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"Best Job I have Ever Had"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Contractor - Service Engineer in Redmond, WA
Current Contractor - Service Engineer in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Exposed to latest tech. Awesome Co-Workers and Culture

Cons

Upper Management creating too competitive and stressful environment between team members.
Contractors treated as 2nd class employees.

Advice to Management

Convert more contractors to FTE.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Excellent place to work on the best of what will be used by millions of users"

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

    Pros

    Lots of freedom and opportunity to innovate and grow

    Cons

    Weak HR policies - improving but still needs to change significantly to promote teamwork


  2. "Experience varies greatly by team, but new leadership brings new opportunities"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager II in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Program Manager II in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits (401k matching, non-profit donation matching, company shuttles, etc.) but not many perks (no free food, snacks, etc.). Quality of managers vary between teams, but generally better trained than most in the industry. Learning opportunities abound as long as you're self-motivated.

    Cons

    Office politics are embedded into the culture. This may slowly change as new leadership is introduced / reorgs happen, but divisions are deep.

    Advice to Management

    You'll never attract (and retain) a younger workforce without more perks... but that might be okay for a company at your stage.


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