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Good benefits, boring works

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Former Intern - Program Manager Intern in Redmond, WA
Former Intern - Program Manager Intern in Redmond, WA

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

Pros

Good benefits-They provide pretty good benifits. Including gyms, transportation fees, relocation, flight...
Good salary-One of the most competitive salaries among tech companies
Good perks

Cons

Too bureaucratic
Boring works
Can't contribute too much

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
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  1. Big company = great opportunity to waste great possibilities

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Lots of smart and nice people. Lots of new stuff to learn. Opportunity to have a big impact. Good salaries.

    Cons

    Fish starts to rot from its head. There are good teams - but most are in a dismal state, due to management (3 levels of hierarchy away from you) not having a clue about what's going on - or not even caring about it due to some twisted short-sighted incentive they have.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good pay, but you earn it

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    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    You work with super smart people on products that can really change people's lives. Microsoft also highly encourages volunteering outside of work and will not only match your contribution dollar for dollar, but will also donate $$ to the charities you work with for every hour you work there.

    Cons

    The review system encourages dog-eat-dog competition, even though the stated culture is teamwork and respect. Your boss and coworkers will throw you under a bus at the first opportunity if they think they can gain the upper hand when it comes to review time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Abandon the current stack rank review model if you really are serious about valuing teamwork over hero-like behavior.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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