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Great place to work as a summer intern.

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

I worked at Microsoft as an intern (less than a year)

Pros

The internship program at Microsoft is excellent. They seem to treat interns as full time employees in terms of work. They also have lots of pretty fun events over the course of the summer and you get a chance to meet a lot of other interns and network within the company. They also pay really well.

Cons

The project I was given could have been more interesting, but that seems to vary a lot between interns.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    A company losing trust due to a sea of politics, destructive stack ranking, micro managed scorecards and non-innovation.

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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 (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lovely campus, financially healthy, good only for fresh hires, windows is sold at cheap price.

    Cons

    1. Stack ranking is a killer that promotes people to work against each other, backstabbing, etc.
    2. No innovation
    3. Non-competitive in nature
    4. Always late to market
    5. No reward for technical skills
    6. Poor decision makers in higher management.
    7. Long release cycles
    8. Bureaucracy and Politics overrrides everything including healthy competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am sure there is no need to advice to management as the whole management chain is rotten.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    An amazing jumpstart for college hires!

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA (US)

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Autonomy, empowerment, visibility, great compensation/benefits

    Cons

    Fewer opportunities for those early in career

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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