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Flexibility and Opportunity

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Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Redmond, WA

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

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

Pros

Huge breadth of job opportunities for those working at the HQ location.
Great flexibility to get your job done and not have to work in a "clock in, clock out" environment
A lot of momentum with company direction with new leadership

Cons

Job demands can be taxing during cyclical periods (varies a lot by role/function)
Simplification efforts don't always take roadblocks out of the way
Redundant layers of tools, processes, and approvers slows the pace of business

Advice to Management

Continue to view changes through the One Microsoft lens

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  1. Great place to pass an internship

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Services Intern in Santa Fe, NM
    Current Intern - Services Intern in Santa Fe, NM

    I have been working at Microsoft as an intern (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    + Lots of opportunities to participate in big projects
    + Get to work with people around the globe
    + Great pay
    + Unique opportunity to see the hundreds of careers that are out there !

    Cons

    - There is not a well structured plan for interns
    - You need to look for other projects to learn more, as an intern you're underestimated and your tasks will be somewhat limited or "easy"
    - Several managers intervene with your activities and responsibilities which is confusing

    Advice to Management

    Define a plan for interns and do not underestimate them !

  2. Great place to grow your skillset

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    Smart people
    Work hard and you are rewarded
    Great compensation and benefits

    Cons

    Dog eat dog world - competitive environment
    60 hours a week for managers is not unusual

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