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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

I worked at Microsoft

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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    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

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    need more incubation projects becoming products

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    You will work hard and it can be rewarding.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    Microsoft has a diverse population of very intelligent people with some wonderful ideas. The products are good and the company does give back to the community.

    Cons

    Microsoft is not very agile, frequently duplicates efforts, does NOT respect a 40 hour work week, and a re-org is just around the corner.

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    Formalute and stick with one vision. Make sure your middle tier of management is following through on the vision and doing more than empire building. While developers are important, the consumer is king.

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