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Treats Vendors Very Well

Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

I have been working at Microsoft as a contractor

Pros

-great managers
-good on the job training and resources available
-multi faceted role

Cons

-more emphasis necessary on career development

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  1. Good people, but management is hit or miss.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Working from home definitely makes it easier to balance work-life, especially if you have a long commute or a family that demands much of your attention.

    Cons

    Sometimes upper management gets annoyed by the empty offices during the day, even though the work is clearly getting done. The review process can be cumbersome, and even though you may have exceeded all of your goals for the review period, you just can't expect management to rate your performance fairly. It all depends on your manager, and whether or not he/she'll stick his/her neck out for you.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees, Recognize the sharp, hard-working individuals, before they go find another gig.


  2. Microsoft is a safe place to work, innovative, motivated to improve it's situation

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Test Lead in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Principal Test Lead in Seattle, WA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -So many brilliant individuals
    -Constantly improving its HR processes and personnel review system
    -Executives listen to employees
    -So many great businesses to work for, if your tastes change wrt the type of products or technologies to work on it's very easy to move between products or business groups
    -Is in the process of redefining itself and it's focus on devices and services
    -The engineering teams have a good focus on product quality
    -Satya as CEO

    Cons

    -Like any very large company there can be some bureaucracy that slows down the engineering teams
    -The company as a whole can be slow to change, though smaller businesses can usually respond to market changes a lot more quickly if they don't have a dependency on a slower business group.

    Advice to Management

    -Continue the mission of focusing on devices + services


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