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Great company to work with

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Former Contractor - Project Manager in Houston, TX (US)
Former Contractor - Project Manager in Houston, TX (US)

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

Pros

The people, the management style, the people again! Access to fun technology.

Cons

Can be lightly lower pay scale

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    The people make the company what it is

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    Former Employee - Human Resource Business Partner in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Human Resource Business Partner in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The passion, drive and energy of the people around. People are respectful of one another, and the team spirit within segments is just amazing. The company supports people development and high performers have a future here

    Cons

    Work life balance, if you dont land a right manager (ie. a true leader), it can be a challenging experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    simply put - walk the talk, be true to yourself and the people around you, be genuine and the commitment and loyalty you will get from the employees will be in abundance

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Learn good software engineering practices, and then rethink about your career.

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA (US)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You will be working with some of the smartest people if you are in the right group here. You will have an opportunity to learn so much about software engineering. Good facilities and perks.

    Cons

    Too big a company and too many re-orgs. It hampers an individual contributor's growth. You will be learning Microsoft technologies a lot. These doesn't help if you look for opportunities outside Microsoft. You will basically be a person who knows only about Microsoft technologies and nothing about open source technology stack. A Microsoft engineer might not be that highly regarded in other big companies simply because of the technologies learnt while in Microsoft.
    Another issue is that you will be as good as your lead projects you in front of everyone else. So if your lead doesn't like you, you are screwed. This lead might not be the one who interviewed you and hired you because of re-org. So basically it is something like you interviewed for team A, but when you join, because of re-orgs you end up working for team B and totally different person who you did not meet during the interview time.
    Another thing is SDET career is not good at all. Anyone who joins as SDET is just wasting career here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less re-orgs please. Review the management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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