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Updated Apr 8, 2014
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

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Amazing place to work! They care about their employees!

Program Manager Intern (Former Employee)
Redmond, WA

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

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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Great location. Great people. Great benefits.

Research Intern (Former Employee)
Redmond, WA

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

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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Great place to intern.

Software Development Intern (Current Employee)

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

ProsVery flexible hours as long as your work gets done. Many people here work 40-50 hours per week and you're not looked down upon for doing so. Overall nice work environment. Work with very skilled and experienced people. Interesting work.

For interns, pay is among the best for tech companies and the subsidized housing and rental car make it even better. Intern events are also awesome.

ConsSometimes have to deal with legacy systems. As with any huge company, there's some annoying bureaucracy to deal with. In many groups, there are no coding standards, insufficient code reviews, and extremely poor documentation. Work with lots of custom internal tools which means that experience here is not very transferable to other companies in some cases.

Biggest con though is there doesn't seem to be much enthusiasm from people in their day-to-day work; many people seem to be here to just do a decent job and get paid but don't care deeply about actually improving the customer experience or making their projects succeed.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet mid and lower managers to make coding standards, code reviews, and documentation more of a priority. Yes, it's boring stuff but it would really save time and money in the long-run by reducing the number of bugs and duplicated effort. Make company-wide or division-wide standards (like Google's style guidelines) for the commonly-used programming languages.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Serious environment where you can learn from people overseas

Premier Support Intern (Former Employee)
Ankara (Turkey)

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

ProsPeople are relaxed and respectful to each other

ConsEverything happens very rapidly and if you cannot keep up you cannot survive in the company

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

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Technical Intern (Former Employee)
Taipei (Taiwan)

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

Proslearn the ability to solve new problems

Consit depends on the department

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

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Intern (Former Employee)
Beijing, Beijing (China)

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

ProsChance to work with top-tier researchers; Somewhat flexible working time; Collaborating with engineers to combine research with real-world applications; Courses for interns in software development; Many great academic talks by professor around the world; Good beverage and cafeteria.

ConsWork is more or less defined by your menter, which you cannot choose; Compensation is low for undergraduate students; Housing provided by MSRA is not very good, and a little bit far from the working place.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Software Development Intern (Former Employee)
Cairo (Egypt)

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

ProsInnovative cutting edge products to work on
Nice work culture
Smart people

ConsLow salary and unavailable parking space

Advice to Senior ManagementMake available some free time for developers to innovate new products

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

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Everything went fine. Dudes got Money. Internship

Intern (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA

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

ProsEverything went fine. Dudes got Money

ConsIt's Microsoft not Linux, if you are a moral guy

Advice to Senior Managementwhatever

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good Working Culture

Intern (Former Employee)
Hyderābād (India)

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

Prosgood working culture, work life balance, competitive salaries

Conschallenges in the job depends upon the team you are in

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent Internship experience!

Human Resources Intern (Former Employee)
Hyderābād (India)

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

ProsCulture is open, friendly. Complete ownership of project!

Conslittle lost in the beginning!

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