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Best place to intern!

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Former Intern - Explorer Intern in Redmond, WA
Former Intern - Explorer Intern in Redmond, WA

I worked at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

1. Microsoft has really changed a lot over the year. I loved being challenged every day and working on new things
2. I got a free surface pro + got to see Macklemore and Steve Ballmer live
3. Seattle is just awesome in summer. The place to be!

Cons

The corporate housing is a bit expensive

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  1. I have worked here for 12 years and barring a few issues at the upper echelon, the engineers tend to be great.

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits.
    Microsoft works on such a vast range of products that you are almost guaranteed to find what interests you being worked on here. Plus moving within Microsoft is not very hard as long as your performance is average or above.

    Cons

    Microsoft slipped as a company on several fronts under CEO Steve Ballmer. It was certainly not from lack of great ideas but lack of vision and technical depth at the upper echelon in MS.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of Steve Ballmer


  2. I built, designed, and maintained business intelligence systems and processes to expedite Microsoft business units.

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    Former Employee - Seniot IT/Operations Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Seniot IT/Operations Program Manager in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    You work in a generally rapidly moving but casual atmosphere. There are often many smart people around you and you have great opportunities to accomplish on your own and freedom within guidelines.

    Cons

    Introducing lay-offs and then using them as any other at-will company to replace people instead of growing people was a bad move for the Microsoft culture. This may have done as much damage to the culture as the forced rating scheme which was just recently removed.


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