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"good experience, not enough support for growth"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Intern in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Intern in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

You have access to information about so many new products that are coming out
Career path is explicit
Compensation is very good

Cons

Many of Microsoft's products don't win in the market
Being in the company is very competitive and work-life balance hard to achieve

Advice to Management

Offer the interns more space to learn before throwing them into the fire. The transition from college to new hire seems very rough.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Come for the prestige, stay for the benefits"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Microsoft has a huge product portfolio, so if you've grown tired of one product group (say, Word) then you can transfer to another one and still get to keep your benefits, seniority, etc.

    Also, the benefits are awesome. The only way you'll find better benefits package is to become a United States Senator or the CEO of a bank that's too big to fail.

    Cons

    Once you get into a discipline, you pretty much pigeonholed for life. So, anyone telling you to interview as an SDET to get your foot in the door either hates you or doesn't know what he/she is talking about.

    Also, we're very big on politics here. Technical skills will only get you so far.

    Advice to Management

    Give your reports a chance to grow.


  2. "Growing Group Manager"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Group Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Group Manager in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people, good tasks, good environment, new challenges, good talks, thoughtful area, new features, cross group collaboration, healthy environment, many opportunities

    Cons

    To many people working on the same thing is not productive. Not enough innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Make it clear what you ate trying to accomplish

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