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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.

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    Great place to learn about all things software.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Access to hundreds of thousands of technical experts in every area of technology. If you have a passion for learning, this is the place to start your career.

    Cons

    Deep culture of arrogance stifles company wide innovation. Typical dysfunctional attitudes include: "We don't own that technology? It's evil." "I can build that better than that other team's implementation." "Look at me, I am here 23 hours a day! I'm so busy!... doing nothing useful."

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    Advice to lower management: Require time be set aside on a weekly basis for creative innovation projects. Have a weekly meeting where your team demonstrates new ideas. Provide positive reinforcement for good ideas.

    Advice to upper management: Provide a performance budget to GMs. Allow GMs to make the math work for the review cycle.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Worked in both the SDE and SDET roles

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    - Really smart people
    - Lots of different products and technologies
    - Good perks

    Cons

    - No free food (only free drinks)
    - Compnay is too big so impact is small
    - POLITICS

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to retain talent and stay ahead of the game. Stop re-orging so many times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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