Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Great Place to Work Institute Names Microsoft World’s Best Workplace

The Great Place to Work® Institute just announced its first ever World’s Best Multinational Workplaces List. And guess who’s #1 on that list my friends? Microsoft. What an honor to be named to such a prestigious list of companies! But what does all this mean and how were we chosen for this award? Though several […]

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NBA lockout inspires real world job search advice

Watching the nightly news recently got me thinking about the economy, the NBA lockout, and what the players were doing with all of the extra time on their hands. Then I read a story about Tony Parker and how he is playing basketball in Europefor a sum of money much more modest than his regular […]

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The Microsoft Cookbook: Good food, good stories, good cause

I’m not sure if you know about this, but Microsoft has this really awesome internal newsletter that goes out to all our employees. In a way it reminds me of my university’s newspaper because it keeps me connected to all the happenings at the company; whether that’s breaking industry news or the latest gossip. What […]

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What gives? Microsoft employees go all out in October

The 2011 Giving Campaign at Microsoft is in full swing. ‘Softies are giving. Giving time, giving money, giving resources. All to help their favorite nonprofit and community organizations reach their goals of helping others. And the signs of giving are everywhere. No really. I mean real, tangible signs. On my way to lunch today I […]

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The Microhood: Big data, cloud computing and a million gigs a day

Here at JobsBlog one of our goals is to pull back the cover on jobs at Microsoft and give you a no-holds-barred look into the lives of ‘Softies. We’re trying to get more first person accounts of different jobs and teams at Microsoft. It’s like getting to know all the people in our neighborhood; nay […]

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Microsoft employee photographers’ book now available

Back in February, we shared the story of Larry Golden and the team behind the homegrown Photographers@Microsoft book, which last year raised $60K for the United Way. When we last talked to him, Larry was just kicking off the planning for Volume 3, and I was excited to see on the Photographers@Microsoft page on Facebook the newest edition is […]

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