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"Good benefits, boring works"

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Former Intern - Program Manager Intern in Redmond, WA
Former Intern - Program Manager Intern in Redmond, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Good benefits-They provide pretty good benifits. Including gyms, transportation fees, relocation, flight...
Good salary-One of the most competitive salaries among tech companies
Good perks

Cons

Too bureaucratic
Boring works
Can't contribute too much

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Big company = great opportunity to waste great possibilities"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of smart and nice people. Lots of new stuff to learn. Opportunity to have a big impact. Good salaries.

    Cons

    Fish starts to rot from its head. There are good teams - but most are in a dismal state, due to management (3 levels of hierarchy away from you) not having a clue about what's going on - or not even caring about it due to some twisted short-sighted incentive they have.


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    "Very smart people, but too much internal friction means wasted potential"

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

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work with the best and brightest
    Excellent benefits, pretty good pay
    Work-life balance is generally good
    Redmond/Bellevue is a great place to live for families
    Potential to impact a lot of people with your work

    Cons

    Huge amount of internal friction at all levels - people working at cross-purposes
    Review system can put even solid employees in bad spots and contributes to the above
    Pay is very good, but no longer the best in the industry
    The best employees are slowly leaving the company

    Advice to Management

    Learn to work together (at all levels) - encourage collaboration
    Focus on a few big bets, not on boiling the sea
    Fix the review system so that it doesn't provide perverse incentives
    Stop the too-frequent restructuring and re-organizing efforts - they are too disruptive

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