Life at Microsoft

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Cathy Yeh
Senior Group Manager, Business Marketing Organization
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Business Development Strategy Analyst
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Bobby Mak
Senior Group Manager, Services Division
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Our passion unites us

What do Microsoft employees have in common? The answer is passion—for life, for creating quality products, for the people who count on us to help them realize their potential. We are driven to make an impact—at work, in our communities, on the world. We’re here because Microsoft helps us do that—by recognizing the unique value of our diversity, supporting our career development, and rewarding us for great work.

If this sounds like the place for you, why don't you join us?

Diversity & Inclusion: The heart of our business

We recognize the value that different life experiences and viewpoints bring to our business.
Microsoft has always been about recognizing the value that different life experiences and viewpoints bring to our business. We seek out people from diverse backgrounds and encourage them to take risks and approach challenges unconventionally.

We’ve learned that, by respecting and embracing everyone’s unique skills and perspectives, we can create an environment that encourages remarkable innovation. What’s more, this way of doing business helps our employees—as well as our customers and communities across the globe—unleash their potential and lead better lives

We’re excited to discover the unique skills and perspectives you can bring to Microsoft. So we invite you to explore our opportunities and find out how working here can help you achieve your personal and professional goals. 

The unique quality we share globally is the appreciation and respect for diversity. At Microsoft Taiwan, Diversity & Inclusion is not only an approach to meet the needs of increasingly diverse customer base through providing creative and innovative products, services, and solutions, but it is also a company commitment to support an inclusive culture and management practice for our world-class talents.

We are committed to foster an environment where diversity is cultivated-talents from various backgrounds are recruited and retained while their perspectives are truly valued and recognized. This commitment is further implemented into our daily work life – continuous communication and development of our Diversity and Inclusion programs and practices at Microsoft Taiwan through leaders’ lead by example, awareness building, organizing workshops on work-and-life balance for employees’ spectrum of needs. In addition, we also encourage a variety of initiatives, including employee assistance program, and flexible work arrangement such as work from home. Furthermore, we take pride in the amount of work we put in to create a welcoming environment for everyone at Microsoft Taiwan, and will continue to ensure that Microsoft Taiwan is a fun and great place to work for every employee – irrespective of your background.

Global Benefits: You’re more than your job

Employees in India practicing Yoga.
Everyone works differently and is motivated by different things. That’s why we offer competitive pay and a wide assortment of benefits — to help you make the most of your life at work and away from it. In exchange for a job well done, we reward you well, invest in your health and financial future, and —because you are more than your job —make sure you have time to pursue your interests and passions away from the office. Even our products and technologies help you balance work with your life away from work by making it easier to work remotely and manage your schedule. We understand that you’ll enjoy work more and do a better job if you also have a full, rewarding life.

  • A competitive base salary
  • Bonuses based on performance and achievements of objectives
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

Health & Wellbeing
  • Annual Physical Check-up
  • Stay Fit Program

  • Group insurance for employees and dependents
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal accident insurance
  • Mandatory national health insurance and labour insurance

Employee Recognition
  • Stock Award
  • Spot Award
  • GM Award
  • Service Award

Allowance & Subsidy/Discount
  • Holiday allowance for Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, Dragon Boat Festival & Chinese New Year
  • Allowance for special occasions, such as marriage, maternity, and bereavement
  • Social club funding
  • Discounts on Microsoft products and software

Work & Life Balance
  • Work From Home Policy
  • Employee Assistance Program & confidential counseling

Paid Leave
  • Twelve days of annual leave, and fifteen days each year after service of five years, plus one additional day for each additional year of service after the sixth service year; up to 30 days a year.
  • Paid sick leave up to fifteen days a year
  • Maternity leave up to ten weeks for female employees
  • Paternity leave
  • Volunteer leave up to three days each year

Fantastic Office Facilities
  • Bi-weekly Happy Hour (tea breaks) for employees
  • Free breakfast and beverages
  • Private and comfortable nursery rooms
  • Recreational and social areas

Employee Welfare Committee Benefits
  • Year-end party
  • Personal travel allowance
  • Family days
  • Movie days
  • Discounts on massage service, shops and restaurants
  • Sports club activities

  • Career Development
    • Internal & external training
    • Mentoring
    • Career path options & movements across professions
    • Global career opportunities

    Career Development: The door’s wide open

    A mentoring discussion over coffee.
    Whether you choose a management role, dive deep into a technology, or explore multiple professions, you’ll find everything you need to drive your career at Microsoft. It goes beyond training—although with over 2,000 courses available globally in classrooms or online, you’ll have plenty of opportunities for that. We make sure you and your manager dedicate time each year to discussing your career development, and you can access our online career resources anytime. Plus, to give each other a hand in getting ahead, we are all encouraged to choose—or to be—a mentor.

    More Than a Job: While a career at Microsoft will always be about working with smart people, taking on big challenges and defining the future of technology, it's also about enjoying your life. Our people really value the idea having a good life, both at work and away. Our culture, our benefits and our work style truly reflects this.

    Vibrant and Passionate Culture: The passion of our employees is at the very essence of who we are. The energy is totally infectious and the people around you bring out the best in you every day. The camaraderie at Microsoft is unique for a large company.
    Corporate Citizenship
    Microsoft Corporate Citizenship
    Global reach. Local impact.
    Microsoft has a responsibility, based on our mission and values, to promote social and economic opportunity in the communities where we work, live, and do business. That’s why we collaborate with governments and community organizations to address societal needs. Our commitment to enabling societal change and upholding the highest standards of business conduct are a part of what make us proud about working at Microsoft. With the support of our employees and in alliance with our many partners, we will continue to make positive and lasting contributions to society.