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"Great environment for software engineers"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Intern - Program Manager Intern in Redmond, WA
Current Intern - Program Manager Intern in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

They give you tons of equipment that you'll ever want or need.
Lots of smart people to be around all the time.
You're own office.
Free drinks whenever I want them.
Great cafeteria food and they even tell you what's healthy and not.
VERY VERY eco friendly environment.
Encourage you to go out and meet other people on campus so they have happy hours where they serve free beer and food. They also encourage you to join sports on campus and you can go at any time during work hours to do whatever you want, may it be working out, volleyball, on a run, chat with people, get food, they don't care just have fun.
The general thought is you can do whatever you want as long as your happy and you're getting your work done. You pretty much only HAVE to be in the office when you have meetings.
Great benefits in and outside of the work place.

Cons

Since people are so free to do what they want its hard to deal with everyone schedules.
There's a lot of smart but very arrogant and hard headed people - dealing with them can be very difficult and sometimes its hard to get what you want done.
Lots of politics in the management.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Shark filled Pond"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The good employees are very good. The people with real knowledge are willing to share and help you grow and help the company move forward.

    Cons

    Constant threat of being stabbed in the back if you stand out or speak up about improvement. You will working in what most people would consider less space then a broom closet.

    There are several company cultures which slow everything. From the Don't Give a darn folks to I been here longer than you so I am always right folks to the I am wearing sandals and gym shorts to work because I am the Star around here.

    Advice to Management

    If you want actual professionals to work at Microsoft then you need to employ professional managers and interviewers. If you pack too many rats in a pit they are going to spend more time fighting each other than being productive


  2. "Microsoft is no longer as attractive to engineers as it used to be"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Better than average benefits; Lots of internal opennings

    Cons

    Internal rivalry; Politics; Bureaucracy; Mediocre pay

    Advice to Management

    Look around and see what some other great employers are doing

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