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Excellent Company to work for

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Mountain View, CA (US)
Current Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Mountain View, CA (US)

I have been working at Microsoft as an intern (less than a year)

Pros

The company took good care of the interns, even the ones not in the Redmond location. Microsoft had a fun culture, interesting events, and an overall well organized intern program.

Cons

Microsoft is a large company that can be stuck in process and organization, that might slow down work progress and stifle creativity in favor of organized productivity.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Proceed with Caution

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Sales Specialist
    Former Employee - Product Sales Specialist

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

    Pros

    Above average benefits
    Very knowledgeable and talented people

    Cons

    Very political environment. Advancement not based on what you know or can contribute but on who you know.
    The environment inside the company is dog-eat-dog. For each person who gets a "good" performance review, an equal number of people must recieve a "bad" performance review. This leads to cutthroat internal competition, a lack of empathy or friendship in the office, and generally an unfriendly environment.
    High turnover- "burn and turn" philosphy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revamp performance review.
    Change your culture before it is too later

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work - everything depends on org/team

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

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    lot of emphasis on code quality
    lots of teams with opportunities in any field /area of interest.
    some great co workers

    Cons

    excessive process and slower rate of getting things done.
    the review system is confusing and sometimes rewards visibility more than effort

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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