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Amazing learning experience

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Former Intern - Research Intern in Redmond, WA
Former Intern - Research Intern in Redmond, WA

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

Pros

First, the work atmosphere is motivating, providing a lot of opportunities to learn both the technical knowledge and how the industrial research works. Second, my boss was very helpful, providing a precise advice and guidance for the project I was working on. Finally, the most rewarding part was an opportunity to make a lasting influence, by working on a project that got shipped with the next version of Windows operating system.

Cons

The only downside I can think of is the nature of research that requires short term to mid-term benefits. For people who would prefer more fundamental, but riskier research plans Microsoft research might not be the best place to be. Although, that might not apply in general, but only for the unit I was involved in.

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    Still a great company

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    Current Employee - Program Manager II in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager II in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Good career opportunities.

    Cons

    competitive, ok work life balance

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    Great company to work for

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    Former Employee - Program Manager II in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Program Manager II in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Respectful of ideas, flexible schedule as long as you get your work done

    Cons

    traffic in all directions makes commuting tiresome, projects sometimes get canceled after you've put a lot of effort into them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more personalized compensation and work style arrangements to increase motivation and retention

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