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Updated Jun 18, 2014
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

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    Best place to intern!

    Explorer Intern (Former Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    Pros1. Microsoft has really changed a lot over the year. I loved being challenged every day and working on new things
    2. I got a free surface pro + got to see Macklemore and Steve Ballmer live
    3. Seattle is just awesome in summer. The place to be!

    ConsThe corporate housing is a bit expensive

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

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    A lot of work, but well paid.

    Intern (Former Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    ProsGreat pay smart dynamic team.

    ConsVery competitive environemnt not conducive to teamwork.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe less competitive, foster more teamwork.

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

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    Amazing intern experience

    Intern (Former Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    ProsFamily-friendly; great benefits; nice facility

    ConsBalmer's stacked rank has GOT to go.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of stacked rank ASAP

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    ProsThe brought deadmau5 and Macklemore. Brand new computers and free soda and flexible hours. The perks of the large company are awesome like company events and gym membership.

    ConsDon't pick team/ or project for summer. Most of the products are really boring and as a result the work that they make you do is not interesting.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A great work environment but the work wasn't that fullfilling

    Product Manager Intern (Former Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    ProsGood work-life balance; excellent salarie and benefits.

    ConsNot enough work for PMs; too much overhead; work is not that exciting

    Advice to Senior ManagementLess overhead

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Research Intern (Former Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    ProsThe research internship program is really well-organized. There're housing, car rental and relocation subsidies, as well as internship only events.

    ConsNo option for a return offer.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider giving research interns options to work full-time after graduate.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I was one of the lucky few interns to feel like I was working at a startup with the aim of learning and not making $$$

    Explore Intern (Rotation Program) (Former Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsGreat intern program, GREAT pay, supportive team structure, they spoil you like crazy, beautiful location (Seattle), LOTS of design flexibility with your project, you are treated like a real member of the team

    Conslow key projects in big company - fell like I don't have enough contribution. Good for first internship if you are bound to make lots of mistakes, experience depends A LOT on the individual team and manager - so not guaranteed

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet the interns have a little more of a say in which project they ca work on. If they are excited about it, you'll get better results

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was awesome.

    Program Manager Intern (Current Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    ProsLearned a lot.
    Worked with great people.

    ConsProject scope is sometimes too small.

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Learned a lot, great people, great perks

    Program Manager Intern (Current Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    ProsGreat people to work with - really interested in helping you grow.
    Fantastic perks, pretty good salary, and if you get lucky with corporate housing you can be really close.
    Intern events were really something.

    ConsExperience depends heavily on your team - but most people I know had a great time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreat ideas at the lower levels that don't always make their way up.

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

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    Fun experience

    Explorer Intern (Former Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    ProsMicrosoft - at least in the Office division - is pretty friendly. It's possible to work harder and get noticed. It's not very stressful.

    As an intern, Microsoft throws a lot of money at you. Our Intern Signature Event was a trip to Boeing where they got us Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Deadmau5, and Surface Pro's. There were plenty of intern events, and with the intern mailing list, interns could arrange their own events based on specific interests (e.g. showing & discussion of UX lectures). And I got plenty of opportunities to talk to slightly higher-up FTEs.

    Microsoft is full of very smart people. By talking to random people at events or on my team, I could have easily insightful discussions (on non-work-related topics).

    ConsThe goals of Microsoft don't match the causes that I think are important. We support people volunteering ("day of caring"), but our products don't really aim to improve the world.

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

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