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Nice working at Microsoft Research

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Current Employee - Intern in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Intern in Redmond, WA

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

Pros

A lot of excellent researchers here. Here you can work with some of the best researchers in your area in the world.

Cons

Nothing obvious as for an intern.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Hard work, ownership, and bias for action are usually well rewarded.

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    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you are delivering on a project that has a measurable impact on the bottom line you will typically be recognized and rewarded for your contribution.
    Many opportunities for success.

    Cons

    Lately politics have become a hindrance, teams often have drastically different resouce allocation. Stack ranking was often inequitable for evaluating eployee performance but I understand that stack ranking to evaluate performance has been replaced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on what you are good at and stop trying to be great at everything. Microsoft is great at software, not so good in other areas that really eat into bottom line.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Sr. Program Manager

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

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

    Pros

    Great compensation and office, free coffee and drinks. Great peers to work with.

    Cons

    Management does not encourage innovation. I had to quit to go on and write my patent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop stealing your employees inventions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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