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"Worked for o5 years for consulting services. For my consulting engagements: 20% was good, 20% was bad and 60% was ugly."

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Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Great place to aquire deep technical expertise and meet interestring people.
Good benefits

Cons

Consultants are treated as disposable garbage in most cases. Unclear and vague commitments which need to be signed every year. Distribution of available assignments is extreemly convoluted and based on politics in most cases. Consultanst are required to search for assignments and in case of slow market are blamed for utilisation gaps.

Advice to Management

Change utilisation formulas and stop treating consultants as second clas citizens.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Great benefits, work life balance, terrible politics and senior leadership."

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    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    great benefits, work life balance, opportunities to work with incredibly smart people

    Cons

    Politics, politics, politics. You easily get stabbed by someone with a big friendly smile.
    Lack of promotion opportunities - they like hiring senior people from outside
    Unbalanced power - PM and Dev tends to have a much louder voice
    Shipping is painfully slow - even you have the best idea, time washes it away.
    You don't get pay as much as in other companies, and pay rise is barely matching inflation.

    Advice to Management

    better senior management with vision. know how to compensate by removing internal competition


  2. "Microsoft Experience"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company filled with smart people, provides a good opportunity to learn things. It exposes you to very large scale systems giving a good understanding of the scalability issues.

    Cons

    Would be confined to microsoft technologies, with very little exposure to open source stuff.

    Advice to Management

    I would love to see more contribution from Microsoft to the open source world as well as use some of the stuff available.

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