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Updated June 24, 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. Internship at Microsoft

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Çankaya, Ankara (Turkey)
    Former Intern - Intern in Çankaya, Ankara (Turkey)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They give a salary and breakfast. You see how to earn money without doing nothing.

    Cons

    You feel disappointed. People in general are rude and as a work environment it is really boring.

    Advice to Management

    go fishing


  2. Great Company for freshers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Microsoft

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits,Flexible Timings,Great Food
    Bangalore is a great city to live in

    Cons

    No cons as far I worked for 2 months as intern


  3. Excellent Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Intern - Intern in Hyderābād (India)

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

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

    Pros

    Very good company , Lot of new things to learn , excellent pay, nice benefits and other amenities, excellent leaves

    Cons

    nothing i can say, work life balance is not so good

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


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  5. Ideale werkgever

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    module.emp-review.current- - Intern in Schiphol (Netherlands)
    module.emp-review.current- - Intern in Schiphol (Netherlands)

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

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

    Pros

    Geweldige sfeer onder de collega's, mooi gebouw met verschilende werkstijlen wat betreft ruimtes en faciliteiten, voorloper en uitvinder van 'het nieuwe werken', het salaris is boven gemiddeld, kantine, bereikbaarheid

    Cons

    Voor zover bij mij bekend is zijn er geen minpunten aan het werk bij Microsoft. Wellicht de relatief kleine kans op doorgroeimogelijkheden.

    Advice to Management

    Als het management zijn taken op dezelfde manier als voorheen uitvoert, dan kan er weinig fout gaan. Tot nu toe mijn favoriete werkgever


  6. MAP Intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Intern in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Finance Intern in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Microsoft (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    the MAP program at Microsoft is one of the best ways to get involved in marketing and finance at a top level company, I had a great time during my time there and highly recommend this to anyone interested

    Cons

    No cons to report whatsoever

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you're doing


  7. Sales Intern

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Sales Intern in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Current Intern - Sales Intern in Istanbul (Turkey)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Unique management team
    Satisfying salaries
    Flexible working hours
    Unique sales experience
    Friendly environment
    Work-life balance while internship

    Cons

    Competitive environment
    Stressful fiscal periods
    High employee turnover and job changes
    Quota pressure


  8. Great team; great manager; location sucks

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft

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

    Pros

    Great team with a really understanding manager
    A lot of autonomy along constant constructive feedback
    Food was pretty good
    Friendly culture
    Coworkers much older than me (which is both good and bad)
    No need to stay late if you consistently get the job done

    Cons

    Redmond sucks - it's boring and the weather is bad
    It can be hard to get noticed in such a big company
    Pay is OK but not great, especially compared to recent Silicon Valley companies
    Middle management is good, but some of the upper level decisions are questionable

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring/promoting great managers


  9. Great group great company.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  10. Absolutely fantastic.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Intern in Seattle, WA

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

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment, reallocation was fully funded and visa was sponsored ( moved from NZ ).

    Cons

    Minimal chance to move around as an intern (ie change projects).
    However not really expected to be able to as an intern, so not so bad.

    Advice to Management

    Create more internship opportunities, Microsoft was one of the best internships I've done, and would be great to see more people get the same chance I did.


  11. Work experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.



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