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"A great place for a college internship."

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Former Employee - PM Intern in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - PM Intern in Redmond, WA
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Very friendly and talented folks; my manager was very resourceful and did not just give me a project that was swept under the rug.

Cons

I feel like I could be making a larger contribution if I worked at a smaller company or SV area startup.

Advice to Management

Would be good to let incoming interns know ahead of time what they will be working on for the summer.

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    "Great Place to work for a few years"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome benefits, good pay, great perks, nice offices.
    Potential to work on things that millions/billions of people use.

    Cons

    Microsoft was initially an awesome place to work, but as the years pass it becomes less appealling.

    In Cambridge, MA there's not much opportunity to change teams, and not much new is happenning. If you do want to work for Microsoft, I'd highly recommend you consider moving to Seattle/Redmond where opportunities are almost endless.

    The annual performance evaluation, stack ranking leaves a significant amount of the company feeling demoralized and detracts from focusing on producing good work.

    Advice to Management

    Cross group/org collaboration needs to be easier -- optimize for Microsoft as a whole instead of optimizing for org/project silos.


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    "Its a good company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Its like many companies within a company so you can try different roles/disciplines. Great benefits and decent salary. If you have the right manager, you can have a great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Depending on your manager and team, sometimes growth is slow, lot of politics and complex and confusing review process which is not always fair when you compare different teams and different levels of competencies between teams as the "curve"/ "rating" is done within the context of a team.

    Advice to Management

    Be aware of the fairness issue around review between teams and do not mandate the curve/rating. Look for people within for promotions before going out to hire. Stay competitive.

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