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Empowering

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Contractor - Design Verification Engineer in Seattle, WA
Current Contractor - Design Verification Engineer in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Microsoft as a contractor (More than 3 years)

Pros

Let you do your thing Huge learning opportunities Access to the latest technology No micromanagement from the managers Encourage initiative

Cons

Limited opportunities for advancement Some office politics is unavoidable Everything takes very long

Advice to Management

Talk to engineers, not middle management

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (1)

    Solid coding in a varied but silo'd environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Tons of within-company opportunities, lots of data to work with, you can find great people, your work affects millions and millions of people.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, engineering practices lag industry standards in many teams, the organization is anything but lean, there are plenty of leeches.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way, any way, to get rid of the bottom 20% without hurting morale. Stop growing if that's what's causing lax hiring? Communicate shareholder value goals all the way down to the base, and encourage quantitative thinking about scenarios instead of fuzzy story-telling.


  2. Microsoft is a great place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CPR Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - CPR Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You are rewarded on what you do, not who you know.

    Cons

    New health care plan after Obamacare implemented a 40% tax on Cadillac plans.


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