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"Great internship for students anywhere"

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Former Intern - Student UCrew Representative in Knoxville, TN
Former Intern - Student UCrew Representative in Knoxville, TN
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Fairly easy hours and goals

Cons

Not very clear on what you are supposed to do
minimal training

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    "Great benefits, work life balance (unless you're a dev)"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Many options for changing teams
    - Salary competitive in redmond area

    Cons

    - Too many employees - career growth can stall
    - Many groups are doing mediocre work
    - Living in an MSFT cocoon makes you feel falsely secure and unaware of the outside world


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great fundamentals, wrong strategy"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer In Test Lead in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer In Test Lead in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company stability, education and certification support, relatively good work/life balance in mature teams

    Cons

    Terrible managers around (not all, but a higher index of really bad managers than any other place before), slow growth for experienced industry hires

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate the ranking system, use a competency based performance evaluation that doesn't assume 10% of bad performers and instead of improving the company, creates the trend for 50% to focus on politics and "perform well" while creating +30% underperformers

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