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It is a great company in general. I worked there as a research intern in the machine learning department.

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Former Intern - Researcher in Redmond, WA
Former Intern - Researcher in Redmond, WA

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

It has a lot of freedom, and you can work on world class research problems with the researchers there.

Cons

It is highly depends on your mentor and co-workers. Some of them are really nice, but some of them might be not that good.

Advice to Management

It should give intern the freedom to choose who are going to be in the same office. This can inspire a lot of ideas if it works out.

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  1. Great unless you want to make impact which reaches for a star

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    Current Employee - Principal IT Service Operations Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Principal IT Service Operations Manager in Redmond, WA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people. Generally good collaboration in a micro-sense

    Cons

    Heavy hierarchical structures. Takes a ton of work to make a small progress. Hard to impossible to grow within the company beyond General Manager

    Advice to Management

    To Executives specifically: Cut in half the layer of Senior leadership (Group Manager/Director) - your direct reports and their directs. A lot of them are products not of high performance, but slow promotional ramp. You have given them the authority for everything thus getting disconnected from most of the business. They on the other hand most of the time do not have the courage or skills to make their own decisions. So they are looking to you to hold their hand. And you cannot hold it effectively. You want to do the right thing, but you are disconnected from the reality. Shrinking an expensive senior management layer will bring the company back to where it once was.


  2. Good, but could be better.

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    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 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment, location, campus and benefits.

    Cons

    Too many reorgs and uncertainty for future trends.


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