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One of the best intern program in the world

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Intern - Intern Researcher in Redmond, WA
Former Intern - Intern Researcher in Redmond, WA

I worked at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

Amazing place, doing amazing project with amazing people. Very good benefit and decent pay. Seattle area is generally very beautiful in summers, and doing an intern at MSR is a great chance to visit. They even offer free xbox and kinect to every intern last year.

Cons

1. No free food, 2. no health insurance, 3. only a few chance to get a full time offer (at MSR) I can't imagine any other drawbacks other than these...

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Wonderful and fulfilling

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunties, good compensation, great work/life balance

    Cons

    Large company so can move slow in some areas.


  2. Huge impact in the industry

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - ability to make a huge impact in the industry - great work/life balance - large diversity of teams to choose from - creative environment, yet results centric - great people! - culture of creativity and lots of constructive self-criticism (despite of what you might read on the web)

    Cons

    - Compared with more "nimble" companies, things get done at a slower pace, sometime much slower. Three year shipping cycles are not uncommon although this started lately to change - takes time for junior employees to grow up in level and make a larger impact (depends on the group though) - career-centric company, although you could find a group that behaves like a startup - certain teams dedicated on maintaining software, not shipping new stuff (which might be OK for some). Be careful which team you choose. - I feel (and many others do) that the company doesn't learn fast enough from big mistakes made by middle-management.

    Advice to Management

    - more courage to take big bold bets - learn from failures faster, and don't attempt to "cover up"


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