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"Amazing learning experience"

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Former Intern - Research Intern in Redmond, WA
Former Intern - Research Intern in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

First, the work atmosphere is motivating, providing a lot of opportunities to learn both the technical knowledge and how the industrial research works. Second, my boss was very helpful, providing a precise advice and guidance for the project I was working on. Finally, the most rewarding part was an opportunity to make a lasting influence, by working on a project that got shipped with the next version of Windows operating system.

Cons

The only downside I can think of is the nature of research that requires short term to mid-term benefits. For people who would prefer more fundamental, but riskier research plans Microsoft research might not be the best place to be. Although, that might not apply in general, but only for the unit I was involved in.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

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    "Still a great company"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager II in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager II in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Good career opportunities.

    Cons

    competitive, ok work life balance


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    "Felt like just another number."

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    Former Intern - PM Intern in Redmond, WA
    Former Intern - PM Intern in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great products
    -great opportunities
    -PM roll rocks

    Cons

    -hit or miss with management. i had really bad luck with a manager that rejected her last 3 interns.
    -no personalized attention really -- off on your own and expected to figure things out completely (my experience, my friend had different experiences)
    -traffic if commuting from downtown Seattle

    Advice to Management

    -Invest more in your employees
    -Try to keep groups seem smaller

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