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Updated July 21, 2017
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  1. "Excellent"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Research Intern in Redmond, WA
    Current Intern - Research Intern in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Great place to work and grow

    Cons

    Internship time might not be sufficient to complete a project


  2. "Data science intern"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good pay, Microsoft intern signature event

    Cons

    Team matching is not very good, not very transparent in terms of expectations

    Advice to Management

    Improve team matching , gap between managers and hr people

  3. "Operations Program Manager Intern"

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    Former Intern - Operations Program Manager Intern in Reno, NV
    Former Intern - Operations Program Manager Intern in Reno, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting Work, Great Exposure, Good Pay

    Cons

    Work Life Balance, Crappy Projects


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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.


  5. "Explorer Intern"

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

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

    Pros

    Great project, Great team, Great freedom. Great program for empowering students who are entering the tech industry for the first time. I had an amazing summer! Intern signature event is great!

    Cons

    It seems that the company itself is not as hyped-up as some of the bay area companies. No free food :(

    Advice to Management

    The intern program is great and I'm coming back for another fantastic summer in Seattle! Looking forward to it.


  6. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Project Management Intern in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Project Management Intern in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    MSFT Stack Experience
    Great Culture
    Help With Career Advancement

    Cons

    Not many cons as I was just interning....

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing for your interns and team building..


  7. "Great Place To work"

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

    Pros

    Yes, awesome place to work

    Cons

    Nothing to say for this part

  8. "Great!"

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    Former Intern - Program Manager Intern in Redmond, WA
    Former Intern - Program Manager Intern in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern

    Pros

    I had a great time learning from a very smart bunch of folks. Work was interesting, people were good. Great work life balance.

    Cons

    If you want to be giving your life, ie work crazy hours to a company, Microsoft isn't it. People around you won't be doing the same.

    Advice to Management

    You're doing a good job, keep it up. Maybe some of the decision making could happen at the bottom, instead of everything being top-down.


  9. "Great Company, Tons of Competition"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Redmond, WA
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Tons of exciting events for interns and full time. Relaxed environment.

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to get on the team you want if it's popular.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the fun intern events.


  10. "Microsoft Research is a great place for research internship"

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

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

    Pros

    Endless opportunities to talk with top researchers from their respective fields; strong research-driven intern project; great intern support team that organizes all kinds of fun activities; great post-internship support for publishing your work.

    Cons

    Outlook is much less usable compared to Gmail (in my personal opinion).

    Advice to Management

    Provide care for interns' mental health. It could be shocking for someone from an average university to suddenly be exposed to top researchers and top students from top universities. Peer pressure may cause undesired psychological effects.