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"Contractors are second-class citizens"

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

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

Pros

Looks good on a resume
A long-established company

Cons

Low pay for contractors
Class-based system; don't even bother if you aren't an FTE
Highly "silo"ed development teams, the left hand doesn't know what the right is doing
Increasingly lower quality products

Advice to Management

Microsoft has lost its way. It needs to go back to its roots, making high quality software and supporting emerging trends.

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    Personal growth and exposure to leading edge technology

    Cons

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