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"Great place to work as a summer intern."

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Former Intern - Intern in Redmond, WA
Former Intern - Intern in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

The internship program at Microsoft is excellent. They seem to treat interns as full time employees in terms of work. They also have lots of pretty fun events over the course of the summer and you get a chance to meet a lot of other interns and network within the company. They also pay really well.

Cons

The project I was given could have been more interesting, but that seems to vary a lot between interns.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Experiences vary greatly with the group you're in"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nice benefits
    Plenty of opportunities to switch to different teams/technical interests as there're always multiple teams hiring. Internal candidates definitely get an easier pass compared to external candidates
    Smart people to work with and network with

    Cons

    Political driven
    Great place for managers to develop their careers but not necessary individual contributors
    Experiences vary greatly with the departments. Some departments like OSD (online service division) is notorious for re-orgs and non-productivity.

    Advice to Management

    The review model of forcing employees to a curve only brings competition instead of collaboration.


  2. "Great engineering, design, and PM teams."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people - Dev, Design, QA, and PMs were outstanding. Highly collaborative environment.

    Cons

    Too many layers, too much bureaucracy. hyper competitive environment - at times people worried more about reviews and managing up than the work.

    Advice to Management

    Don't follow the competition. Agile development works.


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