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Being a Vendor at MSFT

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA

I worked at Microsoft as a contractor (less than an year)

Pros

This is a company that realizes that there is more work than there are resources. They reached out giving me a challenge and a very purposeful short term position

Cons

The company has a 100 day break rule for A- vendors.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There are a lot of very capable people that when needed are happy to respond to your call. I advice is to keep a "we want you back" list available to your recruiters...may save you some money from outsourcing and re-interviewing.

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Incredible opportunities, great people, erratic leadership

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Worldwide possibilities
    Any possible job function
    Stable company, great benefits
    Exciting products, smart people, fun competition

    Cons

    Erratic leadership
    Unclear roles and responsibility
    Insane levels of politics affecting nearly all organizations
    Review system creates backstabbing incentives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate the entire partner program. Fire KT and most of his acolytes. Revamp the SMSG organization to support marketing most critical products. Re-read Clayton Christensen and then go back to really fire KT and restructure SMSG.

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    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Microsoft is a great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    There are many opportunities at Microsoft to work on wide range of products, from consumers oriented to enterprise products. Surrounded by a lot of smart people. Overall, people are willing to help others cross group without having to go through management. Good health benefits.

    Cons

    Performance review is not great, greatly depends on management 2 levels above of you which sometimes can be way out of touch so visibility is a key. For larger project, it takes great amount of time to get buy off from big committee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find some way to embrace the small team mobility. It's increasingly frustrating to have to get feedbacks from partners across orgs who is out of touch with the industry. Having a retirement incentive for those old-timers.

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    No opinion of CEO
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