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Updated Apr 8, 2014
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella

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Best place to work for

Research Intern (Former Employee)
Redmond, WA

I worked at Microsoft as an intern for less than a year

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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Best place to do a research internship

Research Intern (Former Employee)
Redmond, WA

I worked at Microsoft as an intern for less than a year

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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Excellent Company to work for

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

I have been working at Microsoft as an intern for less than a year

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.

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Excellent internship

Software Development Engineer Intern (Former Employee)
Redmond, WA

I worked at Microsoft as an intern for less than a year

Pros- Flexible project choices
- Good mentorship/coaching experience
- Projects that make an impact
- Good networking opportunity with management and other teams
- As intern you get many intern related events, and of course the intern gift

Cons- Didn't really take my team ranking into consideration, got assigned to a random team.
- Office type work environment vs. open space work environment (such as in Facebook or Google).
- No free food.

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Nice place to work at

Research Intern (Former Employee)
Redmond, WA

I worked at Microsoft as an intern for less than a year

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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Awesome Internship Experience

Program Manager Intern (Former Employee)
Redmond, WA

I worked at Microsoft as an intern for less than a year

ProsPay, great gifts (Samsung series 9 ultra book), exciting and real work, individual office!, intern speaker series with Steve Ballmer and VPs, amazing events with private concerts (Young the Giant, Alabama Shakes), the list goes on.
This was by far the best internship experience I've had. I felt that I made a difference and learned plenty along the way. Even if you don't see yourself going to Microsoft full time, this is still an amazing internship opportunity!

ConsAbout 1500 interns so you can't meet everyone.
Redmond is boring, but it's only a 25 minute drive to Seattle in no traffic.

Advice to Senior ManagementGreat job with the intern program.

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

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Pretty good learning experience

Software Development Engineer Intern (Former Employee)
Redmond, WA

I worked at Microsoft part-time for less than a year

ProsVery diverse work and learned quite a lot.

ConsBig org and too many operation stuff.

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Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Felt like just another number.

PM Intern (Former Employee)
Redmond, WA

I worked at Microsoft as an intern for less than a year

Pros-Great products
-great opportunities
-PM roll rocks

Cons-hit or miss with management. i had really bad luck with a manager that rejected her last 3 interns.
-no personalized attention really -- off on your own and expected to figure things out completely (my experience, my friend had different experiences)
-traffic if commuting from downtown Seattle

Advice to Senior Management-Invest more in your employees
-Try to keep groups seem smaller

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

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Amazing learning experience

Research Intern (Former Employee)
Redmond, WA

I worked at Microsoft as an intern for less than a year

ProsFirst, the work atmosphere is motivating, providing a lot of opportunities to learn both the technical knowledge and how the industrial research works. Second, my boss was very helpful, providing a precise advice and guidance for the project I was working on. Finally, the most rewarding part was an opportunity to make a lasting influence, by working on a project that got shipped with the next version of Windows operating system.

ConsThe only downside I can think of is the nature of research that requires short term to mid-term benefits. For people who would prefer more fundamental, but riskier research plans Microsoft research might not be the best place to be. Although, that might not apply in general, but only for the unit I was involved in.

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Microsoft MBA internship experience

Product Manager Intern (Current Employee)
Redmond, WA

I have been working at Microsoft full-time for less than a year

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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