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Great place to intern, not sure if I'd want to stay there

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Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Intern in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Intern in Redmond, WA

I worked at Microsoft

Pros

Solid, stable company. Hey, in this economy, that's nothing to sneeze at. The impression that I have is that (in spite of the layoffs) that's still more or less the case.
As an intern I found that the company policy was very open towards interns -- I was surprised and impressed at the knowledge available to me and the trust placed in me.

Cons

I found that
And seriously, free food would go miles towards a more awesome work environment.
As an intern I found that the full time employees assigned to work with me were preoccupied with their real jobs to the exclusion of helping me out; however, this might have been a peculiarity of my group or situation, or possibly I should have reached out more myself, as I know other interns did not find this to be the case.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Encourage the big-picture openness of communication to filter down to the little things where it really matters.

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    Great place to work -- with challenges

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    benefits and opportunity to work on global issues
    company truly cares about the people of the world and how to help

    Cons

    Lack of respect and opportunity for senior hires

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    apply greater effort to harvesting the expertise of the senior "not grown here" hires - company can exhibit tunnel vision due to too many people of influence having their only experience as working at Microsoft.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Microsoft features amazing people and deep investment in employee experience/development

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Director in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    amazingly talented and smart people, company really invests in its employees (development, benefits), unparalleled breadth of career opportunity

    Cons

    Culture is learning how to hire/work with people in remote locations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work together more and share your plans more broadly

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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