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"Great perks, bland project"

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Former Intern - Hardware Engineer in Redmond, WA
Former Intern - Hardware Engineer in Redmond, WA
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Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Talented and fun group to work in. Help was always available, and most were very friendly. The intern event was incredible. Microsoft puts a lot of value in making sure its interns are happy.

Cons

The project was mundane and far below what should have been given to a potential full-time employee. This ruined the experience for me. I left the company having no idea what I would really be doing for them.

Advice to Management

Before hiring an intern, make sure there is an interesting project they could work on.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

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    "A great company that has lost their way"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director Sales in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Director Sales in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lot's of different businesses in one company to get involved with
    Relatively easy to move around to new businesses, gain experience in new industries

    Cons

    Executives unable to work with each other effectively
    Continual power struggles across divisions leaves employees working hard and going nowhere at times
    Review system/stack ranking process is ridiculous and destroys innocent employees careers
    Too many missed opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Focus on fixing problems at exec level vs continually beating up your employees through forced calibrations
    Peer reviews are ridiculous, do you want to run a popularity contest or build businesses?
    Stop concentrating so much power at the GM/VP level. There needs to be come governance over the GM/VP's who get too much power and make arbitrary people decisions because they don't like someone.


  2. "Good learning at big software company"

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    Former Employee - Director in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Director in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, unlimited resources, global-size projects

    Cons

    Constant battle to take customer-first actions

    Advice to Management

    Invest in management training & incentives for collaboration

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