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Great place to work as a summer intern.

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Former Employee - Intern  in  Redmond, WA (US)
Former Employee - Intern in Redmond, WA (US)

Pros

The internship program at Microsoft is excellent. They seem to treat interns as full time employees in terms of work. They also have lots of pretty fun events over the course of the summer and you get a chance to meet a lot of other interns and network within the company. They also pay really well.

Cons

The project I was given could have been more interesting, but that seems to vary a lot between interns.

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Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    Takes good care of employees; can be stogy and bureaucratic

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

    Pros

    great benefits; excellent pay
    lots of different kinds of projects
    many smart people
    flexible work arrangements
    global worksites
    excellent facilities

    Cons

    almost always a follower in the market
    slow to move
    management is not incentivized to make things work well across the whole product portfolio
    stock is only good for the dividend
    maddening bureaucracies abound

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Emphasize flawless experiences across the whole product portfolio.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Fun summer internship (SDE)

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

    Pros

    Great team to work with - working on products millions of people use. Good benefits, flexible work hours.

    Cons

    A little odd being part of such a huge corporation, where you can see your groups interests may conflict with other groups in the company, and you can't help but root for your own group/section and be a little dismayed at the coordinated across the board strategies.
    Depending on the group you get it, you may find yourself stuck in a very C++ only world with lots and lots, and lots, of legacy code.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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