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Awesome Internship Experience

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Former Employee - Program Manager Intern  in  Redmond, WA (US)
Former Employee - Program Manager Intern in Redmond, WA (US)

I worked at Microsoft as an intern for less than a year

Pros

Pay, great gifts (Samsung series 9 ultra book), exciting and real work, individual office!, intern speaker series with Steve Ballmer and VPs, amazing events with private concerts (Young the Giant, Alabama Shakes), the list goes on.
This was by far the best internship experience I've had. I felt that I made a difference and learned plenty along the way. Even if you don't see yourself going to Microsoft full time, this is still an amazing internship opportunity!

Cons

About 1500 interns so you can't meet everyone.
Redmond is boring, but it's only a 25 minute drive to Seattle in no traffic.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Great job with the intern program.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    An amazing place filled with brilliant jerks

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

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, meaningful work, and in general if you do your job well and can communicate it is a meritocracy.

    Cons

    A little behind the times for development models, and not very good at unity across product teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    A great place to learn but watch out for the many pointless meetings

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    Current Employee - Enterprise Technology Strategist  in  Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Enterprise Technology Strategist in Reading, England (UK)

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great brand
    Huge career opportunities
    Customers want to engage
    Learning possibilities endless
    Annual trips to US if in sales/technical roles
    Excellent perks package
    Generous car allowance
    Holiday allowance increases quite quickly, starts at 25 days

    Cons

    Many roles are pointless
    Too many cliques
    Internal processes slow everything down
    Like all big companies, a lot of internal politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut down on the mindless metrics at times and ensure people are driven to do the right thing by more team centric incentives, not just individual.

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