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Updated Jun 18, 2014
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    Excellent organization to pursue research career in Computer Science

    Research Intern (Former Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    Pros- Nice benefits
    - Lots of smart people around to work with
    - Decent salary for an intern

    Cons- Lack of flexibility in terms of engineering
    - Extremely rigid policies with respect to open source software, which is often an hindrance in research

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Intern (Current Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    ProsInterns are very spoiled at Microsoft. We get lots of free stuff, and plenty of opportunities to have fun and enjoy Seattle.

    ConsThe culture could be better in the office. The drink selection is much better at competing companies. A lot of legacy code.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    OK SDE internship at Microsoft

    Software Development Engineer Intern (Former Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    ProsCompetitive compensation; ease of movement among teams in the company; management is fairly transparent with regards to feedback; if you seek a structured environment, this is probably a very good place for you

    ConsFull-time employees seem obsessed with performance reviews; as an intern, I found myself explaining the basics of my project to full-time employees far more than I really should have, perhaps indicating a lack of knowledge and focus on my team; being a Microsoft employee is all about "drinking the kool-aid", that is, seeming dissatisfied with the way a team is operating is almost always met with negativity rather than constructive responses

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    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good benefits, boring works

    Program Manager Intern (Former Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    ProsGood benefits-They provide pretty good benifits. Including gyms, transportation fees, relocation, flight...
    Good salary-One of the most competitive salaries among tech companies
    Good perks

    ConsToo bureaucratic
    Boring works
    Can't contribute too much

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Fantastic research-driven workplace where you will be surrounded by smart, friendly coworkers

    Doctoral Intern (Former Employee)

    ProsResearchers here work much like they would in academia on self-directed projects.
    Colleagues are smart and able to offer insightful feedback.
    The facilities are lovely and well-appointed.
    Pay is generous; vacation time and benefits are more than adequate.

    ConsThere are very few cons to working at MSR.
    I worked as a doctoral intern and I was disappointed that there were not more opportunities to be hired full-time upon finishing my degree.

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

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    Explorer Intern (Former Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    ProsAs an explorer intern I got to experience the three disciplines: dev, test, and pm. I got to interview at the end of my internship for an internship next summer. If you stay on the same team, it is very easy to get offered back a full time offer. There are tons of intern events within the department that I worked and with the interns as a whole. The work environment was great and everyone was very eager to help me. I loved the project that I worked on during the summer.

    ConsI am not a hug fan of the Seattle area. Redmond was very boring to me. I also did not have a car so I really couldn't get around much.

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

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    Amazing place to work! They care about their employees!

    Program Manager Intern (Former Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    ProsGreat work-life balance, they care about growing you and helping to further your career. The benefits are amazing, there's great mobility within the company as a whole, and the work is interesting and engaging.

    ConsIt's easy to overwork yourself. The "calibration" system is terrible.

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

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    Love it; Microsoft culture is healthy and promotes growth.

    Explore Intern (Current Employee)
    Bellevue, WA

    ProsThey treat interns very well; it's what you make of the internship and managers are very helpful and willing to share.

    ConsYou have to fix your eyes on inspiring people because there are some interns who will pull you to slack off.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPerhaps treat interns more similarly to the full time employees so that we get a feel for what full time would be like

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

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    Great location. Great people. Great benefits.

    Research Intern (Former Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    ProsLots of intern activities. Great work environments. Free sodas and Starbucks coffee machine. Great cafeteria. Nice place to do research.

    ConsWeather is nice during Summer but not so good the rest of the year. Have to work long hours but pay is not hourly so no overtime bonus pay.

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    Exciting, intellectually stimulating environment to work in

    Research Intern (Former Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    Pros- Great researchers contribute to making microsoft research an intellectually stimulating environment to work in.
    - Interesting and challenging projects to work on over the summer.
    - Microsoft research organizes a ton of free events for interns that are a lot of fun.

    Cons- High expectations from researchers in terms of getting results can be somewhat stressful at times.
    - Commute to work can be somewhat long depending one where you stay.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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