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Excellent internship

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

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

Pros

- Flexible project choices
- Good mentorship/coaching experience
- Projects that make an impact
- Good networking opportunity with management and other teams
- As intern you get many intern related events, and of course the intern gift

Cons

- Didn't really take my team ranking into consideration, got assigned to a random team.
- Office type work environment vs. open space work environment (such as in Facebook or Google).
- No free food.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Customer Support Associate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Support Executive in Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Support Executive in Dallas, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Good HR management. Good salary and conditions in general. Nice office and nice working environment.

    Cons

    Distance to get to work can be a problem. Management don't often listen to constructive feedback. Pressurizing at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None really.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Amazing benefits and many opportunities. Competitive culture.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Best benefits around make this an amazing place to work.
    Passionate and smart co-workers.
    Great focus on community and giving.

    Cons

    Competitive culture as a result of review system that stack ranks employees against each other. This alone is the most disheartening aspect of working at Microsoft as excellent performers can get average rankings since they are compared to other excellent peers. It also causes a lot of politics in the name of "visibility". Too much focus on internal politics and measures lead to an incredible amount of time spent on internal meetings and focus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the review system to stop forced stack ranking of employees. Reduce internal scorecard tracking.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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