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Updated September 20, 2018
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  1. "MSR"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Researcher in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Intern - Researcher in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great culture, perks, incredible people

    Cons

    nothing to complain about yet


  2. "Great workplace"

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    Former Intern - Research Intern in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Research Intern in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great workplace, some of the best minds in the research world gathered in one building.

    Cons

    Too overwhelming for an undergrad intern to do a research-level project

    Advice to Management

    have more meetings with interns to evaluate their work

  3. "Great company"

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    Former Contractor - Events and Marketing Administrative in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Events and Marketing Administrative in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    I worked at Microsoft as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible, great team, variety of events.

    Cons

    Needs more social events, contract not ideal.

    Advice to Management

    tbc


  4. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Researcher in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Researcher in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly, open environment build on trust

    Cons

    Can't think of anything negative.


  5. "Research Internship at MSR Cambridge UK"

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    Former Intern - Research Intern in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Research Intern in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Its one of the best places to work at, mainly because of the quality of interns coming from all over the world, excellent research scientists, as well as a rich academia culture !!

    Cons

    Sometimes, the overall experience gan get too paper freaky, but it is an enjoyable experience as a researcher. Perhaps they provide lesser compensations in comparison to Google, Apple, DeepMind !!


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    "10/10 would intern again"

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    Former Intern - Research Intern in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Research Intern in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Great people! Researchers and engineers are all top in their fields;
    * Excellent admin and IT support;
    * Great facilities (and Cambridge was lovely).

    Cons

    * During the internship I had to use Windows, which I guess it's not that great.
    * As the company is very large, sometimes reaching to other departments can be somewhat hard.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on raising salaries in UK, so that you can get research students from all over the world and you can increase diversity in non-American branches.
    Otherwise, all good! Please keep focusing on doing open and blue-skies research :)


  7. "Great Experience as Research Intern"

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    Former Employee - Research Intern in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - High degree of freedom
    - Core work given to interns
    - Great company culture
    - Free drinks

    Cons

    - No free food in the office

  8. "microsoft"

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    Former Intern - Internship in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Internship in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern

    Pros

    Useful information to learn as an intern

    Cons

    it is not well paid

    Advice to Management

    to increase interns productivity


  9. "Research Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I was working at the Cambridge Research Lab. Very smart people and great environment for doing research. Salary is competitive.

    Cons

    12 weeks is bit short quite intense for a research project and the UK visa policy is not flexible for non-Europeans.


  10. "Research Intern"

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    Former Contractor - Research Intern in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Research Intern in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Microsoft as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to experience cutting edge research and to work with extremely clever and knowledgeable people; opportunity to learn more about other research directions and meet people from other areas.

    Cons

    Beware if you are a female and/or your supervisor is not so famous - in some teams you might not get a supervisor or a research project


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