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"Great experience for freshmen and sophomores"

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Former Employee - Explorer Intern in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Explorer Intern in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

- Great insight to the big company
- Free drinks :)
- Very convenient place to work
- Excellent networks
- See great lectures
- Great benefits and perks

Cons

- Too big, will not give a great chance to do a super break-through action
- Have too many products that are not really focused strongly
- Rain pours and cloudy most of the time
- Not fast enough

Advice to Management

Give young people a chance to experiment

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Microsoft: Go Somewhere Else"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Communications Programs Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Communications Programs Manager in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, work at home

    Cons

    Self-focused colleagues, opinionated and narrow minded senior staff, more red tape than Washington, DC, suffocating, circular, never ending projects that are never completed.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the people that don't do anything, that cause trouble as you're losing thebest people to other companies b/c of them.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Paying your dues..."

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    Former Employee - Support Analyst (Vendor) in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Support Analyst (Vendor) in Redmond, WA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Mentally stimulating and quite challenging work. Extremely smart co-workers. Free software, an abundance of educational opportunities. MS has an army of smart people.

    Cons

    But a toxic culture. Especially for vendors who are treated as second class citizens.Trust me, the people at MS are smart. This said, the toxic culture kills any creativity that surely exists within its talent pool. Good luck if you take a position as a vendor. Be prepared for not so subtle abuse.

    Advice to Management

    Ability to recognize talents. Drop the abuse and trial by fire. Encourage collaboration and idea sharing amongst your employees. Foster creativity. Get rid of Ballmer.


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