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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-.

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  1. "Not what I hoped for."

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    Current Employee - Principal Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Principal Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Still lots of smart people and some interesting products to work on.

    Cons

    I think things might be changing a little, but I still see a real lack of focus, with people working on shiny ball projects without solving real customer problems. Need to spend a lot of time marketing yourself to continuously be successful.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the products that matter and incent people to solve customer problems.


  2. "Good place to work"

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    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)

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