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Updated September 1, 2015
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  1. Comfortable Working Environment and Smart Fellows

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Redmond, WA
    Former Intern - Intern in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Microsoft does great work not only in industry but also in academia. I'll only talk about Research part here. To do research, the first reason to be here is to work with the people. Microsoft has lots of top-notch computer scientists, and their work plays a very important role in the whole academia realm. Moreover, their researchers work seamlessly with industry as well, which makes their work benefit mankind at a much faster speed than any other institute ever.

    Cons

    Lots of information to catch up in short period for summer interns, especially in the research team. Sometimes goal is not clear.


  2. Explore Internship

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Explore Intern in Redmond, WA
    Former Intern - Explore Intern in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -learned quickly -experienced all 3 disciplines--PM, SDE, SDET -Microsoft pampers interns well--especially explore interns -exposed to company, so no need to ramp up if/when you return next summer

    Cons

    Microsoft is undergoing a lot of reorganization internally. SDET is not a very stable role in some teams, and they are moving towards combined engineering, so things can be a bit weird in the company during this transition period.


  3. Microsoft Internship

    Current Intern - Software Development Intern in Redmond, WA
    Current Intern - Software Development Intern in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Educational, access to a ton of good resources, pays well

    Cons

    Experience heavily depends on the team you get


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  5. Good company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Program Manager Intern in Redmond, WA
    Current Intern - Program Manager Intern in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Scale of work, salary, smart people

    Cons

    Big company, old corporate culture still lingers (but is going away fairly quickly!)

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work trimming the fat and focusing goals. Mobile-first, cloud-first baby!


  6. Awesome.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Intern in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everything is great and many benefits.

    Cons

    No Challenges that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on employees.


  7. Awesome internship

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Intern in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    free drinks, startup enviroment (microsoft foundry), all interns, own the product from start to finish

    Cons

    very few, hard to leave work (cause fun), no overtime - salaried, food on site wasnt great?

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing! Microsoft is an awesome place, and a company i'd love to keep working at for many years to come. Can't wait to see where the company is headed!


  8. very good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in Cty by the Se, TX
    Current Intern - Intern in Cty by the Se, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a world biggest IT company, everyone like working there. You can make a lot of friends there,and enjoy the working environment there!

    Cons

    They have all the smartest people there, you have to compete with them and that will be the hardest thing I think if you want to work there.

    Advice to Management

    more money, more fun


  9. Amazing Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in Redmond, WA
    Current Intern - Intern in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team environment, friendly staff that's very caring.

    Cons

    Learning curve was hard to adjust to.


  10. Helpful (1)

    This internship was challenging, informative, and rewarding.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - High School Intern in Redmond, WA
    Former Intern - High School Intern in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern

    Pros

    They 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.

    Cons

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


  11. Microsoft spoils interns!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Research Intern in Bellevue, WA
    Former Intern - Research Intern in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (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.



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