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HR intern in Mircrosoft Shanghai

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Former Employee - Human Resources Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
Former Employee - Human Resources Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

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

Pros

good working environment, interns are given full responsibility as other formal employees do, so we have lots of work to do, lots of things to learn

Cons

cannot figure out now. :)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Challenging Job, Competitive Environment and Work Life balance Also

    Cons

    I have not faced it yet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to work life balance a bit more

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    Underpaid, overworked, treated like crap

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    Former Employee - Product Advisor
    Former Employee - Product Advisor

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company itself is very good and provides good benefits and perks, including free products at certain times. At times the job involved playing XBOX and running fun workshops for kids. It's an excellent company to have on your resume, and there is some potential for using it as a springboard to a corporate position at Microsoft (although I cannot say how possible this really is).

    Cons

    The pay for the position was laughably low given the requirements and expectations, and significantly lower than Microsoft's major competition. Many staff were temps brought on from agencies, who were strung along for months with no idea if/when they would ever be awarded full-time positions. Store management varied between absent, incompetent, childish, and downright awful human beings, and poisoned the working environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire the management team and replace them with people that understand the importance of creating a positive working environment. Stop hiring from Future Shop, Staples, Best Buy, etc. and source managers from stores that make customer service and atmosphere a priority: Microsoft retail should be treated as a boutique, not a big-box retail outlets, but management does not seem to understand this.

    Pay your employees better. As in, enough to actually live on in Toronto. The pay is acceptable for a part-time position while one is a student, but is not enough to keep full-time employees from pursuing better options, particularly given that with the skill set Microsoft helps develop, they could likely earn 2-3X as much elsewhere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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