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"Great problems to work on. They have some of the best minds in the research community."

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

Great breadth as well as depth of problems you can pursue. You can choose to work on something very fundamental in the area or on the other hand actually do something which can be tech-transferred to the product groups and would in fact impact future product releases. Great opportunities to make an impact.

Cons

Can be more flexible in working with working on open source projects. Need to be careful in terms of publishing results since it might not be approved by the associated product groups etc.

Advice to Management

Microsoft Research should have a full time option (associate position etc.) in Microsoft. Generally they take MS students as research assistants on a contract basis and might loose some great people to other labs due to this.

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  1. "The Best Experience Ever"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is great to work amongst a huge set of talented People
    Microsoft as a company has great products that you can work on
    Challenging Work

    Cons

    Seattle weather
    Pay Scale
    You need to be at the company for a couple of years before people take you seriously

    Advice to Management

    You are doing a great Job. Please continue to be aggressive in making technology bets similar to Windows Phone 7, Kinect, etc.


  2. "Nerd Haven"

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

    Pros

    Highly intelligent, skilled & motivated colleagues (high concentration of Trekkers)
    Exceptional experience in software product developement & marketing
    Amazing company culture

    Cons

    Expect long hours
    Corporate culture can be engulfing / consuming


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