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"OK SDE internship at Microsoft"

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Former Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Redmond, WA
Former Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Redmond, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Competitive compensation; ease of movement among teams in the company; management is fairly transparent with regards to feedback; if you seek a structured environment, this is probably a very good place for you

Cons

Full-time employees seem obsessed with performance reviews; as an intern, I found myself explaining the basics of my project to full-time employees far more than I really should have, perhaps indicating a lack of knowledge and focus on my team; being a Microsoft employee is all about "drinking the kool-aid", that is, seeming dissatisfied with the way a team is operating is almost always met with negativity rather than constructive responses

Advice to Management

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Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Director in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Director in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Talented peers, a lot to learn and contribute

    Cons

    Going to restructuring which is causing some confusion

    Advice to Management

    Get a visionary CEO


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    "Company will never be great again...too much dead weight!"

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

    I worked at Microsoft as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great products and services in their suite.

    Cons

    Has completely lost sight of its original vision and goals. They actively refuse to hire from the outside and instead lean on shuffling their current people around. They hire contractors to do most of the actual work and let their FTE's take all the glory. This is NOT the Microsoft of the 80's. You are better off, if you're talented at a smaller, newer company.

    Advice to Management

    Infuse some new talent into your ranks and stop hiring from within constantly. There is so much dead weight to lose! You need outside talent to make this company strong again.

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