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Updated Jun 18, 2014
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

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    Software Development Engineer Intern (Current Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    ProsPeople are nice
    You get your own office
    you get many computer monitors
    Drink are free.
    People are smart, you get to ask a lot of questions and they usually help you out

    ConsNo con really. Its a bit far from home

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

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    Excellent Company to work for

    Software Development Engineer Intern (Current Employee)
    Mountain View, CA

    ProsThe company took good care of the interns, even the ones not in the Redmond location. Microsoft had a fun culture, interesting events, and an overall well organized intern program.

    ConsMicrosoft is a large company that can be stuck in process and organization, that might slow down work progress and stifle creativity in favor of organized productivity.

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

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    Microsoft MBA internship experience

    Product Manager Intern (Current Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    ProsMeaningful and impactful projects, good work hours, leadership exposure, structured internship process,

    ConsCollaborative culture sometimes affects speed, but if you are smart and resourceful - there is no stopping you!

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

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

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    fabulous company

    Intern (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    Prosfood,culture, challenges simply love em

    Conspolitics is aggressive,you gotta be observant

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

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    It was fantastic

    Program Manager Intern (Current Employee)
    Bellevue, WA

    ProsThe internship program is obviously designed to fix any problems before they occur. I had very clear project expectations, lots of positive feedback, great working conditions, and excellent compensation.

    ConsThe only major downside was the fact my project had trouble finding programmers to actually implement the planned feature, but my manager compensated very well.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt's hard to think of any way to improve - my overall experience was amazing. I guess the major problem is trying to coordinate so many projects in so many discrete departments.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great problems to work on. They have some of the best minds in the research community.

    Intern (Current Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    ProsGreat breadth as well as depth of problems you can pursue. You can choose to work on something very fundamental in the area or on the other hand actually do something which can be tech-transferred to the product groups and would in fact impact future product releases. Great opportunities to make an impact.

    ConsCan be more flexible in working with working on open source projects. Need to be careful in terms of publishing results since it might not be approved by the associated product groups etc.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMicrosoft Research should have a full time option (associate position etc.) in Microsoft. Generally they take MS students as research assistants on a contract basis and might loose some great people to other labs due to this.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Summer internship

    Software Engineering Intern (Current Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    ProsPossibly the most structured internship on the planet. Summer camp for college students

    Consummmm.. It really depends on who you are - I just felt kind of lost in the company. However, it really is a great company - they treat their employees really well

    Advice to Senior Managementtry and relate more to the new hires

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Internship Program

    Software Development Engineer In Test Intern (Current Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    ProsThe great thing about working at Microsoft as an SDET intern is that they give you "real-world" work to do, on projects that matter. You are also highly compensated for your work.

    ConsIt's a large corporation, so many times you get bogged down by bureaucracy. You also always don't get to completely choose what you want to do when you start.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet new employees have more freedom to truly explore what they want to do, so it can benefit everyone in the long run.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Microsoft, a great place to work

    Software Development Engineer Intern (Current Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    ProsThe people are simply amazing. The coworkers are friendly, helpful and easy-going. You will often see people helping each other out with issues and answering questions, even if it means taking time out of their schedule There is little office politics and one's hard work does not go unnoticed. There is a lot of fun events designed to keep employees in the loop about upcoming Microsoft developments and technologies. There are often technical demos and presentations.

    ConsThe weather in the region is pretty gloomy. It is often cloudy. Also, there are not enough women in the workplace.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConcentrate on interoperability and researching consumer needs.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to be an intern, but maybe it's better to work elsewhere...

    Software Development Engineer Intern (Current Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    Pros- Great technologies (you know that you are working on products that affects the life of millions of people)
    - Good benefits package
    - Opportunities for career growt and advancement
    - Great colleagues to work with, very intelligent and talented

    ConsThe managers don't care for what the employees have to say about what's wrong...In the long term, this will destroy the company. Actually, sometimes they even complain with you if you talk to them about what you think is wrong in the company...
    There isn't a very good Work/Life balance

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake your time to hear what the employees have to say...

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