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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 (less than an 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...

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Opportunity to own your career and what you do.

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager Lead in Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager Lead in Redmond, WA (US)

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Huge amount of choice. Tons of jobs across the company. It’s hard to get bored with some many interesting projects available.
    Smart people. In general there are really smart people to work with – especially in some areas.
    Whatever your passion you can find some way to be involved. Whether you make it part of your job or just take advantage of the groups and resources.
    It’s up to you to make your career what you want it to be. This one can be seen as a pro or con.

    Cons

    Some inefficacies that come with a large company.
    Imperfect review model, but really there are few that are great.
    Not all groups are that great to work with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Explain the why regularly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great company - needs more innovation, more diversity and a better review system

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA (US)

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Smart folks, great health club. Decent pay.

    Cons

    but culture undermines innovation and new products ala tabletPC. Can require a long commute due to high cost of homes near campus.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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