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Since its inception in 1975, Microsoft's mission has been to create software for the personal computer that empowers and enriches people in the workplace, at school and at home. Microsoft's early vision of a computer on every desk and in every home is coupled today with a strong commitment to Internet- related technologies that expand the power and reach of the PC and its users. You can help shape the industry in nearly countless ways, all while gaining invaluable experience.
Opportunities across the board
The growing demand for NT-based computing solutions, locally and internationally, leaves no shortage of employment opportunities at Microsoft. Many of the product development and corporate operations positions are at the main campus in Redmond, WA, but Microsoft also has cutting-edge career opportunities at locations throughout the United States. Sales & Marketing. Consulting. Premier Enterprise Technical Support and Technical Account Management. The list continues.
Why employees like Microsoft
Based upon dozens of interviews with a cross-section of Microsoft employees, the most common reasons people give about why they enjoy working with the software leader are: being able to have a positive impact on so many people; the stock options; always getting to learn about the latest technologies; getting to work with smart and supportive coworkers; the ability to grow within the company; the abundant resources; the wide range of opportunities; always being included in the decision-making process; being able to assert opinions without fear of reprisal; the flexible work atmosphere.
Microsoft and Diversity
Microsoft's commitment to diversity is proactive, ongoing, and takes many forms.
On campus, Microsoft employees may join company-sponsored employee groups such as The Women's Group, or other special-interest groups (Gay, Lesbian, Working Parents, etc.). Employee groups support networking, social activities, community outreach, continuing education and career development.
The Women's Group charter is to attract, develop, and retain great female employees at Microsoft. It was founded in the Fall of 1990, and promotes an environment that recognizes and respects diversity in the workplace. In particular, the group seeks solutions to the issues that affect women in business, in addition to providing a support forum for one another. Members are active in promoting women's technical and career development within Microsoft, and host educational activities and scholarships for young women within the community.
Microsoft also maintains strong relationships with organizations such as Women in Technology International, Society of Women Engineers, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, and Black Data Processors Association. They participate in outreach programs such as a K-12 Program that exposes pre-college, minority students to technology and provides internships.
Put your resume on file with Microsoft. E-mail your resume in ASCII text format to: firstname.lastname@example.org (indicate job code E42y60101 and contact information within the text of your resume) or mail to: Microsoft Corporation, Attn: Recruiting E42y60101, One Microsoft Way, STE 303, Redmond, WA 98052-8303. No phone calls please. Microsoft offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits. We are an equal opportunity employer and support workplace diversity.
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