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"Two Classes of Worker"

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Former Contractor - Program Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Former Contractor - Program Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Very flexible regarding work environment (lots of opportunity to work in a virtual environment), great opportunity to learn and apply new skills, global workforce.

Cons

There are two class of workers. Blue Badges and Orange Badges. Many of the people who work at MS are orange badges, meaning they work similar to full time employees, but are actually vendors or internal contractors. This means you can work for years without benefits of being a true employee.

Also in the past few years other companies have made some of the technologies that are much better and more advanced then what is coming out of MS.

Advice to Management

Recognize the contributions of the orange badges!

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Great experience - worked there for 11 years!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I worked at Microsoft for 11 years and had a great experience. Great people, amazing learning experience, and good career growth/opportunities.

    Cons

    Depending on the manager and group, the work/life balance can be challenging

    Advice to Management

    Re-look at the performance management system
    Don't risk innovation and giving employees ability to be creative for continuing to cut budget/costs


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    "Microsoft"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, good technology and so so benefits

    Cons

    bureaucratic to the nth degree

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the review model and the scorecard

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