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Research Intern

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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 for less than a year

Pros

It is the best place to do an internship.

Cons

there is no cons that I remember.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Software Architect  in  Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Architect in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Folks are very intelligent. The company is very structured. Can work in many different areas.

    Cons

    The company is big and sometimes there is a lot of duplication. Strategy might be hard to understand

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Everything in the 2012 Vanity Fare article was spot on

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    Current Employee - Marketing Director  in  Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Redmond WA, location; large company offers the many opportunities to transfer internally, transportation assistance (eg. dedicated bus service from around the Puget Sound area), supplementation of fitness club or fitness gear

    Cons

    Microsoft has lacked leadership innovation since 2000 and has been playing constant catch-up to Apple, Google and others. Continuous re-orgs make it extremely difficult to have a thoughtful career path. There is a culture of getting ahead by stabbing peers in the back. Everything in the 2012 Vanity Fare article "The Lost Decade" was spot on - good read if you are considering Microsoft to know in advance what you are getting into.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It will be difficult and take years to change the current culture, and it needs to start from the top.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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