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"Interesting & challenging work"

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

Pros

As one of the worlds largest software companies, you feel that what you are doing there is making a difference. The work is challenging and interesting and the rest of the staff is made out of very bright people willing to help you.

It also has a very fun and laid back environment, the free drinks are awesome though they may make you gain some weight if you abuse them.

Cons

Your success as an intern depends a lot on which product group you're on, some managers are much more demanding than others.

Advice to Management

Go back to Microsoft's truly technical roots and take more risks, it certainly pays off in the long run. Get more technical people at the top of the management food chain as they know best how to handle projects.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (3)

    "I think Microsoft is a mediocre software company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The health insurance and other benefits are one of the best among the industry.
    The company provides good work environment.

    Cons

    Lack of innovation.
    Lots of bureaucracy.
    Technical skill sets obtained from this company may not be usable in other companies.

    Advice to Management

    Build a more open environment for the research and development teams.
    Embrace more new technologies and open source software.
    Need more out-of-box thinking.


  2. "Great company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Lead Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    In recent time Microsoft is shedding a lot of its weight to become more nimble and agile. Its getting younger and smarter.

    Cons

    Some of the mistakes we did in the past its still hurting the stock price.

    Advice to Management

    Go at it.

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