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Microsoft intern Reviews

Updated Jul 28, 2014
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4.3 149 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella

(13 ratings)

93% 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 688 reviews)

  • Tons of super smart people working for the right reasons - to make a difference (in 893 reviews)


Cons
  • And there are times when the workload may impede on your work-life balance (in 476 reviews)

  • The previous stack rank review system encourage a behavior that was very much individualist (in 369 reviews)

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

    ProsFocus on research projects, renowned researchers, well-designed intern programs, many opportunities working with very famous researchers. Researchers can extract papers from your projects even if they are not much successful.

    ConsEven though you showed good performance, the company does not given any offer. You can only obtain publication, chances to expand your research connections, and some salary (which is slightly better than other companies).

    Advice to Senior ManagementVery flexible, free, you may work at home, and you can work in anywhere you want.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great!

    Intern (Current Employee) Beijing, Beijing (China)

    ProsGreat mentor, smart and friendly colleagues.
    Time is flexible.

    ConsI can't think of any.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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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    A big company with little pay to intern

    Intern (Former Employee) Taipei (Taiwan)

    ProsA chance to learn and work in international IT business.

    Consthe pay in Microsoft ,Taiwan is way lower than in the US

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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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