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It was fantastic

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Program Manager Intern in Bellevue, WA (US)
Current Employee - Program Manager Intern in Bellevue, WA (US)

I have been working at Microsoft

Pros

The internship program is obviously designed to fix any problems before they occur. I had very clear project expectations, lots of positive feedback, great working conditions, and excellent compensation.

Cons

The only major downside was the fact my project had trouble finding programmers to actually implement the planned feature, but my manager compensated very well.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

It's hard to think of any way to improve - my overall experience was amazing. I guess the major problem is trying to coordinate so many projects in so many discrete departments.

Recommends
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    nice stable work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malvern, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malvern, PA (US)

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    large org and they allow you to switch roles

    Cons

    complex organization
    very large organization
    field org is less interresting than working in redmond

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get rid of some ballast in MCS HQ

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Used to be a great place, no longer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA (US)

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    It's easy and supported to move across teams and positions
    there's a good learning environment for junior people
    Still some intersting products and projects, a broad variety of technologies

    Cons

    Moving to a model where people are "cogs in the machine"
    Political alignment is key, must be assigned to a high value project to be considered good performer and never express disagreement or discontent to be considered a team player

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Creating a culture where people are too afraid to express opinions and conformity is necessary for survival reduces diversity, excludes innovation, and drives away talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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