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"Excellence"

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Former Contractor - Database Expert/Architect in Houston, TX
Former Contractor - Database Expert/Architect in Houston, TX
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Process oriented, Open minded, Drive for excellence

Cons

nothing that I know of

Advice to Management

nothing that I know of

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Software and hardware developer job perspective..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free Coffee, Soft drinks, etc. Cheap software

    Cons

    Expected to work too many hours, and salaries are below industry standard for the region, and bonus incentive reviews are a farce.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the review process, and stop getting rid of good people over the dweebs...


  2. "Very good company to work for if you can handle the Pacific Northwest weather"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Very smart people
    - Good culture
    - Generally very good compensation, but not the best in the industry
    - Ability to change teams within Microsoft every 2 years (depending on good performance)
    - Lots of different teams all with different ways of operating, and work environment - feels like lots of little companies under a big umbrella (not sure if this is a pro or con)

    Cons

    - Smart people tend to be not too social
    - Can get comfortable
    - Lots of long-timers make the company feels like the government
    - Top-down direction (depending on your team)

    Advice to Management

    Replace the review system with something that the employees will approve of.

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