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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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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    "Microsoft pays well to overcome its toxic culture and work environment"

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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
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance (nearly everyone is out of the office by 5), Microsoft pays its workers extremely well to make up for its work environment, easy work, lots of benefits, free soft drinks, family friendly tech company

    Cons

    Very hard to change teams, excessive internal politics, managers intentionally assign you less challenging work to allow their favorites excel at your expense, anti-intellectual "brogramming" culture, extreme hostility to open source, weird looks for not owning a Windows phone, culture of groupthink where you can't challenge decisions made in meetings, sink-or-swim review system pits you against your immediate coworkers and encourages cut-throat competitive behavior, senior developers use code reviews to gang up on and haze newbies with "moving target" coding style comments, dying company that serially releases market failures, PPO healthcare was cut by Ballmer/Brummel, food is not free and cafeterias do not accept credit cards, coworkers are incompetent developers with big mouths who are good at playing politics

    Advice to Management

    Carry out a much-needed cultural cleansing by eliminating all of the dead weight in the company, avoid blaming and firing the wrong execs, followed by promoting the people that should have gotten fired instead to the executive level, extend the reach of the review system such that employees are ranked company-wide rather than only against their immediate "team"-mates


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