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"Good place to start off as a college graduate"

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Current Contractor - User Experience Designer in Redmond, WA
Current Contractor - User Experience Designer in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Flexible hours and friendly people.

Cons

Lots of work coming in at random times, so it can be a little hard to separate work from social life.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Darwinian Chaos"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Solution Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Contractor - Solution Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Always lots to do, can be as good as you make it.

    Cons

    Impressive inefficiencies, constant churn, powerpoint culture,

    Advice to Management

    Allow processes and strategies to mature for at least a year before changing things, the constant churn is exhausting.


  2. "Started back in the early 90s. Company has changed over the 20 years since, might be becoming too large for its good"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart and passionate people, people are always striving to improve processes and tools. Awesome benefits especially medical coverage, free shuttle for employees for commuting, awesome products. Company is trying to update older style workplaces, etc.

    Cons

    Manage up or Manage Out doesn't always apply to eveyone on the team meaning they manage out some really solid contributors with a lot of experience just because they don't want to keep moving up in the ladder. Review model doesn't really reward collaboration, very competitive. Dev vs Test culture. test is seen as gatekeepers...

    Advice to Management

    More sustainable work life balance, move to Agile/Lean development, stop outsourcing. Look at the diversity of your employees and recognize people's strengths vs always trying to work on improving what are seen as weaknesses

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