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Amazing intern experience

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Intern in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Intern in Redmond, WA

I worked at Microsoft part-time (less than an year)

Pros

Family-friendly; great benefits; nice facility

Cons

Balmer's stacked rank has GOT to go.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get rid of stacked rank ASAP

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    A great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Managers are, for the most part, invested in your career and your success (I've only encountered a few bad managers and they tended not to last long)
    Lots of focus on ownership and product impact
    Great benefits and pay
    People are amazingly talented and fun to work with
    Finally feels like we're building something together as a company, not just silos

    Cons

    You'll get harassed at parties ("I hate Vista, my computer is broken, Skype didn't work last night")
    Senior management isn't always great at communicating downward which sometimes results in confusion
    There are still some old (OLD) tools being used in engineering and it sucks when you have to go touch them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep conceptually simplifying our product lines, it's getting easier to explain our business strategy to the outside world but we're not there yet

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great company, great benefits, opportunity to work on a variety of products and technologies.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people are some of the best in the industry. Diverse products and lines of businesses provide various career opportunities. The recent move towards the "One Microsoft" strategy has certainly energized employees across the organization. There are very well defined career paths for different roles. For engineers or Program managers this is a company to build a long term career.

    Cons

    Gigantic company, occasionally can be difficult to see one's impact on the company in a meaningful way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Incentivize people for collaborating, the new review system is a great first step.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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