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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA (US)

I worked at Microsoft

Pros

Technology and competitive drive of the company

Cons

Politics and the lack of promotion

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to employees, watch market , work better with strategic partners. Acquire companies that will bring back growth and new incentives

Disapproves of CEO

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    It ain't no fun being a Microsoft Contractor

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    Former Employee - Hardware Product Engineer Contractor  in  Redmond, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Hardware Product Engineer Contractor in Redmond, WA (US)

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    -Orca Card
    -Free Beverages: Sodas, Milk, Coffee, Tea, etc
    -Exposure to new consumer products
    -Contact with knowledgeable colleagues

    Cons

    As a contractor:
    -Unilateral reduction in pay rate at any time
    -Must provide your own computer
    -MS charges a "Facilities charge" to all vendors working on site
    -Exclusion from ALL company celebrations, product launches and awards

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The way contract employees are treated promotes their treatment as "second rate employees" which in turn, discourages top performers from working there very long and instead tends to collect desperate people who can't find a job elsewhere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Microsoft Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA (US)

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Microsoft has broad areas in software
    There are several smart people across the company
    Microsoft has a strong brand, sales/marketing, research capabilities

    Cons

    Plenty of politics and infighting
    You have to speak to a lot of people inside the company to get anything done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut out a lot of the fat in several organizations
    Encourage more innovation to happen by empowering free thinking again

    No opinion of CEO
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