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Updated September 1, 2015
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  1. Work experience

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


  2. I was a high school intern at Microsoft, and I enjoyed working there, although I bet they threw away all our apps.

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    Former Intern - High School Intern in Redmond, WA
    Former Intern - High School Intern in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free drinks, the ability to brag to your friends, allows you to get better internships in college, and well... its' Microsoft!

    Cons

    Kind of boring since they kind of just let you do whatever you wanted, so really... I could've just done everything at home.

    Advice to Management

    I liked the internship, but maybe have a more structured internship.


  3. Great place to work during the start of the career

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great learning experience if you are just joining out of college. The people here have a great experience handling large software code bases, hence have a good quality code to work on.

    Cons

    Not as challenging as other silicon valley companies.


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  5. Great

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Research Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Intern - Research Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice mentor. Flexible working time

    Cons

    No free food but you can find a lot of restaurant near by


  6. A place to develop your research identity.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Interaction Design Intern in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Interaction Design Intern in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Microsoft (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Diverse and interesting employees, collaborative environment, novel research projects, freedom to pursue research goals.

    Cons

    Long hours, insufficient access to healthy food, older office cubicle environment, several layers of bureaucracy, confusing travel and research expense reimbursement,.

    Advice to Management

    Closer management of project and a more in-depth understanding of employees' work would yield results faster.


  7. A nice place to work, but not for everyone

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - PM Intern in Redmond, WA
    Former Intern - PM Intern in Redmond, WA
    Recommends

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

    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.


  8. Worked as SDET intern

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    • 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)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.


  9. Great working environment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Program Manager Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Have a mentor; Improve soft skills

    Cons

    Workload might be a little heavy


  10. Very Good experience there

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Research Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Intern - Research Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    working environment and atmosphere between colleagues are very good

    Cons

    Air pollution in Beijing is severe


  11. Awsome company

    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work environment is very good

    Cons

    Work not so good in MSIT



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