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Great environment for software engineers

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Program Manager Intern in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Program Manager Intern in Redmond, WA

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

Pros

They give you tons of equipment that you'll ever want or need.
Lots of smart people to be around all the time.
You're own office.
Free drinks whenever I want them.
Great cafeteria food and they even tell you what's healthy and not.
VERY VERY eco friendly environment.
Encourage you to go out and meet other people on campus so they have happy hours where they serve free beer and food. They also encourage you to join sports on campus and you can go at any time during work hours to do whatever you want, may it be working out, volleyball, on a run, chat with people, get food, they don't care just have fun.
The general thought is you can do whatever you want as long as your happy and you're getting your work done. You pretty much only HAVE to be in the office when you have meetings.
Great benefits in and outside of the work place.

Cons

Since people are so free to do what they want its hard to deal with everyone schedules.
There's a lot of smart but very arrogant and hard headed people - dealing with them can be very difficult and sometimes its hard to get what you want done.
Lots of politics in the management.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Wonderful company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Development Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Business Development Manager

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Dynamic organization, constant change, great smart people.

    Cons

    Too much internal focus, stringent requirements/timing on promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on top talent, not "how many months before you can be promoted"

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A great place to work if you are competitive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Work on products that are very well known and used by millions.

    Cons

    Annual reviews are based on a curve. Even if everyone is an all-star, someone is not getting a bonus, stock, or merit raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove the curve from annual reviews.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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