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Good summer internship

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Former Employee - Summer Intern in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
Former Employee - Summer Intern in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

Pros

I got exposure to the real world software business as a summer intern. Ideal place to understand the career ladder for a software engineer. Good place to learn and see from the best-in-class people.

Cons

Did not get the feel of a company which i thought it would be when it started with creative spirits and the entrepreneurial hunch. Young talents should be provided with better mentorship and guidance.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There can be better ways to break the silos between the different product teams.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great people to work with, not for.

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    Former Employee - Architect in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Architect in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Smart people, generally speaking. Good benefits beyond salary. A name people recognize - although not as cool as it used to be.

    Cons

    Low end of market salary. Work/life balance issues. Absolutely stupid rating/review system. They let, if not encourage many good employees to leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Balmer is finally going - although in retrospective - the fiscal performance of Microsoft has been impressive. It has major cultural/HR issues and they have lost sight of what is important - developers and staff that aren't completely self promoting/self interested.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good Experience

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Reading, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Reading, England (UK)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great People from diverse background.
    Technically Savvy
    Good Career opportunities

    Cons

    No room for innovation
    Very Hierarchical
    Lack of autonomy in local Subsidiary

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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