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"Being a Vendor at MSFT"

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Former Contractor - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
Former Contractor - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

This is a company that realizes that there is more work than there are resources. They reached out giving me a challenge and a very purposeful short term position

Cons

The company has a 100 day break rule for A- vendors.

Advice to Management

There are a lot of very capable people that when needed are happy to respond to your call. I advice is to keep a "we want you back" list available to your recruiters...may save you some money from outsourcing and re-interviewing.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Improving but still some ways to go"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Biggest pro is that Microsoft deals with some of the toughest problems to solve and also has some of the best brains in the business working on these tough problems. The company also has a lot of areas in which it invests so there is no dearth of new challenges.

    Cons

    Biggest cons are beaureaucracy in the management that slow down progress and a lack of willingess in the management team to push the boundaries unless a competitor is already kicking butt.


  2. "Passion, vision and values"

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    Current Employee - Group Manager in Issaquah, WA
    Current Employee - Group Manager in Issaquah, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    the ability to live your values is very important to me. and I can do that here. I love the passion of the people I work with, they are smart, talented and have a strong desire to do a great job.

    Cons

    the rating system is still confusing. the workload is way too much, and there is a perception here that if you do not 'take it on' you are not as highly valued.. however, from my experience this is the same in other organizations.

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