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Its War. War with others on your team, war with other teams, war with other divisions. War with everybody and it sucks.

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Former Contractor - Senior Software Architect in Redmond, WA
Former Contractor - Senior Software Architect in Redmond, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Always work to do and there is never a shortage of people who have software problems you can help fix.

Cons

They tend to hire a lot of Jr. level people and then have the Sr. people clean up the messes. Marketing is all powerful but doesn't understand technology. The most innovative projects get cut or filled with bad people.

Advice to Management

Stop the stack raking n all forms, allow teams to work together to a common goal, stop hiring idiots to fill empty seats.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Software Development Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    lots of Innovation, very competitive compensation

    Cons

    steep learning curve, nothing else I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Microsoft is a terrific company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities to move around big transition and re-org big ecosystem friendly peers benefits good work to life balance

    Cons

    big company, I like this, but others may not. There are times when it's super busy but it is not always busy.


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