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Wonderful journey to learn much technique.

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Current Employee - Intern  in  Beijing, Beijing (China)
Current Employee - Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)

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

Pros

It is one of the biggest software company in the world. Many famous expert in MSRA that teach me how to develop a software in research thought.

Cons

Projects are not in mature designed here because they are research projects that cannot predict the reaction of users.

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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    More cons than pros

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    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - 70% can get away with doing mediocre work, with minimal effort, and still get a great salary.
    - Ability to work from home
    - benefits such as health care
    - most of the products truly sell themselves

    Cons

    - all about metrics, spreadsheets, reporting on the past vs. making real impact for the future.
    - No real power to influence most marketing, creative, product, or strategy unless you work in Redmond. Marketing positions should be renamed to 'spreadsheet manager'.
    - Budget cuts every year make you feel like a loser in a company with tremendous revenue growth - always expected to do more with less every year.
    - POLITICAL warfare. Get far by shouting your mediocre work from the rooftops vs. doing stellar work and actually spending time with customers and partners.
    It's more about how well you can get into the good books of key managers vs creating a positive impact/doing a great job.
    If you love to brown nose, trample your colleagues and managers to make your way to higher positions... It's a good place for you to work.
    - Many managers with very low to no emotional intelligence.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    lack of support, little or no relevant training and badly structured programmes

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    Former Employee - Graduate Scheme Sales  in  Reading, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Graduate Scheme Sales in Reading, England (UK)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Free coffee
    -Fancy offices
    -off-site visits
    -work is so convoluted its easy to not do anything

    Cons

    The biggest problem with employees of Micfrosoft is that it is filled with people who admire Bill Gates and want their name branded with the company rather than doing something valuable. There is a lot of middle management which blocks people from progressing and the worst thing is the overt competitiveness to step on each other to rise to the next level. There is a lack of opportunities and the skills developed in the business roles you could teach a donkey. It is not real selling.

    I would advise those who are ambitious, intelligent and go-getters not to work for this company. For the graduates, there is not any well structured training (they lure you in with a trip to America) and there are consistent brick walls. The culture is strong and they make you believe it is the greatest place ever but it is not. in reality, the company is a shambles and is only successful off the back of the legacy Bill Gates helped to build at the prime of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Progress your new interns and graduates rather than ignoring and stifling them. Put in place a proper leadership trainign scheme. HIRE MORE GOOD CANDIDATES AND STOP BEING DRIVEN BY QUOTAS.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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