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"Good place to be an intern, but maybe it's better to work elsewhere..."

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Current Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in Redmond, WA
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

- Great technologies (you know that you are working on products that affects the life of millions of people)
- Good benefits package
- Opportunities for career growt and advancement
- Great colleagues to work with, very intelligent and talented

Cons

The managers don't care for what the employees have to say about what's wrong...In the long term, this will destroy the company. Actually, sometimes they even complain with you if you talk to them about what you think is wrong in the company...
There isn't a very good Work/Life balance

Advice to Management

Take your time to hear what the employees have to say...

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Microsoft is pretty OK to work for"

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    Former Employee - Support Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Support Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people, benefits, salary. There are so many intelligent and hard working individuals at Microsoft, it was a great environment. A lot of opportunity to learn and move around.

    Cons

    Too big. Too many managers and not enough focus. The whole blue and orange badge thing is pretty weak, too. I worked at Microsoft first as a FTE and then later as a contractor; while the hourly rate was great, it was unfortunate that the positions had a one year expiration date and then they would re-hire you after a three month break- why not just make the person a FTE if you want them to continue to work for you?

    Advice to Management

    Look around at the other successful companies in the valley- what's the difference? The culture. Microsoft's SV campus is lacking.


  2. "Great people, crummy management"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Stability, benefits, brilliant coworkers, a sense of pride, Seattle (a wonderful town), a competitive Type-A atmosphere, a heck of a soccer field, good (if not free) food.

    Cons

    Boss's bosses who don't understand the very products their underlings are making.

    Advice to Management

    Take a close look at why you went into technology in the first place, and remember that technology is not something that is created for its own sake. Or at least hire other managers who are in technology for reasons other than the money.

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