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Microsoft Intern Reviews

Updated July 15, 2018
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  1. "PM Intern"

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

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

    Pros

    Impactful Internships
    Great Perks
    I love the company!

    Cons

    No free food is the only thing i can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep making Microsoft better!


  2. "Software Engineering Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Redmond, WA
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Redmond, WA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great work-life balance: my team had flexible work hours
    - Good management: at my time at Microsoft, my supervisor and mentor were very approachable
    - They spoil interns: they make interning at Microsoft as much a social experience as a job, with the intended purpose of getting interns to come back full time

    Cons

    - Lots of work with legacy systems: my team worked a fair amount with legacy code, which was tedious and uninteresting
    - Hard to feel motivated: given the size of the company, it is easy on many of the teams to feel that the work you are doing has little impact

    Advice to Management

    Give interns a better description of their jobs before they are hired. My biggest problem with Microsoft was that, as an incoming intern, management refused to detail what team I would be working with before I accepted the offer, which resulted in me working on a project I did not enjoy.

  3. "ME Intern Review"

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    Former Intern - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Redmond, WA
    Former Intern - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Amazing intern program and great pay for a mechanical engineering intern

    Cons

    My manager lacked open communication


  4. "Microsoft Program Manager Intern Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Program Manager Intern in Redmond, WA
    Current Intern - Program Manager Intern in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Everyone at Microsoft is extremely focused on tailoring the experience to you as an intern - they will go out of their way to help onboard you to a team and bring you up to speed on projects.

    Cons

    In looking for full-time opportunities for the future as an intern - it is more difficult to move around the company as a PM compared to as an engineer.


  5. "Great!"

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    Former Intern - Research Intern in Cambridge, MA
    Former Intern - Research Intern in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Open collaborative research environment, smart people

    Cons

    It was fantastic, no cons really


  6. "Marketing Intern"

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    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training, networking, and culture

    Cons

    Not creative enough for me

    Advice to Management

    Stay true


  7. "Very good opportunity when doing a PhD"

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    Former Intern - PhD Intern in Redmond, WA
    Former Intern - PhD Intern in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern

    Pros

    As a PhD intern at Microsoft Research you get to publish which is pretty good thing when you are doing your PhD. Also you get to connect with pioneer people in the field.

    Cons

    I think the projects are not well defined in advance, but I guess that necessary is not a bad sign. That is how a pure researchy place looks like.

  8. "Intern - Software Developer"

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    Former Contractor - Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Contractor - Intern in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice working atmosphere and supportive colleagues

    Cons

    Job responsibilities not wide enough


  9. "Firmware Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Firmware Intern in Redmond, WA
    Former Intern - Firmware Intern in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern

    Pros

    Excellent compensation, very cushy intern job

    Cons

    Small cog in a large machine, even as a full time employee

    Advice to Management

    Continue hiring out of intern program


  10. "Intern through Year Up"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Quality Assurance Intern in Redmond, WA
    Current Intern - Quality Assurance Intern in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Career Support for Growth
    Feedback Oriented
    Open Communication
    Networking
    Company Events
    Flexibility
    On-Site resources

    Cons

    The relationship between contractors and FTE's can sometimes be rough
    Contract agreements have some gray areas
    Excessive desk relocation

    Advice to Management

    Management is very good. Some room for growth in terms of organization and structure, but ultimately very productive for all parties involved