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Great place to work as a summer intern.

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

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

Pros

The internship program at Microsoft is excellent. They seem to treat interns as full time employees in terms of work. They also have lots of pretty fun events over the course of the summer and you get a chance to meet a lot of other interns and network within the company. They also pay really well.

Cons

The project I was given could have been more interesting, but that seems to vary a lot between interns.

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    Great company, lots of room to move, but heavy on politics

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Innovative, lots of room to move around, employees are treated well in terms of salary and benefits. Amazing people who can make your job fun and energizing.

    Cons

    Politics stifles innovation. Dissent is still politically loaded, and depending on your group, career suicide. Culture of silence around bad managers means there are many bad ones, more than you'd expect, at a large, productive company. Some of the folks who've been around a long time, and are very senior in the company, need to be moved around, or out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The cons include my advice to management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company, Great Culture, Great People

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

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

    Pros

    I love working at this company. It's one of the best companies to work for. You are treated with respect and I've been across two business lines now. Many things to do outside of work and the product discounts are fantastic. If I have it my way, I'll retire from this company!

    Cons

    Not many that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more feedback in to up and coming products from all the employees before launch.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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