at work!