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"Great Team to work with and opportunities to learn"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Contractor - Sales Desk Associate in Bellevue, WA
Current Contractor - Sales Desk Associate in Bellevue, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Team work
Opportunities for leadership and development
Leadership openness and availability to meet
Develop technical skills
Great people to work with
Resume builder

Cons

In busy times work-life balance can be somewhat difficult
Mostly contract work, which can be ok for some people but you don't get many of the Microsoft benefits
Everyone is a rockstar, so you do have to work hard to stand out

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "A great place to work as long as you stay ahead of the competition"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Few companies offer software engineers the opportunity to have such a global impact. Good team are amazing to be a part of.

    Cons

    Line-level managers are often inexperienced, low quality, and too focused on their own ambitions to grow their team (who they often compete directly with for review scores). The review system is deeply flawed, which is fine as long as you are a top performer in your level band. The longer you stay at the company, the harder it is to stay ahead of this curve - beware. The review system fosters politics which hurt the company, employees, and ultimately, the products.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the review system. Land the 'one Microsoft' re-org and CEO hunt ASAP. It's going to be hard to attract and retain top talent during such a chaotic transition


  2. "Growing pains..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Microsoft is a solid company within the Enterprise space and has built a lot of trust over the years with IT shops and Fortune 500 corporations.

    Cons

    As it transitions to a Hardware and Services company, the growing fear is that it may alienate its enterprise business while being too far behind in the consumer (mobile) space.

    Advice to Management

    Rating system is still an issue and still does not accurately reflect employee contribution.


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