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Explorer Intern (Former Employee) Redmond, WA

ProsMicrosoft - at least in the Office division - is pretty friendly. It's possible to work harder and get noticed. It's not very stressful.

As an intern, Microsoft throws a lot of money at you. Our Intern Signature Event was a trip to Boeing where they got us Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Deadmau5, and Surface Pro's. There were plenty of intern events, and with the intern mailing list, interns could arrange their own events based on specific interests (e.g. showing & discussion of UX lectures). And I got plenty of opportunities to talk to slightly higher-up FTEs.

Microsoft is full of very smart people. By talking to random people at events or on my team, I could have easily insightful discussions (on non-work-related topics).

ConsThe goals of Microsoft don't match the causes that I think are important. We support people volunteering ("day of caring"), but our products don't really aim to improve the world.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Big ship making a big sweeping turn.

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros: Teams are great, strong personalities, and great to work with. Working across groups is… Cons: Bureaucracy and calcified culture. Hot teams are HOT, not teams are not. Rock stars get the… Advice to Senior Management: What does Microsoft aspire to be? Are you hiring, nurturing and retaining talent to get you to… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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    Great perks, bland project

    Hardware Engineer (Former Employee) Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern for less than a year

    Pros: Talented and fun group to work in. Help was always available, and most were very friendly. The… Cons: The project was mundane and far below what should have been given to a potential full-time employee. This ruined… Advice to Senior Management: Before hiring an intern, make sure there is an interesting… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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