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Good place to start off as a college graduate

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Current Contractor - User Experience Designer in Redmond, WA
Current Contractor - User Experience Designer in Redmond, WA

I have been working at Microsoft as a contractor (Less than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Flexible hours and friendly people.

Cons

Lots of work coming in at random times, so it can be a little hard to separate work from social life.

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  1. Darwinian Chaos

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    Former Contractor - Solution Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Contractor - Solution Manager in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Always lots to do, can be as good as you make it.

    Cons

    Impressive inefficiencies, constant churn, powerpoint culture,

    Advice to Management

    Allow processes and strategies to mature for at least a year before changing things, the constant churn is exhausting.


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    A group of very smart, sometime passionate, people led by confused management.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's Microsoft. Big, influential company in many markets. Very diverse employees and accepting of everyone. (Personally impressed by this)

    Cons

    It's Microsoft. Big, influential company that, while diverse, seems to be led by a lot of old white dudes. Leaders represent a socially awkward group reaching for the next big thing while releasing questionable product quality at launch.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency. Less red tape. Listen to your employees and first level managers. Invest well to get your products right the first time. Stop telling customers that your competitors are bad and just make better products.


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