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"Learned a lot through a tumultuous time in a test org overrun with too many immature men."

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Former Contractor - Software Test Engineer in Redmond, WA
Former Contractor - Software Test Engineer in Redmond, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Access to a free bus pass.

Cons

Work-life balance was not always what it should be. Being a a- contractor at Microsoft means you are a second class citizen.

Advice to Management

Make sure your managers are able to give constructive critical feedback in a timely and direct way. Make sure your managers aren't putting fat jokes in professional emails. Treat your contractors more like people less like cogs, and really think hard before choosing to make a position a- that should be v-.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Technical expertise
    Recent changes
    Good work/life balance

    Cons

    Benefits
    People delayed promotions based on time (no clear justifications)


  2. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A very innovative company. Great benefits and a lot of passion from colleagues. Interesting projects and a chance to work across many platforms.

    Cons

    Politics, politics, politics. It can be hard to move up in the company because there are so many behind the scene politics.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent with the advancement process. Continue to be innovative and do not be afraid to take chances and reward employees for taking those chances.


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