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One of the best intern program in the world

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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...

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  1. Helpful (3)

    I did well there, but in no way is it a meritocracy, the only good part of this job was the pay.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary is pretty good.
    Benefits used to be good, now not so, so I guess this a con.

    Cons

    Management is collectively incompetent.
    Not a meritocracy.
    They are hemorrhaging talent, they can't even hang on to the people they promote, leaving behind a truly mediocre crew that runs middle-management.
    Company efforts to run leaner result in poorly chosen cuts. At recent morale events they were limiting food and drink, both of which were pretty poor in quality. Morale events used to be something that people looked forward to, now it's something only the newest employees go to.

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourself??


  2. Challenging and fullfilling

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Get to work with extremely bright people in products that have worldwide reach

    Cons

    Sometimes its hard to know what is going on in the company, lack of cross team communication.


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