At Microsoft Italy, we promote flex time and offer Work from Home opportunities as a form of regular performance of work, thanks to information technology provisions to all employees. In order to meet employees’ needs, we provide tools that support different ways of working and helping staff to balance career and private life. In line with the goal of constant improvement of our approach, we launched a series of activities into the EMEA region. For example, part-time contracts allows employees to balance work and private life, while providing for the reintegration of a parent after an agreed period of time. This can lead to a part-time role after a period of maternity or parental leave. Job-sharing contracts provide the possibility to share duties and responsibilities of a single full-time position between two employees. Both of these policies are implemented in the entire geographical area, offering the same opportunities to all employees in compliance with local regulations. Microsoft offers all of its employees chance to manage their time and space to suit their individual needs, while respecting the achievement of business objectives. To that end, we offer employees a chance to Work from Home, after evaluation of the compatibility with the job and with the placement organization.
Social security and health: Depending on local conditions, each Microsoft subsidiary offers specific services and benefits support.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP): Thanks to the ESPP program, employees have the opportunity to purchase Microsoft stock with a 10% discount on market value.
Microsoft Employees can purchase Microsoft products at special prices.
Worldwide Emergency Assistance Program (WEAP): Microsoft is aware of the possibility that when emergency situations arise and trips are involved, immediate attention is required. The program WEAP offers assistance 24 hours, seven days a week.
Premium shares: Each year you can get bonuses in shares with a vesting period of five years. In the course of each vesting period, the employee shall receive Microsoft common shares that are completely proprietary.
Shares in recruitment package: Depending on the position held, the package may include recruitment actions.