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Fantastic research-driven workplace where you will be surrounded by smart, friendly coworkers

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Former Employee - Doctoral Intern
Former Employee - Doctoral Intern

I worked at Microsoft full-time (less than a year)

Pros

Researchers here work much like they would in academia on self-directed projects.
Colleagues are smart and able to offer insightful feedback.
The facilities are lovely and well-appointed.
Pay is generous; vacation time and benefits are more than adequate.

Cons

There are very few cons to working at MSR.
I worked as a doctoral intern and I was disappointed that there were not more opportunities to be hired full-time upon finishing my degree.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Great place to work with lots of opportunity

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    Current Employee - Product Planner in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Product Planner in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Easy to move around and work on different products, learn new skills, etc. Best health benefits I've heard of. Great work life balance - not many people are actually working more than 40 hours/week when it comes down to it.

    Cons

    The company feels stagnant, the days of stock making millionaires is long gone. Not entrepreneurial at all, you are a number.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop chasing tail lights.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company but so bureaucracy

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    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Free soda and drinks. Good individual work environment.

    Cons

    No free space for communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More interaction with managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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