Microsoft - Its War. War with others on your team, war with other teams, war with other divisions. War with everybody and it sucks. | Glassdoor
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"Its War. War with others on your team, war with other teams, war with other divisions. War with everybody and it sucks."

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Former Contractor - Senior Software Architect in Redmond, WA
Former Contractor - Senior Software Architect in Redmond, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Always work to do and there is never a shortage of people who have software problems you can help fix.

Cons

They tend to hire a lot of Jr. level people and then have the Sr. people clean up the messes. Marketing is all powerful but doesn't understand technology. The most innovative projects get cut or filled with bad people.

Advice to Management

Stop the stack raking n all forms, allow teams to work together to a common goal, stop hiring idiots to fill empty seats.

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