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"Microsoft is a fast-paced fun environment to work in."

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Current Contractor - Event Recruitment Coordinator in Redmond, WA
Current Contractor - Event Recruitment Coordinator in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

My co-workers are amazing and supportive. You can really tell that they support any outside activities their employees are involved in.

Cons

They have a lot of contract workers which sometimes upsets the flow of work sense you are constantly training new workers.

Advice to Management

Have more support for your contingent staff...sometimes we don't feel very appreciated.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Great experience but getting competitive to a fault"

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    Current Employee - Lead Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Lead Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Smart employees, hard working, products affect hundreds of millions of people

    Cons

    The compensation system encourages employees to compete with each other and this leads to all kinds of tension, stress, and behaviors that ultimately hurt Microsoft. Windows 8 may have hurt Microsoft at a very deep level.

    Advice to Management

    You have got to figure out how to retain employees who are your workhorses, but are afraid every year in September that they didn't work as hard or as well as their peers.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Environment strongly depends on team."

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    Former Employee - Software Design Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Design Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Chance to work with quite a few intelligent people.
    Wide range of technologies to work on.
    Relatively fair salary and great benefits.

    Cons

    Terrible philosophy on performance management - survival of the fittest, enforced performance curve with periodic cleansing, where the tail of the curve must leave the company, and most of the other get unfair reward. As a result people compete with each other and not with other companies.

    Advice to Management

    Change performance management system.

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