Contractor Experience - Loved the colleagues, and the events.
International Site manager (Former Employee) – Montréal-Est, QC – 30 January 2018
I worked for Microsoft as a contractor, employed by Lionbridge between the years 2010 and February 2014, so the direct employee expreience does not apply to me.
Also, unfortunately, during that period, the company downsized its operations in my department, and there were several people that lost their job in the Office team. I believe I did not witness the company at its best.
I was impressed by the loyalty of its employees, mainly in Redmond, the effort the company made to provide its staff with a good level of compensation and benefits, and how fun were our rare get-togethers.
The Microsoft Full-time employees were very happy. It also had a remarkable ability to work with multinational, multilingual teams, mostly remotely! Not every company manages that successfully.
My department had a dynamic attitude, and people were professional, and devoted to their jobs.
I made friends, and met people that I respect very much in my days at Microsoft. I would reccommend the company to any young person that wants to grow in the IT field within a very large company with diversity of opportunities (while my team was downsizing, all the gaming teams, for instance, were growing, and the mobility within the company seemed to be very easy).
Work culture, flexibility, remote work, tools
Some teams were downsizing.