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"Good company, keeps you on your toes and with not much downtime."

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Former Contractor - Sales Desk Associate in Issaquah, WA
Former Contractor - Sales Desk Associate in Issaquah, WA
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Great company values. Environment is full of ambitious and motivated individuals. Management encourages staff to grow and utilize all skill sets. Team works strongly together and collaborates as much as possible.

Cons

Overworked and underpaid. Expectations not so clear. Management is fixated on quantity not so much quality and does not realize the stress put onto the team. Leaders Ignore the fact that people are overworking to please but this is expected.

Advice to Management

Acknowledge what is really happening and really truly understand the frustrations of the team. Work together to make the team better and don't undermine the hard work of individuals even if they don't take on multiple projects.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Challenging and frustrating"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    People, and most of the products

    Cons

    Microsoft does not do change well, the transition right now is hard on everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Talk about change management, have leadership go thru change management process, build a vision. Bringing your "A game" to work everyday is not a vision, especially when the "game" you are playing in is all wrong.


  2. "Great technology, good benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Smart people, good benefits, flexible work environment

    Cons

    Very political, roles can feel very laser focused and hard to see contribution of your role to vision of the company. Teamwork is still secondary to individual performance.

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