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Computer Science-HCI PhD student has a great time at Microsoft Research

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

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Pros

Smart, energetic people make the environment intellectually stimulating and fun. All of the resources that one needs to do excellent work and pursue new, ground-breaking ideas are in place. I was really impressed with this. Mentorship was also amazing.

Cons

The housing could have been a little better. I heard that some interns were assigned a pretty dingy place. That said, they had no problem transferring once they complained. I thought that the interns could have gotten more "swag" too: zune, etc. like the business or development interns. However, the research interns have a lot of opportunities to go on organized trips to varous locations around Seattle.

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Keep up the great work!

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    Pretty good place to work at.

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

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    - Reasonable salary
    - Nice summers in Seattle
    - Lots of opportunities/technologies inside the company
    - Can grow in an individual contributor or managerial path.
    - Some extremely talented people

    Cons

    - Pockets of incompetence, especially outside the core moneymaker teams
    - Lots of legacy to deal with
    - Cross group collaboration is sometimes a nightmare

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Get the right talent on the online businesses
    - Clean up the Windows Mobile mess.
    - Fix marketing

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Microsoft

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Great work envirenment, work life balance, oppurtunity to work on many diffrent projects( system level development to distributed systems, web design etc), great to aquire solid technical expreince, seattles a great city to live in

    Cons

    The rain, not many networking oppurtunity outside microsofot

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need more incubation projects becoming products

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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