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An outstanding place

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

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

Pros

- Very interesting projects
- You largely get to choose what you are working on
- Super-smart people, both full-time researchers and fellow interns
- Very nice work-life balance; MSR throws cool intern events

Cons

Redmond/Seattle area in general aren't as exciting as some other areas like the Bay Area, but nature-wise it's nonetheless stunning

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    One of the best experiences a 20 yo geek can have.

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Great people, lot of opportunities, a lot of interesting projects.

    Cons

    Too many meetings and no food during the evenings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the number of meetings with the employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great place to make impact on big initiatives

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    Former Employee - Group Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Group Manager in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Lot of resources to try out new ideas

    Cons

    Lot of bureaucracy to get your ideas through

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make Microsoft leaner and quicker

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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