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Fantastic environment to play, learn, and grow.

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

I worked at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

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

Pros

My internship at Microsoft Research surpassed all of my expectations in the best way possible. I spent 12 weeks surrounded by motivated and curious students and researchers who were not only interested in helping me develop an interesting research project, but also interested in helping me develop as a researcher. Everyone I engaged with, from my mentor to team members to our group manager, spent time getting to know me and made me feel like a valued member of the MSR family.

Cons

At the time, FUSE was a bit far from the rest of the research division, but I believe that has been changed since.

Interns worked on solo projects, leaving little time for us to put our heads together and learn from each other.

Advice to Management

It would be great to have interns work together on a project or area of focus. This would allow them to push each other more and let FUSE create structured activities to support the group as a whole, rather than each individual project.

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  1. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Biggest collection of Type A, driven, very smart people

    Cons

    Company continually fails to innovate.


  2. Helpful (4)

    What a political hellhole

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, cool technology, generous bonus

    Cons

    Unresponsive management, rampant incompetence, non-stop politics, the company treats every utterance and action like it's a lawsuit waiting to happen, force-rank removal system means all teams are constantly in flux which leads to an every-man-for-themselves culture where you will be thrown under the bus.

    Advice to Management

    Time to spend more time in the field


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