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Updated July 25, 2015
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  1. A nice place to work, but not for everyone

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

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    They spoil their interns like crazy -- talks from management, parties, social gatherings, alumni events for your school, gifts, food, etc.

    Cons

    Very hierarchical, with a lot of focus on the chain of command and promotion.

    Advice to Management

    There are folks who thrive more on being encouraged to be their best than on being encouraged to fit HR's promotion guidelines, even if those folks are encouraged to be their best in those areas. It's about rephrasing conversations about success.


  2. Worked as SDET intern

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

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You'll find the best people working around yourself, which is the biggest motivation. Though it depends on team, in general people are given authority to take decisions. Recreational area is good, which includes TT, foosball, chess tables, and x-box with kinect. People are co-operative, help you learn.

    Cons

    Though they have many projects going on, the pace of work is average. This is not to say that you won't get a lot of work, its that you won't see your deliverables go live for a long time. There are good things to learn, but not many new things to learn. You can get similar opportunities at other places too.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the good work. Try to pull some more important stuff to India office.


  3. Great working environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Program Manager Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I worked at Microsoft

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

    Pros

    Have a mentor; Improve soft skills

    Cons

    Workload might be a little heavy


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  5. Very Good experience there

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Research Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Intern - Research Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)

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

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

    Pros

    working environment and atmosphere between colleagues are very good

    Cons

    Air pollution in Beijing is severe


  6. Awsome company

    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at Microsoft

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

    Pros

    Work environment is very good

    Cons

    Work not so good in MSIT


  7. Great internship

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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. Internship

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Lagos (Nigeria)
    Current Employee - Intern in Lagos (Nigeria)

    I have been working at Microsoft

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

    Pros

    Amazing people, outstanding culture. Everyone is keen on learning.

    Cons

    Only opportunities are in sales and marketing

    Advice to Management

    -


  9. Good internship

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Smart people all over the place. Highly used products.

    Cons

    The experience is hit or miss depending on what team you are placed on and what they have you work on. 12 weeks is not a lot of time to do anything too important. But it is enough time to determine if your team is a good match for you.

    Advice to Management

    MS has a lot of respect for their interns and new hires. It's a great company.


  10. Intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern - Monthly in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Intern - Monthly in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I worked at Microsoft

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice environment, culture here is good

    Cons

    Salary is not very high to be attractive


  11. Good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I worked at Microsoft

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a great company for research. I learned a lot from this internship. There are many great researcher there.

    Cons

    It is not related to any product. Only working on the research problems. It is hard to improve the coding skills.



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