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Fulfilling

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Princiapl Engineer in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Princiapl Engineer in Seattle, WA

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

Pros

Respect, Breadth, People, Facilities, Cafeteria,

Cons

Phone, tablet, store, tools, technology

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Short contract but a very positive experience.

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

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Microsoft is a company with great opportunities for career advancement. I found it to be a very positive environment to work in, with a high chance of job satisfaction. I am now seeking full time employment with this company.

    Cons

    Cannot always get cell phone reception in the building I worked in. (Yes this is an odd con but that's all I have.)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Really great company to work for in terms of work-life balance, benefits/perks, and general happiness!

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

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    - The company treats it's employees great! Free gym membership, free transit pass, subsidized housing for interns, lots of free swag
    - Just three words: Intern Signature Event. Best night of my entire internship by far. We got to taste all the best foods of Seattle, saw Macklemore and Deadmau5 in concert, got tours of the Boeing factory in Duck Tour Boats, and received a surface pro 2 as an intern gift (before it was even released to the public!!)
    - Lots of events and after-work programs for everyone! I attended "Stay and Draw" events, salsa lessons, etc.
    - The campus is very nice and there's shuttle service to different buildings
    - Ppl don't care which internet browser, phone, or search engine you use (my over-consciousness about the whole thing was really just in my head, more than anything)
    - Upper management is very accessible and willing to talk to interns (I was able to ask the dev manager of my team for 1-on-1 lunch and she was very nice!)
    - Lots of opportunities for career growth
    - Lots of supports from mentors as an intern
    - Lots of fun intern-only events :D

    Cons

    - I was in Office, so the development cycles were really long (although much shorter than what it used to be)
    - The recruiters can be EXTREMELY pushy. They won't take no for an answer, and they don't seem to understand why, as a student, you'd want to experience other companies/industries
    - Sometimes it feels like Microsoft fosters mediocrity
    - Felt like my intern project didn't have much impact

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more relevant intern projects that make an impact

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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