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"Well-designed internship program"

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Former Intern - Finance Manager Intern in Seattle, WA
Former Intern - Finance Manager Intern in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

They encourage people to move around the different parts of the company every 18-24 months. So one need not feel stuck no matter how un-motivating the current group or work is.

Efforts to promote meritocracy (but not always successful, as some politics naturally creeps in, in such a large company)

Great work/life balance.

Various events to keep employees up-to-date of the new technologies.

Great food of every kind in the canteens.

Parking never an issue.

Cons

I was a finance manager intern, and before joining I did not realize that finance is implicitly viewed a support function. The influence of finance partners is not significant in the major decisions.

Groups work in their own silos, with little transfer of best practices among them.

Advice to Management

Break down the silos.

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    "A great company, but needs to be revived"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great employer, benefits, work time flexibility is great. Some orgs have great opportunity to grow as an engineer

    Cons

    Horrible HR performance review model, drives employees (managers included) to focus on covering their asses rather than being encouraged to innovate.

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Seattle area is a great place to live. There's lots of hiking and outdoor activities. Microsoft has a lot of social clubs so you'll find other employees with similar interests.

    Cons

    The performance review system is amazingly bad for morale. Even people doing just fine are worried about getting bad scores. Instead of a positive culture of aspiring to excellence, it's all about fear.

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