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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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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Amazing boss. I am challenged with the work that I do. I love the flexibility in work hours and dress code. I feel that I can just come and do the work no matter the time or what I look like.

    Cons

    Company has become to big. In the effort to become ONE Microsoft, they do not communicate changes well and they do not test out new processes with the right people before they roll anything out company wide. Everything is a bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Value all of your employees not just the engineers. We all contribute to the bigger picture to make the company better.

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