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"Smart people, big egos"

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Former Contractor - Project Manager in Redmond, WA
Former Contractor - Project Manager in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Some of the smartest people you will meet. Good benefits, casual environment, and lots of difficult challenges (which I enjoy). Great offices. Lot's of activities going on and a connection to a lot of departments is possible.

Cons

Big egos. I was a contractor and there were certain people who would (seriously) look at my orange badge (full timers have blue badges) and act like I was somehow less intelligent. Not cool. There is definitely a very cutthroat culture where people are interested in their own careers - maybe at your expense. Highly political environment. Since I was a contractor, this was not a big deal. Full time employees who aren't doing a great job can move to another department, continuing the mediocrity.

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  1. "too many middle managers...that have no clue what they are doing"

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

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

    Pros

    when I was there the benefits were awesome. I paid for nothing for medical procedures, surgeries, prescriptions. I had awesome managers first 10 years and last 10 when I was in services/ops area....horrible.
    I feel fortunate to have been there for all sorts of exciting things. Going from all dos based to web. really a cool time to have been there

    Cons

    Horrible management in services area. seemed to be pushing people out once they got into 40's and replacing with people fresh out of college. Managers also pitted people against one another. Managers acted like the kids in middle school...with all sorts of strange drama that they created.


  2. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Career developments, opportunities and diversities

    Cons

    There is no cons, everything looks good!

    Advice to Management

    Provide vision to the new market, act promptly to the new opportunities

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