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

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Doctoral Intern
Former Employee - Doctoral Intern
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Incredibly intense, definitely worth it

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Brilliant geeks who are fun to be around. The culture is quite laid back and one of the least "ole boys club" environments I have worked in.

    Cons

    The stack ranking system sucks. It incentivizes you to work under managers who manage bad employees so that you look good.


  2. Unlimited opportunity

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Based on my experience, this company provides the opportunity for growth to the right candidates.

    Cons

    As with large corporations, you will have to learn to get past bureaucratics to grow. that helps you learn and grow


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