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"Software Engineering Internship"

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Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Microsoft (Less than a year)

Pros

- Meaningful intern projects
- Great diversity of teams: Microsoft has their hands on absolutely everything, so you get to talk to a lot of very smart and interesting people.
- Probably has the best intern benefits out there.
- Intern events are amazing.
- I've had great mentors
- It's a great time to join Microsoft in the midst of its reinvention

Cons

- The engineering mentality in some teams is not the best: software design is not given too much thought and lazy shortcuts, instead of an ideal solution, are often taken. This applies to teams that have a lot of legacy code.
- The internship experience depends a lot on the mentor. Most mentors are great, if you're one of the unlucky few, your internship won't be as rewarding.

Advice to Management

More thought to intern-mentor matching.

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Place to work. !

    Cons

    Nothing specifc to mention.

    Advice to Management

    the current process can be improved


  2. "Microsoft"

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    Former Employee - Infrastructure Project Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Infrastructure Project Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company for contract employment. Worked there as a contract employee for nearly 18 years.

    Cons

    It is a very big company and, as such, is very compartmentalized in how they go about doing business. This creates a need for specialists more than general knowledge technologists.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify your positions

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