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    Research Intern (Former Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    ProsIt is the best place to do an internship.

    Consthere is no cons that I remember.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. Microsoft encourages you to work hard, party harder and learn as much as you can.

    Intern (Former Employee)
    Hyderābād (India)

    ProsGreat learning resources- Microsoft has a great environment where you are encouraged to learn as much as you can about your field.
    Knowledgeable and passionate co-workers who always bail you out. You get to learn a lot from your peers.
    Garage- My personal favourite. You get to showcase your creativity and coding skills and earn prizes at the same time!
    Community-MS encourages people to give back to the community, both time and financial aid. I have seen people helping each other out.
    Work-life balance - Flexible working hours and work from home are an added bonus

    Cons1) You get addicted to the free food, leisure time and the above pros. Coming back to college and adapting was very difficult.
    2) You sometimes feel alienated when you realize that everyone can dance except you.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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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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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Intern (Former Employee)
    Bellevue, WA

    ProsGreat compensation, fun activities, fabulous intern gifts- you can tell that money was really thrown your way as an intern.

    ConsOffice work can get tedious, some interns were given projects that weren't utilized after they were gone.

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

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    An outstanding place

    Research Intern (Former Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    Pros- Very interesting projects
    - You largely get to choose what you are working on
    - Super-smart people, both full-time researchers and fellow interns
    - Very nice work-life balance; MSR throws cool intern events

    ConsRedmond/Seattle area in general aren't as exciting as some other areas like the Bay Area, but nature-wise it's nonetheless stunning

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Microsoft knows how to take care of their software developers

    Software Development Engineer Intern (Former Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    ProsDevelopers have their own offices. Because Microsoft has a longer release cycle than many software companies, the stereotypical "have to work overtime because the project is due" doesn't really apply. Very laid-back environment. As long as you get your work done and don't miss meetings, no one really minds when you work.

    ConsAs with any company with thousands of employees, sometimes you can feel like a grain of sand on the beach. As a developer, you don't have a say in the big picture of the company. If that's important to you, don't work here; find a start-up.

    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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    Best place to do a research internship

    Research Intern (Former Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    Pros+ World class researchers
    + Friendly environment
    + Great projects
    + Lots of perks for the interns
    + Weather is great during the summer
    Great experience overall

    ConsNothing in particular. 3 months may not be enough for a full fledged project, so it takes a lot of effort, but it is worth it

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

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    Best place to work for

    Research Intern (Former Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    Pros- A lot of smart people around
    - All cutting edge technologies
    - High speed hardware availability
    - Free coffee and drinks
    - There are always people who are experts in your area of need
    - Nice playground, and on-campus cafeteria

    Cons- No free lunch/ dinner.
    - Very big company; so dependencies are large. Each department has their own priority. So, you have to stall your research until you hear back from the product team, which takes over a week sometimes.

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

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    Nice place to work at

    Research Intern (Former Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    ProsFlexible working hour, free sodas, nice gym membership, parking well available, once a month a party with wine. For interns there was also a subsidized car rental -- a good thing to take to see around, even though not a necessity for commuting as the company accommodation is just across the road.

    Consworking in offices with very thin walls, if someone on the other side is having a lot of phone calls, it may get a bit disturbing. No free food as google has, having at least some fruit available through day would be nice...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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