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Far better than I had hoped for.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Intern in Bellevue, WA
Current Employee - Intern in Bellevue, WA

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

Pros

You get to do interesting and important work, even as an intern. The people are nice, helpful, and personable. There are free drinks (Coke products, Pepsi products, fruit juice, milk, and Starbucks coffee). They have an internal shuttle service that takes you anywhere you need to go and commuter buses with wifi.

Cons

For me, the only real downside has been how far it is from my home, girlfriend, and family. It'll be better when I come back full time though because they're paying relocation for my girlfriend and putting her on my health insurance even though we aren't married.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Most of the PMs aren't actually useful. You could easily do with fewer of them.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Good benefits, company needs to focus more on quality

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, smart and professional coworkers, flexible daily schedule, beautiful offices, good work equipment provided

    Cons

    Too much "Process" can result in less than excellent product quality, also many of the products are not bringing value to the industry/society.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to offer a great, innovative service to the customer, focus later on revenue generation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Nice benefits but boring position that lacked upward mobility.

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Paralegal Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Paralegal Assistant in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Salary and benefits were adequate. The office parties were fun.

    Cons

    Work was not challenging or fulfilling. Advancement was slow to develop and the benefit increases were inconsequential.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve room for career advancement. Add more development into requirements for employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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