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"Summer internship"

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Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Redmond, WA
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Pros

Possibly the most structured internship on the planet. Summer camp for college students

Cons

ummmm.. It really depends on who you are - I just felt kind of lost in the company. However, it really is a great company - they treat their employees really well

Advice to Management

try and relate more to the new hires

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    "Politics rule"

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

    Pros

    Very talented people. Pockets of passionate engineers. When it's good, it's very good.

    Cons

    Overly political in the last few years. Playing the game for promotions and favoritism is rewarded over actual talent. More of an emphasis on moving up any way possible over focus on working at being the best engineers in the world. Too many who think they are better than they really are.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of the way and let the team's get to work. Get rid of that review system and reward talent for being good at what they do rather than how good they can play the system.


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    "Lack of vision"

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are so many resources available and so much cash that Microsoft can afford to get into any business and sustain a loss for many years. XBOX is an example of an area that Microsoft never gave up in. Few people would have given them a chance to break into that difficult console business and yet they stuck it out and it is finally paying off.

    Cons

    Many times Microsoft is just trying to play catch up and mimic what other companies are doing. I find a general lack of vision in the company. It is not something that is rewarded. They reward hard drivers that deliver. Not people that have the vision and deliver the right thing.

    Advice to Management

    Look into hiring the visionaries and giving people a chance to make something of an idea.

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