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Nice place to work at

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Former Employee - Research Intern  in  Redmond, WA (US)
Former Employee - Research Intern in Redmond, WA (US)

I worked at Microsoft as an intern for less than a year

Pros

Flexible working hour, free sodas, nice gym membership, parking well available, once a month a party with wine. For interns there was also a subsidized car rental -- a good thing to take to see around, even though not a necessity for commuting as the company accommodation is just across the road.

Cons

working in offices with very thin walls, if someone on the other side is having a lot of phone calls, it may get a bit disturbing. No free food as google has, having at least some fruit available through day would be nice...

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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Stable company, trying to reinvent itself

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

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Engineering driven culture, good people, excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Need to get their hunger back and shake their complacency. They are trying hard now and time will tell if they are successful.

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    Drive direct customer experience and hands on customer contact within engineering teams.

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    Great place to learn the basics

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    Former Employee - Programming Writer  in  Redmond, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Programming Writer in Redmond, WA (US)

    I worked at Microsoft as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People are nice and you have a chance to learn a lot on the job. Free beverages are a nice perk.

    Cons

    Hard to get hired as an FTE. Just when you think you've worked long enough as a contractor...nope.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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