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Microsoft Reviews

Updated 23 April 2015
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  1. A place to develop your research identity.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Interaction Design Intern in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Former Employee - Interaction Design Intern in Cambridge, East of England, England

    I worked at Microsoft (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Diverse and interesting employees, collaborative environment, novel research projects, freedom to pursue research goals.

    Cons

    Long hours, insufficient access to healthy food, older office cubicle environment, several layers of bureaucracy, confusing travel and research expense reimbursement,.

    Advice to Management

    Closer management of project and a more in-depth understanding of employees' work would yield results faster.

  2. Great team; great manager; location sucks

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in Redmond, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in Redmond, WA (US)

    I worked at Microsoft

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team with a really understanding manager
    A lot of autonomy along constant constructive feedback
    Food was pretty good
    Friendly culture
    Coworkers much older than me (which is both good and bad)
    No need to stay late if you consistently get the job done

    Cons

    Redmond sucks - it's boring and the weather is bad
    It can be hard to get noticed in such a big company
    Pay is OK but not great, especially compared to recent Silicon Valley companies
    Middle management is good, but some of the upper level decisions are questionable

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring/promoting great managers

  3. Absolutely fantastic.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Intern - Intern in Seattle, WA (US)

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment, reallocation was fully funded and visa was sponsored ( moved from NZ ).

    Cons

    Minimal chance to move around as an intern (ie change projects).
    However not really expected to be able to as an intern, so not so bad.

    Advice to Management

    Create more internship opportunities, Microsoft was one of the best internships I've done, and would be great to see more people get the same chance I did.

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  5. I was a high school intern at Microsoft, and I enjoyed working there, although I bet they threw away all our apps.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - High School Intern in Redmond, WA (US)
    Former Intern - High School Intern in Redmond, WA (US)

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free drinks, the ability to brag to your friends, allows you to get better internships in college, and well... its' Microsoft!

    Cons

    Kind of boring since they kind of just let you do whatever you wanted, so really... I could've just done everything at home.

    Advice to Management

    I liked the internship, but maybe have a more structured internship.

  6. Great place to work during the start of the career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at Microsoft

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great learning experience if you are just joining out of college. The people here have a great experience handling large software code bases, hence have a good quality code to work on.

    Cons

    Not as challenging as other silicon valley companies.

  7. Great

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Research Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Intern - Research Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Nice mentor. Flexible working time

    Cons

    No free food but you can find a lot of restaurant near by

  8. Worked as SDET intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Intern in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Intern in Hyderābād (India)

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You'll find the best people working around yourself, which is the biggest motivation. Though it depends on team, in general people are given authority to take decisions. Recreational area is good, which includes TT, foosball, chess tables, and x-box with kinect. People are co-operative, help you learn.

    Cons

    Though they have many projects going on, the pace of work is average. This is not to say that you won't get a lot of work, its that you won't see your deliverables go live for a long time. There are good things to learn, but not many new things to learn. You can get similar opportunities at other places too.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the good work. Try to pull some more important stuff to India office.

  9. Internship

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Lagos (Nigeria)
    Current Employee - Intern in Lagos (Nigeria)

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing people, outstanding culture. Everyone is keen on learning.

    Cons

    Only opportunities are in sales and marketing

    Advice to Management

    -

  10. Good internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Redmond, WA (US)
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Redmond, WA (US)

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Smart people all over the place. Highly used products.

    Cons

    The experience is hit or miss depending on what team you are placed on and what they have you work on. 12 weeks is not a lot of time to do anything too important. But it is enough time to determine if your team is a good match for you.

    Advice to Management

    MS has a lot of respect for their interns and new hires. It's a great company.

  11. Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I worked at Microsoft

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a great company for research. I learned a lot from this internship. There are many great researcher there.

    Cons

    It is not related to any product. Only working on the research problems. It is hard to improve the coding skills.

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