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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
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

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.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Darwinian Chaos

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Solution Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Contractor - Solution Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.


  2. Helpful (4)

    A company losing trust due to a sea of politics, destructive stack ranking, micro managed scorecards and non-innovation.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lovely campus, financially healthy, good only for fresh hires, windows is sold at cheap price.

    Cons

    1. Stack ranking is a killer that promotes people to work against each other, backstabbing, etc. 2. No innovation 3. Non-competitive in nature 4. Always late to market 5. No reward for technical skills 6. Poor decision makers in higher management. 7. Long release cycles 8. Bureaucracy and Politics overrrides everything including healthy competition.

    Advice to Management

    I am sure there is no need to advice to management as the whole management chain is rotten.


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