With its products used widely throughout the world, it’s no mystery that Microsoft has such international name recognition. But for security clearance holders, it may come as a surprise that working with Microsoft means your impact isn’t limited to the U.S. – it’s felt around the world. Here are three ways that working for Microsoft makes you a part of a global force for good.

1. You have the resources and expertise of Microsoft teammates across the globe.

Not only does Microsoft have offices in Redmond, WA and Reston, VA – but across the entire world. That means you can draw on the knowledge, experiences, and resources that only an international team can provide.

“What makes a career at Microsoft so unique is that we are a global company, and we’re delivering technical solutions, innovation, and transformation globally,” said Jamal, a Senior Consultant working in Reston.

“When I joined the company, [the unique advantage] is that there is a worldwide community of support. No longer is it, ‘Oh, Jamal doesn’t know the answer,’ and I throw my hands up. There may be someone that already has the algorithm, already has the code figured out, and it’s just a matter of sharing that information. That was something that truly opened my eyes, working for Microsoft.”

2. Microsoft’s mission is as diverse as the people it serves.

While we all can name common Microsoft products, its work expands well beyond the screen.

“I’m very proud to work for a company that has a global mission across multiple sectors: health sector, government sector, education sectors,” says Jamal.

“What makes a career at Microsoft so unique is that we are a global company, and we’re delivering technical solutions, innovation, and transformation globally.”

That opportunity to serve a greater cause is an incredible motivator for many Microsoft employees.

“What motivates me to do the work that I do with Microsoft is its impact. It’s being part of a community that’s bigger than yourself, and you get to further things that are just unbelievable. We’re solving world problems, and it’s just amazing to be a part of that,” explains Laura, a Senior Consultant in Reston.

3. Working at Microsoft lets you travel the world – both literally and virtually.

Consider for a moment all the people you know who use Microsoft Word, Outlook, Teams, Edge, or any number of Microsoft products. Now imagine all the millions you don’t know. It’s safe to say that Microsoft products are part of the daily life of hundreds of millions of people around the world. That’s the worldwide footprint your work has when you work for Microsoft.

“It’s fun to be able to deliver applications that people enjoy using, and everybody uses, and it becomes a part of everyday life,” says Brett, a Site Reliability Engineer in Reston. “There are Microsoft employees all over the world in various countries, all working together.”

Often Microsoft’s worldwide footprint expands beyond the digital and lets you travel the globe to see this impact firsthand.

“What makes a career at Microsoft unique is the many possibilities, the possibilities that can take you worldwide, that can take you into your own community, but you can get pulled off onto a project or asked to do a project in another country,” explains Laura.

“It is really exciting to get that call or that email saying, ‘Hey, can you go to Kuala Lumpur?’”

The company takes seriously its mission “To empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.” It’s this kind of worldwide footprint that cleared professionals can expect to have at Microsoft.


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