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"Great place to intern."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Intern - Software Development Intern
Current Intern - Software Development Intern
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Very flexible hours as long as your work gets done. Many people here work 40-50 hours per week and you're not looked down upon for doing so. Overall nice work environment. Work with very skilled and experienced people. Interesting work.

For interns, pay is among the best for tech companies and the subsidized housing and rental car make it even better. Intern events are also awesome.

Cons

Sometimes have to deal with legacy systems. As with any huge company, there's some annoying bureaucracy to deal with. In many groups, there are no coding standards, insufficient code reviews, and extremely poor documentation. Work with lots of custom internal tools which means that experience here is not very transferable to other companies in some cases.

Biggest con though is there doesn't seem to be much enthusiasm from people in their day-to-day work; many people seem to be here to just do a decent job and get paid but don't care deeply about actually improving the customer experience or making their projects succeed.

Advice to Management

Get mid and lower managers to make coding standards, code reviews, and documentation more of a priority. Yes, it's boring stuff but it would really save time and money in the long-run by reducing the number of bugs and duplicated effort. Make company-wide or division-wide standards (like Google's style guidelines) for the commonly-used programming languages.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Good Company to get your career started"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good opportunities to work on a lot of interesting projects.

    Cons

    Politics can be heavy. Don't look outside at available resources, focus on recruiting other companies top talent.

    Advice to Management

    Don't miss experienced resources who have a track record of working at start ups.


  2. "Wonderful company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Development Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Business Development Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic organization, constant change, great smart people.

    Cons

    Too much internal focus, stringent requirements/timing on promotions

    Advice to Management

    focus on top talent, not "how many months before you can be promoted"

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