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Updated Jul 13, 2014
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4.3 146 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella

(12 ratings)

90% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Really good work-life balance compared to other tech companies of the same caliber(in 675 reviews)

  • Tons of super smart people working for the right reasons - to make a difference(in 886 reviews)


Cons
  • And there are times when the workload may impede on your work-life balance(in 474 reviews)

  • The previous stack rank review system encourage a behavior that was very much individualist(in 367 reviews)

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    Amazing Company

    Intern (Current Employee) Redmond, WA

    ProsTeam environment, friendly staff that's very caring.

    ConsLearning curve was hard to adjust to.

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

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    This internship was challenging, informative, and rewarding.

    High School Intern (Former Employee) Redmond, WA

    ProsThey give you a coding mentor who will help you when you're stuck on a problem.
    They provide lots of opportunities to network with your higher ups.
    They give out an Intern gift every year, usually one of their latest products (like the Surface Pro).
    They increment your hourly wage each time you come back as an intern.

    ConsYou're expected to do a lot of self learning as your mentor will likely be very busy with his/her own projects.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Microsoft spoils interns!

    Research Intern (Former Employee) Bellevue, WA

    ProsInteresting projects nice people, Washigton is a very good place to live.

    ConsIt's a huge living organism - communicatin between certain teams could be improved.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Best place to intern!

    Explorer Intern (Former Employee) Redmond, WA

    Pros1. Microsoft has really changed a lot over the year. I loved being challenged every day and working on new things
    2. I got a free surface pro + got to see Macklemore and Steve Ballmer live
    3. Seattle is just awesome in summer. The place to be!

    ConsThe corporate housing is a bit expensive

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

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    Research Intern

    Research Intern (Former Employee) Redmond, WA

    ProsThe research internship program is really well-organized. There're housing, car rental and relocation subsidies, as well as internship only events.

    ConsNo option for a return offer.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider giving research interns options to work full-time after graduate.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was awesome.

    Program Manager Intern (Current Employee) Redmond, WA

    ProsLearned a lot.
    Worked with great people.

    ConsProject scope is sometimes too small.

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

    Yes, I would 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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    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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    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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    Great environment for software engineers

    Program Manager Intern (Current Employee) Redmond, WA

    ProsThey give you tons of equipment that you'll ever want or need.
    Lots of smart people to be around all the time.
    You're own office.
    Free drinks whenever I want them.
    Great cafeteria food and they even tell you what's healthy and not.
    VERY VERY eco friendly environment.
    Encourage you to go out and meet other people on campus so they have happy hours where they serve free beer and food. They also encourage you to join sports on campus and you can go at any time during work hours to do whatever you want, may it be working out, volleyball, on a run, chat with people, get food, they don't care just have fun.
    The general thought is you can do whatever you want as long as your happy and you're getting your work done. You pretty much only HAVE to be in the office when you have meetings.
    Great benefits in and outside of the work place.

    ConsSince people are so free to do what they want its hard to deal with everyone schedules.
    There's a lot of smart but very arrogant and hard headed people - dealing with them can be very difficult and sometimes its hard to get what you want done.
    Lots of politics in the management.

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

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