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Microsoft intern Reviews

Updated Jul 13, 2014
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4.3 146 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella

(12 ratings)

91% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Really good work-life balance compared to other tech companies of the same caliber(in 675 reviews)

  • Tons of super smart people working for the right reasons - to make a difference(in 886 reviews)


Cons
  • And there are times when the workload may impede on your work-life balance(in 474 reviews)

  • The previous stack rank review system encourage a behavior that was very much individualist(in 367 reviews)

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    Great benefits and people if you can find them

    User Experience Design Intern (Current Employee) Redmond, WA (US)

    ProsPay, stability, work/life balance (big corp, not held too accountable for much), Seattle-based, working with some tech legends

    ConsLack of culture, feels stale, they're changing things up but there's only a few groups that have a great culture and you have to know what you want beforehand to get yourself there. Little impact, waterfall methods. Median age 40+

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to pass an internship

    Services Intern (Current Employee) Santa Fe, NM (US)

    Pros+ Lots of opportunities to participate in big projects
    + Get to work with people around the globe
    + Great pay
    + Unique opportunity to see the hundreds of careers that are out there !

    Cons- There is not a well structured plan for interns
    - You need to look for other projects to learn more, as an intern you're underestimated and your tasks will be somewhat limited or "easy"
    - Several managers intervene with your activities and responsibilities which is confusing

    Advice to Senior ManagementDefine a plan for interns and do not underestimate them !

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Positive

    Marketing Intern (Current Employee) Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    ProsGreat company to have on your resume. Very supportive co-workers, lots of opportunity for growth, and always something exciting to work on.

    ConsAt times I feel out of the loop on a lot of things, which makes it difficult to do my job. A few internal services don't always work, and some subscriptions literally took a year for me to receive (employee MSDN).

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep on keeping on. The company is heading in the right direction, the values are solid, just need to keep working at it and improve the little things.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Working at Microsoft was a whole new experience and great people.

    Intern (Former Employee) Seattle, WA (US)

    ProsWork with great coworkers and dedicated. Good environment for employees

    ConsLittle politics and typical large company problems.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great experience

    Marketing Intern (Former Employee) Madrid (Spain)

    ProsAmazing experience to start your professional career.

    ConsNo cons really. Perfect internship experience.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very good experience in MSRA

    Research Intern (Former Employee) Beijing, Beijing (China)

    ProsMentor can give very helpful advice
    Good salary
    Unlimited fruits/drinks

    Consi do not like the restaurants

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    Awesome company

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

    ProsMicrosoft is located in Redmond, WA where you can have really nice weather during the summer. There are tons of nice and stimulating people in Microsoft, and tons of projects that are stimulating, challenging, and fun. I liked the food at the food court; there are diversity from pasta and burgers to pad thai and pho. You will absolutely love your experience at Microsoft. Plus, free sodas all the time.

    ConsThere are not so many cons about working at Microsoft as an intern. But it is well known that their management somehow does not always work well; teams could be in a not-so-good relationship with other teams and all.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    excellent company to work for

    Research Intern (Former Employee) Bellevue, WA (US)

    Pros1. Challenging and exciting problems to work on
    2. cutting edge technology platform to work with and learn
    3. generous package in terms of salary and health benefit
    4. bellevue or redmond is generally is good place to live in terms of community education level and nature and affordability

    Cons1. too many people there, competition is intensive.
    2. sometimes bureaucratic. need a lot of communication to push things forward
    3. not much sunshine except for the summer in Seattle area

    Advice to Senior Managementtime for a change into a more agile, nimble and innovative culture

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Amazing Company

    Intern (Current Employee) Redmond, WA (US)

    ProsTeam environment, friendly staff that's very caring.

    ConsLearning curve was hard to adjust to.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    This internship was challenging, informative, and rewarding.

    High School Intern (Former Employee) Redmond, WA (US)

    ProsThey give you a coding mentor who will help you when you're stuck on a problem.
    They provide lots of opportunities to network with your higher ups.
    They give out an Intern gift every year, usually one of their latest products (like the Surface Pro).
    They increment your hourly wage each time you come back as an intern.

    ConsYou're expected to do a lot of self learning as your mentor will likely be very busy with his/her own projects.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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