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"decent place"

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Former Contractor - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Washington, DC
Former Contractor - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Washington, DC
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

good management, decent progression, great technology

Cons

internal politics, all offices are not the same

Advice to Management

be more transparent and reachable

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "It's about who you know, not what you know."

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    Former Employee - Director in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Director in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and Pay were high for the Seattle area.
    Good work life balance once you got into the flow of your role.
    Some good managers and team members.
    Good time-off policy.
    If you know the senior people you will be in good standing - it all about your manager.

    Cons

    You never really own anything.
    Managers constantly and roles are consistnantly changing.
    if you don't have a good manager, you will not do well at MSFT.
    Update your commitments and stay true to what you are doing - if not, you will be dinged!
    Expectations are made without communicating.

    Advice to Management

    Find the right talent and let people setup to help to lead. There are some amazing people that are doing work they did other places 10 years ago!


  2. "Best Job I have Ever Had"

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    • 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.

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