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"great internship experience (research intern)"

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Former Intern - Researcher in Redmond, WA
Former Intern - Researcher in Redmond, WA

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

Pros

Worked with smart and friendly people, fast paced environment, interesting project, learned a lot, worked towards a publication, very organized in terms of intern activities during your free time

Cons

can be stressful, especially towards the end of the internship where you need to complete and present your project

Advice to Management

no further advice

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "A group of very smart, sometime passionate, people led by confused management."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's Microsoft. Big, influential company in many markets. Very diverse employees and accepting of everyone. (Personally impressed by this)

    Cons

    It's Microsoft. Big, influential company that, while diverse, seems to be led by a lot of old white dudes. Leaders represent a socially awkward group reaching for the next big thing while releasing questionable product quality at launch.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency. Less red tape. Listen to your employees and first level managers. Invest well to get your products right the first time. Stop telling customers that your competitors are bad and just make better products.


  2. "Lots of great things about the company, but easy to get lost"

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager
    Former Employee - Finance Manager
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Saturated with smart people, puts a lot of effort to make career progress tangible, multitudes of international opportunities, fun corporate campus, like its own little city

    Cons

    Very large HC so easy to get lost in, corporate culture tries to over-complicate everything, over-riding belief that you can "engineer" anything from customer satisfaction to employee happiness, not enough trust in the field talent by HQ, careers move slow outside of HQ

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