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"It is an awesome experience to work at Microsoft"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Creativity, Best folks, very talented

Cons

I don't see any cons working at Microsoft

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Collaboration among employees doesn't happen"

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    Current Contractor - Staffing Consultant in Redmond, WA
    Current Contractor - Staffing Consultant in Redmond, WA
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to learn how to navigate in a large company

    Cons

    Very challenging culture (which does seem to be group dependant). My team is not friendly or collaborative. Very often told "you have to figure things out on your own, no one here will help you". They are totally driven by metrics (often with metrics that make no sense). There is still a culture of "everyone wants to work here so we don't need to make an effort to sell people on Microsoft or make candidates feel welcome", even though some in management realize that Microsoft is not so competative anymore. The review process makes everyone compete against eachother. The stress level of everyone around review time (and half yearly reviews) is terrible.

    Advice to Management

    For recruiting, ask the staffing consultants what metrics should count. For example, why are Staffing Consultants evaluated by the % of hiring manager questionnaire's that are filled out? (something they have no control over). Re-train staffing consultants on how to sell the company and treat candidates with respect and like they are valued. Evaluate the vendor process/program - there is no clear path for how to navigate the system to become an FTE. Change the vendor cutlure - why treat the vendors so poorly when they are contributing so much to the company and have so much training invested in them? Wouldn't you want to retain these people as a benefit to the company and wouldn't you want them to feel valued so they would want to work for Microsoft?


  2. "Mixed bag"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities; some great, some not so great. Considering that there is a lot of potential; you may find what you're looking for here.

    Cons

    Vendor to FTE relationship is generally kind of poor; the FTEs tend to look down on the vendor vendor contractors.

    Advice to Management

    Management is stuck in a groove and can't get up. There is not enough laser-focus effort to steer the ship. A company that can 'turn on a dime' is more exciting to work for.


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