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A good start from Microsoft

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  • Senior Management
Current Intern - Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)
Current Intern - Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Microsoft as an intern (More than 5 years)

Pros

I don't know much about Microsoft, but know Microsoft Research Asia. As a industrial lab, we have freedom and support to do great research, both for improving products directly or long term purpose. The atmosphere is creative.

Cons

As a industrial lab, Microsoft Research Asia has high standard facility but less students compared to university. Researchers have to be accustomed to do experiments most of the time.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Great people to work with, not for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Architect in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Architect in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  2. PMM of Windows Phone in OC, China

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    MS provided light-hearted working enviroment as well as the optimized working process for employees to ensure the deliverable

    Cons

    The complex process of argumentation slow down the program execution


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