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Great place to work

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Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Redmond, WA
Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Redmond, WA

I have been working at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

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

Pros

Fun place to work, diversified ambient, good benefits, lots of different projects to work on, very intelligent people to work with.

Cons

Experience on company may depend on your manager (more than in other places).

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  1. great company that needs a change at the helm

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    Former Employee - Account Technology Specialist (ATS) in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Account Technology Specialist (ATS) in Denver, CO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Progressive technology company
    Most products are pretty good
    Good benefits and work environment
    Very smart people

    Cons

    Walmart mentality at the helm of operations team
    CEO has stayed too long and is time to go
    Slipping in consumer's eyes due to lack of leadership and some very visible poor product releases
    Needs to be more progressive
    Many of the great HR benefits have been taken away

    Advice to Management

    Time for a change at the helm

  2. Helpful (3)

    Root of all evil = Performance Review Model

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA

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

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

    Pros

    Sharp individual contributors, but all the good and hones ones (i.e. who don't play dirty political games) quit.

    Cons

    1) the worst performance review model ... ever! Encourages competition and backstabbing, not collaboration and a healthy team environment.
    2) Deteriorating health benefits
    3) Flat stock
    4) Poor work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    stop living in political circles, either in or out (i.e. be more inclusive and accpeting of other management styles and techniquest). If that's not an option for you old geazers, then get out!

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