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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella

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Felt like just another number.

PM Intern (Former Employee)
Redmond, WA (US)

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

Pros-Great products
-great opportunities
-PM roll rocks

Cons-hit or miss with management. i had really bad luck with a manager that rejected her last 3 interns.
-no personalized attention really -- off on your own and expected to figure things out completely (my experience, my friend had different experiences)
-traffic if commuting from downtown Seattle

Advice to Senior Management-Invest more in your employees
-Try to keep groups seem smaller

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to Intern. Disheartening as a full-time job.

Software Development Engineer In Test Intern (Former Employee)
Redmond, WA (US)

I worked at Microsoft

ProsGreat place to intern. Advise against pursuing as a full-time job over the long term. Rewards, promotions, reviews are political - not merit based. More importantly, job satisfaction has hit rock-bottom because very few groups focus on building a truly successful products. Most everyone else is following another manager's orders. Very disheartening.

ConsThe company lacks a well-defined direction. Most groups are too large and organizations are too complex that a lot of effort is being wasted. This hurts because the impact of your work ends up being fairly negligible. Too many times, when saving a project from ruin, you might contribute immensely, but it's not a feather in anyone's cap and you won't receive credit for it.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease make this a tight running ship with a clear, focused path towards increased revenue. Honor good design, pay utmost attention to usability and end-user satisfaction. Stop jumping on the latest bandwagon, and be very clear on what not to do. Lastly, weed out the PM culture that impacts work, reduces the overall quality of your product and simply wastes resources. Your developers and designers have a lot of talent - listen to them. Everyone else in the group is a liability and is only slowing Microsoft's progress.

Then again - this advice may or may not be in line with your goal of a bigger promotion/paycheck/bonus.

It shows in the final product if a company is truly passionate about making something worthwhile. Learn from Apple.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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