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Good company, keeps you on your toes and with not much downtime.

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Former Employee - Sales Desk Associate in Issaquah, WA
Former Employee - Sales Desk Associate in Issaquah, WA

I worked at Microsoft as a contractor (more than an year)

Pros

Great company values. Environment is full of ambitious and motivated individuals. Management encourages staff to grow and utilize all skill sets. Team works strongly together and collaborates as much as possible.

Cons

Overworked and underpaid. Expectations not so clear. Management is fixated on quantity not so much quality and does not realize the stress put onto the team. Leaders Ignore the fact that people are overworking to please but this is expected.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Acknowledge what is really happening and really truly understand the frustrations of the team. Work together to make the team better and don't undermine the hard work of individuals even if they don't take on multiple projects.

Recommends
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    Challenging and frustrating

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    People, and most of the products

    Cons

    Microsoft does not do change well, the transition right now is hard on everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk about change management, have leadership go thru change management process, build a vision. Bringing your "A game" to work everyday is not a vision, especially when the "game" you are playing in is all wrong.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great place for college hires

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very talented and smart employees from diverse international backgrounds. Challenging assignments with solid reward for individual contribution. Great learning opportunities.

    Cons

    At this time, leadership is internally focused on corporate organization structure, new management, and revising employee review/evaluation process and missing critical input from customers and marketplace innovation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would love to see senior execs sharpen vision on innovation to lead the industry and not just follow and adapt to changes in the market.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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