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Interesting & challenging work

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Very well organized and structured working environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  2. Good to work at microsoft

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits Challenging work environment Good growth opportunities

    Cons

    Work life balance Review system


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