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Updated July 25, 2015
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is what you make it; always been fine for me (in 859 reviews)

  • You will work with some incredibly smart people (in 991 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance can be very bad (in 552 reviews)

  • The performance review system is broken (in 400 reviews)

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  1. Microsoft Intern

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    Former Intern - Microsoft Explorer Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Microsoft Explorer Intern in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great work culture, huge intern benefits, amazing horizontal mobility, and actually impactful projects.

    Cons

    Projects may not be an appropriate length or difficulty(too short or too long)


  2. Intenrship

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Redmond, WA
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of events, got to work on a cool project.

    Cons

    Didn't feel like part of the team.

    Advice to Management

    Incorporate a full time work flow into the intern experience


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    Best Internship Ever

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    Current Intern - Explorer Intern in Seattle, WA
    Current Intern - Explorer Intern in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The teams seem to all have a good dynamic about them, with people always wanting you to achieve your best. Everyone is helpful, and willing to share their knowledge. It makes for a great environment.

    Cons

    I haven't really encountered any cons about working at Microsoft.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


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  5. Great group great company.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Bellevue, WA
    Former Intern - Intern in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Nice work-life balance, great people, great pay, fantastic intern program.

    Cons

    Aspirations seemed to stagnate and employee motivations for products tended to wane.


  6. Work experience

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    Former Employee - Intern in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Intern in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great internship. Lot of Freedom. Great team

    Cons

    It is hard to find anything bad about my internship

    Advice to Management

    Great company. It is hard to give any advices as it is a big company.


  7. Great internship

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Redmond, WA
    Former Intern - Intern in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team, great working environment, very interesting project. Really felt like I got a taste of what it meant to work at Microsoft. 10/10 would return.

    Cons

    To be honest- not really any big cons. The only thing is that I wish they had free food, although that is stretching it.


  8. It was a really great experience interning with MS Research Redmond.

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    Former Intern - Research Intern in Redmond, WA
    Former Intern - Research Intern in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and research environment with a lot of freedom. Above average benefits.

    Cons

    I did not find any during the internship.

    Advice to Management

    I liked everything about MSR so please keep it the same.


  9. Program Manager Intern

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    Former Intern - Program Manager Intern in Bellevue, WA
    Former Intern - Program Manager Intern in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, motivated people, good big comapny perks, at an interesting time for change

    Cons

    No free food, some teams are slow, change funnels slowly


  10. Best Research Internship Experience

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    Former Intern - Research Intern in Bellevue, WA
    Former Intern - Research Intern in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing research experience for the summer here.

    Cons

    None at all, very nice

    Advice to Management

    None at all, very nice


  11. Research Internship for PhD students

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits Nice managers and mentors

    Cons

    it was stressful to meet the deadlines and I didn't have a good work & life balance



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