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"Two Classes of Worker"

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  • Senior Management
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. Helpful (3)

    "Product Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Product Advisor in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Product Advisor in Costa Mesa, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brand recognition, company have a lot of money to burn.

    Cons

    Its a club, clique environment. If you're not in the club you will not go very far regarding advancement or anything else. Like high school. Popular in, unpopular out.

    Advice to Management

    Stop high school thing and be professional. This is not high school.


  2. "Best company to start your professional career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging work
    Work life balance
    Satisfactory careeer growth
    Very good Compensation

    Cons

    I think there is nothing to write here from my side.

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