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A Learning Experience, Project oriented, deadlines and comittment required.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Group Manager in Charlotte, NC
Current Employee - Group Manager in Charlotte, NC

I have been working at Microsoft

Pros

Good Salary
Great Benefits
Cutting Edge Work

Cons

Team work one sided. Task oriented not result driven. Ideas are not easily introduced and may be dismissed without even being examined. Long hours of tasks with no end solution on many projects that should have more streamline long term solutions. Six Months could be totally wasted on improvement projects.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Check you management teams for real results and not quick fixes

Approves of CEO

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    challenging and rewarding

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - User Experience Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - User Experience Manager in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    autonomy; no micromanaging, you're able to manage your own time

    Cons

    salary, especially for employees who have been at the company awhile

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fix salaries/levels of longtime employees; the only way to get a competitive salary is to leave and come back

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great problems to work on. They have some of the best minds in the research community.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Intern in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Great breadth as well as depth of problems you can pursue. You can choose to work on something very fundamental in the area or on the other hand actually do something which can be tech-transferred to the product groups and would in fact impact future product releases. Great opportunities to make an impact.

    Cons

    Can be more flexible in working with working on open source projects. Need to be careful in terms of publishing results since it might not be approved by the associated product groups etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Microsoft Research should have a full time option (associate position etc.) in Microsoft. Generally they take MS students as research assistants on a contract basis and might loose some great people to other labs due to this.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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