Microsoft intern Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
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Pros
  • Really good work-life balance compared to other tech companies of the same caliber (in 688 reviews)

  • Tons of super smart people working for the right reasons - to make a difference (in 893 reviews)


Cons
  • And there are times when the workload may impede on your work-life balance (in 476 reviews)

  • The previous stack rank review system encourage a behavior that was very much individualist (in 369 reviews)

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  1.  

    Microsoft spoils interns!

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Best place to intern!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Explorer Intern  in  Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Explorer Intern in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    1. 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!

    Cons

    The corporate housing is a bit expensive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Software Development Intern

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

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

    Pros

    The brought deadmau5 and Macklemore. Brand new computers and free soda and flexible hours. The perks of the large company are awesome like company events and gym membership.

    Cons

    Don't pick team/ or project for summer. Most of the products are really boring and as a result the work that they make you do is not interesting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    A lot of work, but well paid.

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

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

    Pros

    Great pay smart dynamic team.

    Cons

    Very competitive environemnt not conducive to teamwork.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be less competitive, foster more teamwork.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Amazing intern experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Intern in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Family-friendly; great benefits; nice facility

    Cons

    Balmer's stacked rank has GOT to go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of stacked rank ASAP

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    A great work environment but the work wasn't that fullfilling

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

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance; excellent salarie and benefits.

    Cons

    Not enough work for PMs; too much overhead; work is not that exciting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less overhead

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Research Intern

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No option for a return offer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider giving research interns options to work full-time after graduate.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I was one of the lucky few interns to feel like I was working at a startup with the aim of learning and not making $$$

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    Former Employee - Explore Intern (Rotation Program)  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Explore Intern (Rotation Program) in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Great intern program, GREAT pay, supportive team structure, they spoil you like crazy, beautiful location (Seattle), LOTS of design flexibility with your project, you are treated like a real member of the team

    Cons

    low key projects in big company - fell like I don't have enough contribution. Good for first internship if you are bound to make lots of mistakes, experience depends A LOT on the individual team and manager - so not guaranteed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the interns have a little more of a say in which project they ca work on. If they are excited about it, you'll get better results

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    It was awesome.

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    Current Employee - Program Manager Intern  in  Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager Intern in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Learned a lot.
    Worked with great people.

    Cons

    Project scope is sometimes too small.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Learned a lot, great people, great perks

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    Current Employee - Program Manager Intern  in  Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager Intern in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with - really interested in helping you grow.
    Fantastic perks, pretty good salary, and if you get lucky with corporate housing you can be really close.
    Intern events were really something.

    Cons

    Experience depends heavily on your team - but most people I know had a great time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great ideas at the lower levels that don't always make their way up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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