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Former Contractor - Layout Designer
Former Contractor - Layout Designer

I worked at Microsoft as a contractor

Pros

very nice building , intelligent co-workers , very laid back atmosphere.

Cons

as a contractor you must provide all equipment.

Advice to Management

to be more accommodating to your contractors

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Great place if you are open to or prefer to find your own path"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Motivated, smart energetic people. Lots of opportunities to work across disciplines. Employees are empowered and encouraged to have impact.

    Cons

    Some roles are poorly defined, poor documentation of processes, at times too many layers of alignment and in put to get things done.

    Advice to Management

    Steamline roles and processes. Create a true "one Microsoft" culture.


  2. "Some Good, Some Bad."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of perks still. Teaming seems to be coming back slowly since the change in the performance review system. Lots of work to do, so durations look strong going forward.

    Cons

    Like any company, there are always bad managers here and there. There are still senior some managers who enjoy their fiefdoms and act accordingly. I my case my manager created a hostile work place, violated several of Microsoft's codes of conduct and personally violated me at a Microsoft conference. HR is not your friend here if you are a Caucasian Male. 1 year later she was promoted and 3 years later she forced me out of the company.

    Advice to Management

    When you say "People are our greatest assets" please act as if you really mean what you say. To often this statement is thrown around and it just feels like fluff. Additionally, there a lot of well educated American born employees who do great work. Stop replacing them with H1B visas as a way to increase the bottom line. It is not doing the local economy any good and those you drive out, you also drive out their continued support of Microsoft as a consumer.

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