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Great benefits and people if you can find them

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Current Employee - User Experience Design Intern  in  Redmond, WA
Current Employee - User Experience Design Intern in Redmond, WA

I have been working at Microsoft as an intern for less than a year

Pros

Pay, stability, work/life balance (big corp, not held too accountable for much), Seattle-based, working with some tech legends

Cons

Lack of culture, feels stale, they're changing things up but there's only a few groups that have a great culture and you have to know what you want beforehand to get yourself there. Little impact, waterfall methods. Median age 40+

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Positive Outlook
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    Good benefits... bad HR

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    Former Employee - Program Manager II  in  Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Program Manager II in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company has a lot of smart people
    Good products
    Good exposure to technology that is used by millions

    Cons

    Very type A and self absorbed organization
    Stack ranking in HR is really a de-motivator
    Products developed are still not designed with the end user in mind - they cater to the Engineers that develop the products, SI. Admins, IT staff ...not the end user

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add more diversity of personality types not just nationalities

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

    Steady but slowly changing

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefit, well balanced work life.

    Cons

    Lost 10 years and more under not so well directed management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Contribution Margins isn't the best measure of success.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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