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"intern at Microsoft research asia"

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Former Intern - Research Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)
Former Intern - Research Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

The people are great and there's lots of freedom to work on what interests you.

Cons

pay could be better but the benefits make it worth it

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Company at its inflection point - what happens next MS - can sink or swim"

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Shinagawa (Japan)
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Shinagawa (Japan)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is pretty good. You have time to see the whole picture and care about what you do and you can do great things. You can make a difference and enrich your experience.
    Compensation is better than average and benefits are good.
    Well respected company.
    I have been working here for 20+ years. I think my life experience here is rich and varied.
    I joined when we just released Win 3.1 and it was not a Windows world yet. We were a young company and working away from a bottom up culture. We were just figuring out things. I met Bill Gates and talked interactively to him for 15 mins. I did impact full things that mattered a lot. So many good people. I could indulge my passion around work.

    Cons

    There are plenty downsides. The review system is one and everything I read from other who wrote their reviews about the company seem pretty much true. It can destroy good people and bring out negative things in people. I used to manage a team and was forced to cut good people that I felt had good potential and could benefit the company. Because of the curve we had to exaggerate failures to justify ranking. You could nail all your commitments and find out it doesn't matter what you did but how you did it. Or vice versa. Managers get ratings too. its very funny, you can tell its poll season when managers become super nice and then tend to revert to their old selves afterwards.

    Advice to Management

    I am going to quit while I am ahead. I would consider coming back if the company changed stack ranking policies and some of the things that made us great in the past came back. The company has potential and still can do great things. I am keeping my stock.


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    "Stay at Microsoft"

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    Former Employee - Group Manager in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Group Manager in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Perks, industry benchmarking Salary, Brand name,

    Cons

    Review system is horribly bad, need to scrap this system out. Indian employees play mere execution role with no say in the direction of the organisation.

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