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"Software Engineering Internship"

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Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Microsoft (Less than a year)

Pros

- Meaningful intern projects
- Great diversity of teams: Microsoft has their hands on absolutely everything, so you get to talk to a lot of very smart and interesting people.
- Probably has the best intern benefits out there.
- Intern events are amazing.
- I've had great mentors
- It's a great time to join Microsoft in the midst of its reinvention

Cons

- The engineering mentality in some teams is not the best: software design is not given too much thought and lazy shortcuts, instead of an ideal solution, are often taken. This applies to teams that have a lot of legacy code.
- The internship experience depends a lot on the mentor. Most mentors are great, if you're one of the unlucky few, your internship won't be as rewarding.

Advice to Management

More thought to intern-mentor matching.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "The best BigCo to work for in tech"

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    Current Employee - Senior Content Developer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Content Developer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    With the new applications being developed and acquired, Microsoft is at the top of their game.

    Cons

    The only con is that it is truly a behemoth, the large nature of the organization offers less flexibility and less breadth of context.

    Advice to Management

    I wouldn't make any changes if I were making a recommendation to management.


  2. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Place to work. !

    Cons

    Nothing specifc to mention.

    Advice to Management

    the current process can be improved

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