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You can make it work for you

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Contractor - Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
Former Contractor - Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Microsoft as a contractor (More than 5 years)

Pros

* Still great benefits, even though they've been cut a bit * Work with a lot of smart people * You can make your voice heard much of the time * Excellent training opportunities

Cons

* Some people think they're the smart ones, but they're not. You still have to work with them! * Lots of turf battles * Peter Principle applies * If you live in Seattle, it's a miserable drive

Advice to Management

The internecine battles must stop. I really wish you believed in "One Microsoft" as much as you say you do.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (1)

    Awesome technology.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate Account Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Corporate Account Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The best reason to work at Microsoft the people are very smart and willing to help. The salary is very competitive in the market.

    Cons

    Very fast paced and you need to be able to change with the tide. The do need to focus more on what employees provide as feedback.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great, stimulating, challenging place to work.

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

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

    Pros

    The company benefits are pretty solid. Though seems like some benefits are on the downward trend a bit (less HSA contributions.. Leaving gap for deductibles) I am lucky to be on a team with a boss than absolutely believes in me and counts on me. He continues to expose me to senior environments for my career advancement. A supportive boss is really what you need.

    Cons

    Promotion is hard here. Unlike the other companies, the new process makes it a bit vague to the point where we don't know when to ask for, or when things get decided on promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Clear promotion track needs to be developed


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