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Awesome Internship Experience

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Former Employee - Program Manager Intern in Redmond, WA (US)
Former Employee - Program Manager Intern in Redmond, WA (US)

I worked at Microsoft as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

Pay, great gifts (Samsung series 9 ultra book), exciting and real work, individual office!, intern speaker series with Steve Ballmer and VPs, amazing events with private concerts (Young the Giant, Alabama Shakes), the list goes on.
This was by far the best internship experience I've had. I felt that I made a difference and learned plenty along the way. Even if you don't see yourself going to Microsoft full time, this is still an amazing internship opportunity!

Cons

About 1500 interns so you can't meet everyone.
Redmond is boring, but it's only a 25 minute drive to Seattle in no traffic.

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Great job with the intern program.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Reasons to work at Microsoft

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    Current Employee - Service Engineer in Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Service Engineer in Redmond, WA (US)

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    My management chain really listens to my input and takes care of us.

    Cons

    People must contribute or leave

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Too matrixed but pays well

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    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Current Employee - Program Manager

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's a prominent company that values hiring competent people. You'll work around smart folks and that helps you to grow your own skills. They pay well, and once you're in Microsoft you'll have pretty good job security and can transfer to new positions easily.

    Cons

    It's difficult to be productive because too many people get in the way. With so many smart people and reviews that use forced bell curves, employees feel pitted against each other and many resort to political infighting rather than making decisions that are best for the company. It's also difficult to move up because Microsoft often values hiring external people for management roles but will shuffle the internal people around for lateral moves.

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    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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