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Best Job I have Ever Had

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Current Contractor - Service Engineer in Redmond, WA
Current Contractor - Service Engineer in Redmond, WA

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Exposed to latest tech. Awesome Co-Workers and Culture

Cons

Upper Management creating too competitive and stressful environment between team members.
Contractors treated as 2nd class employees.

Advice to Management

Convert more contractors to FTE.

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  1. Great journey so far and looking forward to even better future at Microsoft

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You receive good pay and benefits.
    You get to work on interesting and challenging problems.
    You can decide the pace of your career.
    Microsoft is a huge company with thousands of teams. You can move to learn a different technology in a new team every few years without ever having to move out of the company.

    Cons

    In some teams, heavy competition results in unnecessary politics.
    Work life balance may be affected if you are looking to get promoted in a competitive environment.

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    Sales

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    Current Employee - Product Advisor in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Product Advisor in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Microsoft part-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Culture, Team, Everyone works together to support each other in the process. We don't come to the team to wish that everyone fails. We want everyone to succeed.

    Cons

    Every little thing counts towards you regardless of numbers.

    Advice to Management

    More communication throughout the team. Need to have clearer views of how to move up the corporate ladder.

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