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Excellent organization to pursue research career in Computer Science

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Former Employee - Research Intern in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Research Intern in Redmond, WA

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

Pros

- Nice benefits
- Lots of smart people around to work with
- Decent salary for an intern

Cons

- Lack of flexibility in terms of engineering
- Extremely rigid policies with respect to open source software, which is often an hindrance in research

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Awesome place to learn technology and grow professionally

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, opportunities for career growth. Numerous businesses means great opportunities to explore different technical challenges.

    Cons

    Office politics, stack ranking review system, you're a tiny piece in a massive machine, seems to always be playing catch-up w/ the technology innovators

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good Experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    visibility can be challenging sometimes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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