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Overall I had a positive experience. The work experience gained is invaluable.

Former Intern - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
Former Intern - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA

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

Pros

The company is large and diverse, meaning that you have a lot of opportunity to work on what you really like, all the while maintaining the same benefits and compensation.

Cons

One downside to Microsoft could be that it is a large company. If someone prefers a small feel, Microsoft does not offer this.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The stack rank system is self destructive. I have heard it is being phased out, and I believe that this will minimize internal competition.

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Reasonable work life balance.
    Nice work environment

    Cons

    Compensation is not as high as other top IT companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make compensation package more competitive.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Constantly learning

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    Current Employee - Principal Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Principal Program Manager in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    You're always around smart people, and always have access and exposure to cutting-edge technologies.

    Cons

    The stack-ranking review system greatly penalizes strong teams, and does not reward collaboration.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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