How to work in the Moscow office of Microsoft
Russian Corporate Headquarters Microsoft occupies four floors of one of the buildings of the business park "Krylatskiye hills." Here sit specialists to promote different products - for banks, telecom sector, small businesses, public customers and others. There is also the marketing department, the Department of Finance, PR, HR and customer support. In addition, on the second floor sitting Microsoft evangelists, are engaged in the promotion and development of new technologies. All they can work from the office or remotely. Let's see how the working process in the company.
the number of stages of interviews in Microsoft declined markedly in recent years. Who is the candidate passes four or five interviews. Among them - a meeting with an employee of the department HR, line manager and manager of the adjacent units. Communication with the latter helps to better evaluate the career prospects of human growth. The company does not use tests. evaluate the competence of candidates during the interview. For top managers and interns have business cases. They help to find out how people behave in the case.
The decision on employment is taken collectively: all the members of the selection process come together and discuss the short list of candidates. Regardless of the results of staff HR-department communicate with all applicants for a vacancy and inform the decision. Subsequently, the person that does not have a job, can go to a new job - it is important to leave a good impression at all.
The working day officially lasts from 9 to 18 hours, but the staff are not required to carry out his office. They can be operated remotely, communicating with colleagues using the Lync client. Share files and appointments are made by a corporate social network Yammer. Some employees believe that if you do not get to do the work from your smartphone, you do not work very effectively. The most popular gadget, of course, Lumia.
In order to adapt the new employees have NEO program (New Employee Orientation). It is designed for a single day in which to serve newcomers leaders of different segments - you can immediately see which way is interesting to develop his career.
All employees have the key priorities for the year. Once a quarter, the manager discusses their progress with each. by HR professionals are watching as workers show themselves, and create a bench for the different positions of those who can replace the head of the now or in the next three years. This allows you to quickly close the job at the expense of internal reserves.
The company also has a shadowing system: a potential successor as the shadow follows the head, watching as he does business. On the one hand, it allows you to prepare in advance the replacement of the manager, on the other - gives the chief a fresh look at his work. At the same time, in order to get any office, employees must undergo a series of interviews on a par with candidates from outside. Microsoft says that it allows you to find the most worthy candidate.
The Russians can also pursue a career in one of the offices of foreign corporations. And the demand not only engineers but also experts in marketing. You can also become a member of a rotation program, and for six weeks to go on an internship in a foreign office.
Office planned to oupenspeysa format. In addition to standard jobs, have recreational areas, where you can also sit down with a laptop. In order for employees to find each other, we developed a navigation system and color zoning, for example, you can schedule an appointment on the fifth floor in the red zone. Some tables are built wireless charging for phones. In addition to standard negotiation meeting, there are places for individual work or talking on the phone.
The head office is sitting in his office with glass walls. The company said that he often communicates with the staff: anyone can write a letter to him, or to get to a meeting.
The business center has two parking spaces. Learn about the availability, you can use a special mobile application, developed by one of Microsoft employees. In the summer, very popular veloparkovki, as well as a place on the balcony and the lawn near the office where you can work with a laptop or chat with colleagues.
The food in the office
From 9 to 10 am in the Windows-cafe on the first floor is poured free coffee. The office center has a dining room - you can buy the noodles from the wok, sushi, pasta or soup. On the stand hanging tips about nutrition, cost his employees are compensated.
Several times a day, bringing fresh fruit to the office. Especially popular are bananas: everyone knows that their time - 16 hours.
Education and Entertainment
In addition to mandatory training on new products, Microsoft has courses for certain departments. Every quarter there is a new schedule, and any employee can sign up for training.
Microsoft compensates for part of the purchase costs of subscriptions to health clubs and allocates money to corporate teams in football, basketball and volleyball. Many employees are also involved in a run after work: in the office center there is an exit to the park. Also near Krylatsky cycle track, where you can ride a bike. In the office you can play kicker or Xbox.
Holidays in Microsoft decided to celebrate inside the departments. Only in the New Year it is arranged with a common corporate awarding distinguished employees and performances. It also runs a children's day, when the children of employees can come to the office and find out where their parents go every day.