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Microsoft Intern Reviews

Updated September 2, 2018
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  1. "A Great Place to Intern"

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

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

    Pros

    - They appreciate their interns
    - Almost everyone works on real projects
    - Awesome place to spend a summer
    - Great culture
    - Relocation and housing covered

    Cons

    - Some interns might not get challenging enough work


  2. "Financial Analyst Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in Redmond, WA
    Current Intern - Intern in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice culture, no pressure, interesting problems, good benefits

    Cons

    a little slow, lots of red tape

    Advice to Management

    keep it up

  3. "PM"

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing benefits including health insurance, travel reimbursements etc. Lots of intern events and swag.

    Cons

    The intern to full time process is very rigid. It is hard to switch teams.


  4. "From Program Manager to Software Development"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Seattle, WA
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Their bonuses are cool and they have a lot of diversity an inclusion in their community.

    Cons

    They don't give you free food :(


  5. "Most Fun Internship of Any Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Absolutely incredible intern program. They deliver on the intern-wide events (concert, Intern Outing), with smaller social groups and activities (yacht party, guided hikes and kayaking), and the internship itself is a lot of fun and you get to know your team pretty well. Lots of socializing with the other interns and I met so, so many wonderful people that summer, some of whom I still keep in touch with.

    Cons

    An intern is given a return offer for their original team, I got the sense from my team members that it's easy to get silo'ed away in one part of the company, which I don't think is ideal early in one's career.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more lateral movement of interns, give them more options for full time return teams.


  6. "PM Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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!


  7. "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.

  8. "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


  9. "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.


  10. "Great!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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