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Former Contractor - Accountant in Austin, TX
Former Contractor - Accountant in Austin, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

nice people, nice place, nice pay, flexible work, good culture

Cons

so big you feel lost sometimes, hard to get anyone to make a decision quickly

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Is V- contracting at Microsoft right for you?"

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    Current Contractor - Technical Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Contractor - Technical Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good W2 hourly rate. End of contract is always in sight.

    Cons

    They treat their contractors like a red-headed step child. A group that is in trouble will hire a contractor to be the fall guy. Just know up front what you are getting into.

    Advice to Management

    Stop rewarding for individual achievement and push towards team achievement. Makes for a less hostile environment.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Political Climate and Performance System inhibits innovation"

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    Current Employee - Principal Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Principal Manager in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great software and products with some innovation behind closed doors

    Cons

    Politics across teams, lack of sharing information to be effective, performance system leaves 60% of the company frustrated which impacts productivity, difficult to be agile in your role.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more, recognize performance, share information, trash performance tool

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