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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 an 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.

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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great learning & development, huge brand, lost their way of late.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

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

    Pros

    Strong, values based culture (in Australian subsidiary) focused on personal development and rewarding high achievers. Very high average IQ and capability of staff. Good alignment of personal goals to company goals. Great benefits package.

    Cons

    High pressure, more and more revenue driven. Quarterly reporting, forecasting, pipeline management is everything, at expense of customer relationship and long term outcomes. Some teams dysfunctional due to poor leadership, not being sorted out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a longer term approach, continue to invest in the best and not focus as much on keeping the market happy from one quarter to the next.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Takes good care of employees; can be stogy and bureaucratic

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Principal Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA (US)

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    great benefits; excellent pay
    lots of different kinds of projects
    many smart people
    flexible work arrangements
    global worksites
    excellent facilities

    Cons

    almost always a follower in the market
    slow to move
    management is not incentivized to make things work well across the whole product portfolio
    stock is only good for the dividend
    maddening bureaucracies abound

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Emphasize flawless experiences across the whole product portfolio.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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