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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)

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

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.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great company, lots of room to move, but heavy on politics

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Innovative, lots of room to move around, employees are treated well in terms of salary and benefits. Amazing people who can make your job fun and energizing.

    Cons

    Politics stifles innovation. Dissent is still politically loaded, and depending on your group, career suicide. Culture of silence around bad managers means there are many bad ones, more than you'd expect, at a large, productive company. Some of the folks who've been around a long time, and are very senior in the company, need to be moved around, or out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The cons include my advice to management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Takes good care of employees; can be stogy and bureaucratic

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

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 10 years)

    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
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