Meet Microsoft

Where do you want to go? Imagine the opportunities you’ll have in a company with over 100,000 employees in more than 100 countries, working on hundreds of products.

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Cool stuff happens here

When smart people who are excited about technology get together, what they create can change the world. Microsoft spans the globe, but campuses have cool features that feel like a start-up, like foosball tables, soccer fields, basketball courts and other ways to blow off steam, plus places to eat and just hang out. Get around town free and easy with Connector shuttles and go from campus to campus or building to building in a chauffeured Prius ride. This isn’t your parents’ Microsoft.

Benefits and Perks

Our employees work hard, and we believe in making sure we’re giving back to them—both at and away from the office. Here’s a list of our most popular benefits and perks for new graduates—but really, this is just the beginning.

Leading health and wellness care:
  • Medical and hospitalization: Industry-leading health coverage, more than many other companies offer.
  • Vision care: One annual eye exam and reimbursement for one pair of glasses or contacts per calendar year.
  • Dental care: Choose between a basic plan or a plan that covers more—including orthodontic services.
  • Physician house calls: Yes, that’s right. In the Seattle area, doctors can come to you, 24 hours a day.
  • 24-hour health line: Receive useful, easy-to-understand information 24x7 to help you make sound healthcare decisions.
  • Free on-campus health screenings and flu shots: Taking care of yourself is as easy as picking up lunch with our on-site Living Well Health Center.
  • And so much more, including life insurance, disability insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, group legal coverage, dependent and healthcare flexible spending accounts, weight management programs and office ergonomics support.
Savings and investments:
  • 401(k) Plan: We match 50 cents on every dollar you defer pre-tax up to a pre-tax contribution rate of 6 percent for a maximum matching contribution of 3 percent of your eligible compensation. You can also contribute up to 7 percent of your eligible compensation on an after-tax basis.
  • Employee stock purchase plan: Each quarter, we can purchase Microsoft stock at a 10% discount off the market price during a defined purchase period.
  • Goal planner investment program: Save money from your after-tax (net) pay for anticipated future expenses. Benefit from your own personal discount brokerage account, direct investment deposits through payroll deduction and financial planning tools.
Training and development:

In addition to tuition and textbook reimbursement for approved work-related course, we offer amazing internal resources such as technical, management and professional development classes, a visiting speaker series, TechFest and even our own library.

Time off:

15 paid vacation days, 10 paid sick-leave days and 8 paid US holidays, plus two personal days to call your own each year.

  • Volunteer and gift matching: Donate cash, stock or products to your favorite nonprofit agency, and we’ll match dollar-for-dollar up to $15,000 per year. Volunteer your time in the community, and we will donate $17 per hour to the eligible organizations you serve.
  • Gyms and fitness: We offer paid memberships to full-service gyms or extra dollars in your pocket to spend on your own fitness program.
  • On-campus retail shops and sports fields: Work and play at the campus social hub, The Commons, which offers a salon and mini-day spa, mail center, bank and 11 different restaurants. Spend your free time browsing our retail shops for the latest bike and ski gear. Drop off your dry cleaning. Join in a pickup soccer, basketball or cricket game on our sports fields. Play an impromptu round of Xbox with co-workers.
  • Sports equipment check out: Need a break? Check out Frisbees, basketballs, soccer balls, bocce balls, footballs, volleyballs and even bicycles to enjoy the most our campus has to offer.
  • On-campus cafes and kitchens: On our Redmond campus alone, we have 33 cafes, 37 espresso stands and 500 kitchenettes stocked with 35 different types of free beverages. Our employees eat 35,000 meals a day, and we’re the only “3 star green” corporate dining operation in the world!
  • Microsoft Connector shuttle and bus fleet: 55 Wi-Fi and power enabled coaches and shuttles transport employees from their Seattle-area homes to work and back, saving 200,000 car rides per year. Once on campus, our shuttles make hopping from building to building quick and easy. During your interviews, you’ll get a preview of this service via our exclusive Recruit Shuttle.
  • Social clubs: From dodgeball to photography to theater, we’ve probably got the social club for you—and if we don’t, start one!
  • Discounts: Enjoy substantial savings on Microsoft products through our company store. Take advantage of tons of nationwide and local lifestyle discounts, like restaurants, travel, spa services, pet care and car repair. Our employees also get special offers and discounts for technology, arts, entertainment and sporting events.
  • Flexibility: Whether you are an early bird or a late riser, flexible work hours allow you to work when you are at your best. Our dress code is simple: you have your own style; we expect you to bring it.
  • Electric Car Charging Stations: Access the ChargePoint Network, an open-platform network of electric vehicle charging stations throughout our Redmond campus and around the globe.

Events and Programs

Here is a taste of the many Microsoft programs to help you learn, risk, achieve, and grow.

  • Microsoft Garage: This is both a community and a physical space where members empower grassroots innovation at Microsoft. This is the place to incubate prototypes, websites, and tools. Use the Garage to test out your ideas and fuel your creativity.
  • TechFest: Attend an annual employees-only gathering where you can hear innovators from worldwide Microsoft Research computing labs demonstrate and get feedback on their projects.
  • Visiting Speaker Series: Come be inspired by some of the best thinkers and doers in business and technology.
  • Breakfast Series: Start the day—over a free breakfast—by learning about new strategies, business plans, and products.
  • Microsoft Mentor Program: Partner with a seasoned employee who knows the ropes and can help you develop your skills, achieve your goals, and find your way within the company.
  • Sports Teams: When your corporate campus has playing fields, you might as well play! Cricket, soccer, flag football, ultimate Frisbee, dodge ball, volleyball, and softball are among the many team sports you can get in on here.
  • Microsoft Volunteer Network: Enjoy the rewards of helping others by using the Microsoft volunteer matching system to find opportunities to match your interests, skills, and schedule.
  • Employee Resource Groups, Employee Networks and Employee social groups: Connect with other employees with common interests. Chances are you’ll find a network of people with similar interests and/or needs at Microsoft from people who like to cook to those who love cats you can find a community.
  • After Hours Gaming League: Show off your gaming skills and represent Microsoft in gaming competitions against other companies. The AHGL is a fun, modern twist to the traditional recreational softball league where employee compete in a highly competitive environment.
  • Microsoft Commons: The "town center" of Microsoft’s Redmond campus, featuring a variety of retail dining options, convenience services, meeting spaces, live music and sports facilities—all situated in an inviting urban-market atmosphere.

Our Businesses

Our Teams, Your Opportunities

Microsoft is organized into several major functions and disciplines to deliver exceptional devices and services to billions of people and millions of businesses worldwide. Individual but connected, we work in small teams to focus on a specific function or discipline. Then those teams collaborate with one another to ensure compatibility and communication across our inventions.

What this means for you is depth and breadth of opportunity. We offer a variety of jobs, spanning our many technologies in offices around the world. Come to Microsoft to meet and learn from interesting and talented people, and to make a real impact on the world.

Advanced Strategy and Research

The Advanced Strategy and Research group focuses on research, trustworthy computing, the intersection of technology and policy, and our cross-company view of key new technology trends. Teams include Microsoft Research, Trustworthy Computing Group, Technology Policy Group, Startup Business Group, and the Strategic Software and Silicon Architectures Team.

Advertising and Strategy

The Advertising and Strategy group partners with the Marketing group and acts as a multidisciplinary specialty team that oversees a range of projects involving advertising, strategy, media, compete, research, brand, data, and analytics.

Applications and Services

The Applications and Services group leads broad applications and services—core technologies in productivity, communication, search, and other information categories. Here you'll find the research and development teams across Microsoft Office, Office 365, SharePoint, Exchange, Yammer, Lync, Skype, SkyDrive, Bing, Bing Apps, MSN, and the Advertising platforms and business group.

Business Development and Evangelism

The Business Development and Evangelism group builds the company's relationships with key OEMs, strategic innovation partners, independent software vendors, and developers. This group includes Developer and Platform Evangelism, Corporate Strategy, and business development teams.

Cloud and Enterprise

The Cloud and Enterprise group builds and powers the company's computing platforms, developer tools, and cloud services, including the Cloud OS, Microsoft's next-generation back-end platform. Teams include Visual Studio, SQL Server, Windows Azure, Windows Server, System Center, Windows Intune, and the physical data centers.


The Microsoft Devices Group is responsible for development, manufacturing and supply chain management for Microsoft’s entire family of first party devices. Personal devices spanning tablets, smart phones, feature phones and wearables to large screen devices like Xbox and Perceptive Pixel are all created by the worldwide teams within the Microsoft Devices Group. With leading brands including Surface, Xbox, and Nokia the Microsoft Devices Group partners with the rest of Microsoft to bring high value scenarios to life for billions of customers around the world.


The worldwide Finance organization includes teams for acquisitions, treasury activities, tax planning, accounting and reporting, internal auditing, and investor relations.

Human Resources

The Human Resources group is responsible for global staffing, compensation, benefits, organizational development, diversity, and workplace culture.

Legal and Corporate Affairs

The Legal and Corporate Affairs group oversees the company's intellectual property portfolio, patent licensing business, and government affairs, public policy, corporate citizenship, and philanthropic work.


The Marketing group reaches and engages consumers, businesses, and employees globally and is a single, unified group across products, services, and devices. The group is home to centralized and connected advertising, brand, communications, and media teams.

Microsoft Business Solutions

The Microsoft Business Solutions group focuses on development, sales, marketing, and operations for Microsoft Dynamics, a portfolio of business tools that includes Dynamics CRM and Dynamics ERP.

Operating Systems

The Operating Systems group leads the strategy and development of operating systems across consoles, mobile devices, PCs, and back-end systems. This team builds the platform and experience showcased in Windows, Windows Phone, and Xbox devices. It also includes core cloud services for the operating system.

Sales, Marketing, and Services Group (SMSG)

SMSG delivers our family of devices and services to customers and partners all over the world. It includes worldwide sales, field marketing, services, support, IT, licensing, commercial operations, and Microsoft Stores teams.

We’re practically everywhere

While we have offices in nearly every city across the country (and globe), we typically hire new grads and interns into the locations featured here. We encourage you to pursue available opportunities wherever you are or would like to go. So dig a little deeper on this page, and find out where you can do what you like to do.


Located in hubs of the Asia-Pacific region, Beijing and Shanghai are playing an increasingly significant role in Microsoft’s global innovation strategy. Teams focus on five major R&D directives, including mobile and embedded technologies, web technology products and services, digital entertainment, and servers and cloud computing, and emerging markets.

Czech Republic

Prague is a key global software engineering location for Skype and considered a center of excellence for our next generation cloud based communication. We enjoy an extremely diverse culture and get our kicks from building great products that bring people all over the world together.

Our office has all the comforts you'd expect, with comfortable communal areas, foosball to let off steam and a well-stocked fridge. We often head out of the office for lunch together, so you'll get to enjoy the fantastic value the many restaurants of the city have to offer. We work alongside our colleagues around the world on projects like, the Lync web app and ensuring Skype provides our users with the best possible service.


The campus is a genuine showcase of diversity with highly skilled software engineers of more than 40 different nationalities; if you have an international mentality and love the feeling of powering the world, you’ll fit right in.


Microsoft runs six business units in India that represent the complete Microsoft product lifecycle -from contributing to product development, to researching alongside the best for solutions that look at emerging markets, to supporting businesses worldwide, to marketing world-class products. If you are looking to make a difference, this is the place to be.


Employees in our Dublin office have the opportunity to collaborate across products and teams in this diverse workplace with a breadth of international-focused technologies. Our office includes amenities like Microsoft company store, on-site gym, a subsidized canteen, and a Starbucks coffee shop.


The Israel Research and Development Center is strategically situated in two main locations. Herzeliya, heartland of Israel's high tech industry and Haifa, with the vision to harness the talent and innovation of the Israeli high-tech industry (the largest startup community outside the U.S.) and build global products and technologies in key growth areas. The center is comprised of core product efforts and incubations in the areas such as big data and business intelligence, cloud, machine learning and personalization.


Microsoft Japan has headquarters in Shinagawa and multiple regional offices around the country. We also have branch offices in Hokkaido, Tohoku, Kitakanto, Chubu, Kansai, Chugoku and Kyushu. We offer a unique community of smart and passionate people who truly enjoy tackling technology’s biggest challenges and driving the innovations that impact how the world lives, works and plays. If you’re interested in Microsoft Jobs in Japan with endless possibilities, Microsoft wants to talk with you.


Our Norwegian development center drives Microsoft’s enterprise search strategy. We're a diverse collection of talented individuals based across offices in Oslo, Trondheim and Troms who enjoy big challenges.

Delivering search technology to the most demanding companies around the world, developers are working on search, Big Data, machine learning, massive scale, cloud service delivery, and app experiences across all devices here. Ranked “#1 Great Place to Work in 2013,” this campus includes amenities such as table tennis, foosball, and skateboarding – all allowed inside.


Microsoft is based at 34 locations in Russia. Our main campus is in Moscow, where most of our business groups are based. Russia is home to both Dynamics’s ERP development team and Skype's media streaming platform team. A collection of some of Eastern Europe’s sharpest minds who get a kick out of creating technology that is used by millions.


Microsoft development center in Serbia is becoming widely recognized across Microsoft as a center of excellence for the following domains: computational algebra engines, pattern recognition, object classification, computational geometry and core database systems. The common theme uniting all of the efforts within the development center is applied mathematics.

Our teams maintain collaboration with engineers from various Microsoft development centers around the world (Redmond, Israel, India, Ireland and China), and Microsoft researchers from Redmond, Cambridge and Asia.


Stockholm is home to Skype's talented real-time media and mobile engineering teams. We're constantly pushing the boundaries of technology so that people can stay connected wherever, whenever. Our text, voice and video make it simple to share experiences with the people that matter to you, wherever they are. It’s all made possible by the people who work here.

A city on water, Stockholm is perched upon 14 islands with an archipelago boasting over 2400 more. Natural beauty aside, it's known for its architecture, parks and lively nightlife, which comes into its own in the summertime when everyone takes advantage of the long summer nights. Our award winning office is in a beautiful converted brewery and is the center of excellence for Real Time Media.

United Kingdom

Microsoft U.K. has multiple offices throughout England, with its main campus located in Reading. All our offices in the U.K. have breakout areas to allow everyone to get their hands on our latest gadgets. We also have subsidized restaurants plus a host of clubs and social activities for our employees. In the U.K., Microsoft is among the top three best large workplaces according to the U.K. Great Place to Work Awards.

United States

Redmond, Washington is home to Microsoft Headquarters and nearly every product group, technologies span from low level kernel development to natural user interface, and includes everything in between. No matter what you are interested in, you will find it here.

Microsoft also has campuses located in Mountain View, California, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Fargo, North Dakota, and Raleigh, North Carolina.

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