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"It was fantastic"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Program Manager Intern in Bellevue, WA
Current Employee - Program Manager Intern in Bellevue, WA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

The internship program is obviously designed to fix any problems before they occur. I had very clear project expectations, lots of positive feedback, great working conditions, and excellent compensation.

Cons

The only major downside was the fact my project had trouble finding programmers to actually implement the planned feature, but my manager compensated very well.

Advice to Management

It's hard to think of any way to improve - my overall experience was amazing. I guess the major problem is trying to coordinate so many projects in so many discrete departments.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (1)

    "it is fairly good"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    a lot of opportunities to learn new things. good and comprehensive benefits. fairly stable jobs. good working environment. lots of career development opportunities.

    Cons

    as a big company, it has many processes in a lot of things. The processes can be overwhelming. it may be slow in innovation.

    Advice to Management

    improve the performance review process; improve the efficiency of project management; truly innovate and keep on the cutting edge of technology


  2. "One of the top places in the software industry"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Escalation Engineer in Fargo, ND
    Current Employee - Support Escalation Engineer in Fargo, ND
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Variety of jobs available across different campuses
    -Excellent benefits
    -Best of the best; some of the brightest work here
    -Incredible research opportunities
    -Breadth of products across different industries

    Cons

    -Too much process getting in the way
    -Politics and based on department, there can be a disconnect with upper management
    -Performance reviews are highly competitive and the metrics are not always clear.
    -Bulk of jobs are in NW Seattle area
    -Management does not pay too much attention to attrition whether it is good or bad.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees

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