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Research Intern

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

I worked at Microsoft part-time for less than a year

Pros

The research internship program is really well-organized. There're housing, car rental and relocation subsidies, as well as internship only events.

Cons

No option for a return offer.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Consider giving research interns options to work full-time after graduate.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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    Microsoft is a great company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Has lots of passionate employees
    Is willing to innovate on lots of fronts to change people's life
    Open culture in which you can bring up anything to discuss
    Great giving campaign

    Cons

    Too much infighting and ownership (territory) claiming
    Poor execution
    Poor vision on high level (especially related to online)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Much better than the outside perception

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Program Manager  in  Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Principal Program Manager in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Moving to a different department is like moving to a different company w/o losing your benefits
    The Redmond campus is beautiful. Even after many years working there I'm still in awe
    Newest hardware and software always available
    Great benefits, work/life balance

    Cons

    Some of the partner level employees have been in their role for too long. They should retire or start something new. I talked to one recently and asked why he's not retired yet. His answer was that he likes to manage people and be in charge.
    Some teams are mired in red tape and score cards (mainly Kevin Turner's org).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean up partner level band, send 25% to retirement (they all can afford it).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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