Microsoft UK
Microsoft UK
Because Impact Matters

Microsoft UK

Our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

3 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

We asked employees of Microsoft UK how satisfied they are with flexible working, and this is what they told us

Based on 350 employee responses

Location
83%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
81%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
67%
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
63%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
74%
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Autonomy
79%
Employees feel that they can mostly manage how they get their own work done

Benefits spotlight

Wellbeing allowance
Health insurance
Dental coverage
Gym membership
Mental health platform access
Buy or sell annual leave
Shared parental leave
Matched pension contribution
Charity donation scheme
Employee assistance programme
Employee discounts
Volunteer days
Fertility treatment leave
Open to compressed hours
Open to job sharing
Fertility benefits
Enhanced sick pay
Enhanced sick days
Compassionate leave
Travel insurance
20 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Childcare credits
Carer’s leave
Cycle to work scheme
Faith rooms
Annual bonus
Annual pay rises
Company car
Hackathons
Open to part-time employees
Pregnancy loss leave
Life insurance
Equity packages
Financial coaching
Relocation packages
Sabbaticals

Open roles at Microsoft UK

Head of Employee Learning

Reading, United Kingdom

Senior Program Manager

London, United Kingdom

Support Escalation Management

Reading, United Kingdom

Senior Finance Manager Azure Fiber

Romsey/London, United Kingdom

Director of Communications (Industry Solutions Delivery)

Reading, United Kingdom

Cambridge Residency Programme: AI Design Researcher

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Finance Manager (Azure Fiber)

Romsey/London, United Kingdom

Principal Applied Scientist - Search & Recommendation

London, United Kingdom

Principal Software Engineer

United Kingdom

Principal Software Engineer

United Kingdom

Solution Architect Manager

United Kingdom

Senior Data Scientist

United Kingdom

Senior Technical Program Manager

Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Principal Security Researcher

Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Community Research Manager EMEA

London, United Kingdom

Strategic Engagement Manager

London, United Kingdom

Senior Technical Product Manager

United Kingdom

Senior Machine Learning Software Engineer

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Senior Technical Program Manager

United Kingdom

Senior Submarine Project Manager

London, United Kingdom

Regional Data Center Property Manager

London, United Kingdom

Threat Intelligence Librarian

Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Serviceability Manager

Reading, United Kingdom

Senior Cloud Network Engineer

Reading, United Kingdom

Senior Data Scientist

London, United Kingdom

Principal Data Scientist

London, United Kingdom

Principal Technical Program Manager

London, United Kingdom

Commercial Contract Delivery Manager

United Kingdom

Construction Contracts Director – EMEA - Data Center

London, United Kingdom

EMEA Integration and Technical Infrastructure Lead - Execution Oversight Team (EOT)

London, United Kingdom

Cost Management Lead - Execution Oversight Team (EOT)

London, United Kingdom

Cost Management Lead - Execution Oversight Team (EOT)

London, United Kingdom

Principal Researcher – Machine Learning for Game AI - Microsoft Research

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Senior Submarine Operations Manager

London, United Kingdom

Cloud Network Engineer - Azure WAN

London, United Kingdom

Technical Program Manager

London, United Kingdom

Technical Support Engineer Endpoint Protection

Reading, United Kingdom

Senior Software Engineer

London, United Kingdom

Senior Customer Experience Engineer - Azure

Reading, United Kingdom

Senior Construction Program Manager - AWP

United Kingdom

Senior Software Engineer

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Banking Sales Lead, UK

London, United Kingdom

Principal Applied Scientist

Reading, United Kingdom

Digital Cloud Solution Architecture Apps & Infra

Reading, United Kingdom

Senior Researcher – Machine Learning for Healthcare

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Senior Solution Architect – Fastrack for Dynamics 365

United Kingdom

Network Sourcing Manager

United Kingdom

General Manager of Cloud Network Engineering

Romsey, United Kingdom

Cloud Solution Architect

Reading, United Kingdom

Public Sector Leader, UK

Reading, United Kingdom

Senior Technical Program Manager - Software/Telemetry

London, United Kingdom

Service Management Lead - High Performance Computing (HPC)

United Kingdom

Principal Applied Science Manager - Search & Recommendations

London, United Kingdom

Employee reviews

Microsoft UK's employees have anonymously had their say in what they think of the company

Good flexibility and smart co-workers, in a supportive environment focused on getting the very challenging job done

A great company to work for that promotes it's culture beyond the boundaries of the organisation.

I love the approach Microsoft has. It really lets me get on with what I do best.

The people at Microsoft are the best in the industry, but the culture at work, the growth mindset and culture is something that you won't find anywhere else.

Microsoft doesn't just make the right noises but it delivers in terms of flexible working and employee health and benefits.

Come as you are, do what you love. Flexible working times, flexibility re office/ home/ client. I am really happy.

We are empowered to find the right flexibility for our own unique scenario. However, managers need to have more conversations with each of their team members as to what flexibility looks like for them as individuals and then as a team conversation about what the team needs. Otherwise, I think we are extremely fortunate, as a working mum, I don't think I could find as much flexibility elsewhere.

I love working here! Proud to be an employee

Flexibility and culture is what I love the most

As a full-time working mom of two young children, flexibility is incredibly beneficial for me as it enables me to effectively juggle work and family's needs, including my children's school and activities.

Working at Microsoft UK

Company employees

Globally: 220,000

Gender diversity (male:female)

67:33

Office locations

London, Reading, Cambridge, Romsey, Manchester, Edinburgh

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024

Disability Smart Awards

2021

AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards

2023

Disability Confident Leader

2023

100 Great British Employers of Veterans'

2023

Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme: Gold

2020

About us

At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and every organisation on the plant to achieve more. When you join Microsoft, you’re not just taking on a job, you’re embracing a calling. A calling where your individual contributions amplify into a collective force.

Rooted in a growth mindset, Microsoft believes in nurturing potential, embracing change, and lifelong learning. As part of Team Microsoft, you’ll collaborate across boundaries, building upon the ideas of others, unified by our shared mission.

Together, our aspiration become tangible. Consider Microsoft to make world-changing impact.

Because impact matters.

Flexible working at Microsoft UK

At Microsoft, we value and support flexibility as part of our hybrid workplace where every employee can do their best work by working the way they work best. A hybrid workplace is a mix of workstyles across work site, work location and work hours.

Work site

This is the physical place where you work. Work site information provided in a job posting indicates the expectations of working remotely or working on-site. The following information will be listed under the work site field in a job posting:

  • Up to 50% work from home 

  • Up to 100% work from home

  • Microsoft on-site only

A job posting that lists 100% work from home can be applied for by anyone located within the listed country.

Work location

This is the geographic location of your work. Each organization at Microsoft has guidelines related to location flexibility.

“Multiple locations” listed in a job posting means a job can be done from any or several locations within the country listed.

Please make sure to check the work site field on the job posting to know the expectation of the physical place where you work.  

Work hours

This encompasses the hours and days when you work. We encourage employees to work the hours that are best for them and that allow them to deliver according to expectations.

Work schedules can vary depending on individual needs. You will not see any information around work schedule flexibility in a job posting. Your work hours can be discussed with your recruiter and/or hiring manager during the recruiting process. 

No 'one size fits all'

Approach to diversity & inclusion

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is driven by our mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. At Microsoft, we have a long history of innovating to address some of the world's most complex technological challenges.

Find out how we apply that same commitment to innovation to drive positive change in our company and communities. We strive to create an environment that brings the power of diversity to life—where people with different backgrounds and experiences thrive in both their professional and personal lives.

Microsoft hires and develops the best talent, bringing a wide range of perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences to the industry. Employees who represent the markets we serve give us consumer
insight, creativity, and real-time market innovation.

Learn more: Inside
Microsoft | Global Diversity and Inclusion at Microsoft

What do we think of Microsoft UK?

It's wonderful to see such a large company and household name like Microsoft embrace hybrid work. By recognising the value of working hybrid and offering amazing benefits, Microsoft is is cultivating a culture of inclusivity and productivity. From the feedback we received during the Flexification process, it is clear that their team have the opportunity to enjoy greater autonomy and work-life integration.

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Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024

Disability Smart Awards

2021

AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards

2023

Disability Confident Leader

2023

100 Great British Employers of Veterans'

2023

Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme: Gold

2020

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