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A lot of potential if you can attract the right people

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Contractor - Senior Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
Current Contractor - Senior Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA

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

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

Pros

There is almost limitless opportunity to learn technology and advance with some of the brightest people in the technology industry today.

Cons

Depending on the division you're in, you could be stuck with middle management that unfortunately has been around too long and no longer have a passion to see their team excel and therefore you live under that shadow.

Advice to Management

Get rid of middle management that have been around too long. Seek fresh leadership that cultivates morale and ups the motivation of each team.

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  1. Good company but managers can have a huge impact on your satisfaction

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Microsoft has some challenging work, and you are typically working with really smart people. The benefits are quite good and they have paid holidays.

    Cons

    The biggest con is the stupid stack ranking - if you hire great people to begin with, you shouldn't have to get rid of 5-10% each year. Time will tell if the changes recently implemented will actually filter down to the individual contributor.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that people are your greatest asset


  2. Great opportunity to experience the broad industry and work with some amazing people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Columbus, OH

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great products, great people, great opportunity to impact those products

    Cons

    There is 100% Travel, and the size of company makes is less agile

    Advice to Management

    Lower consulting rates


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