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Interesting & challenging work

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

I worked at Microsoft

Pros

As one of the worlds largest software companies, you feel that what you are doing there is making a difference. The work is challenging and interesting and the rest of the staff is made out of very bright people willing to help you.

It also has a very fun and laid back environment, the free drinks are awesome though they may make you gain some weight if you abuse them.

Cons

Your success as an intern depends a lot on which product group you're on, some managers are much more demanding than others.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Go back to Microsoft's truly technical roots and take more risks, it certainly pays off in the long run. Get more technical people at the top of the management food chain as they know best how to handle projects.

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    Very well organized and structured working environment

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

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Tons of really sharp yet humble people. (it totally not; 'I'm smart and I know it')
    Great tools/systems/processes in place all over the company.
    Professional ''grownup" and mature working environment (not the goofy fraternity style at Google)
    Lots of type A logical personalities.

    Cons

    Be on top of your game at all times. You are calibrated with your co-workers in the offices next to you.
    Starting to feel a bit like "Uncle Bill's International IT Employment Agency"
    It's in Seattle.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great place

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer  in  Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Very family-oriented environment. Lots of training and mentoring programs available. Competitive salaries. Best health insurance in the industry.

    Cons

    Be ready to push 50-60 hours a week on regular basis to stay competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of S. Ballmer, get Bill Gates back.

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    Disapproves of CEO
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