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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 (less than an 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.

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Great job with the intern program.

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    Microsoft is an excellent company if you like a mix of tech and business

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Buenos Aires (Argentina)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Always with latest technologies and trends.

    Cons

    All depends on you, everything is up to you. There is one of the wildest work environments.

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    Excellent environment with work/life balance.

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Redmond, WA (US)

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Comprehensive healthcare
    Work on software that's used by millions
    Work/life balance is good - 40 hours is the norm.
    Free drinks
    Nice buildings - not uncommon for entry level employees to get their own office.

    Cons

    Development cycle can be slow.
    Performance review process is long and can be frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of stack ranking for performance reviews.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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