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excellent company to work for

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Former Employee - Research Intern in Bellevue, WA
Former Employee - Research Intern in Bellevue, WA

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

Pros

1. Challenging and exciting problems to work on
2. cutting edge technology platform to work with and learn
3. generous package in terms of salary and health benefit
4. bellevue or redmond is generally is good place to live in terms of community education level and nature and affordability

Cons

1. too many people there, competition is intensive.
2. sometimes bureaucratic. need a lot of communication to push things forward
3. not much sunshine except for the summer in Seattle area

Advice to ManagementAdvice

time for a change into a more agile, nimble and innovative culture

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    Worked on archaic legacy code with really awesome, incredibly smart, passionate and dedicated people.

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The people: smart, passionate, interesting. The perks: events, fitness benefit, Prime Card, Orca Card, pay. The location: close to Seattle, beautiful campus. The company: cool new things, also industry staples, tons of opportunities and niches.

    Cons

    Many older products involve tackling a lot of legacy code and trying to read the minds of developers past. Conducive to developing highly specialized skills, but not necessarily more widely applicable technical growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    This internship was challenging, informative, and rewarding.

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    Former Employee - High School Intern in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - High School Intern in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern

    Pros

    They give you a coding mentor who will help you when you're stuck on a problem.
    They provide lots of opportunities to network with your higher ups.
    They give out an Intern gift every year, usually one of their latest products (like the Surface Pro).
    They increment your hourly wage each time you come back as an intern.

    Cons

    You're expected to do a lot of self learning as your mentor will likely be very busy with his/her own projects.

    Recommends
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