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Updated August 12, 2017
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  1. "Explorer Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Explorer Intern
    Current Intern - Explorer Intern
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft as an intern

    Pros

    Competitive Salary, good work environment, many intern events

    Cons

    Not a lot of flexibility if you don't like the work you are working on


  2. "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..

  3. "I like it there"

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    Current Employee - Research Intern in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Research Intern in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    benefits
    salary
    location
    work culture
    work life balance
    great place for career development

    Cons

    bad choice of managers (some)


  4. "On campus interview"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great training process and culture. The employers not only focus on your technical skills, but on your overall behaviors.

    Cons

    There is no shortcoming currently, I am just a graduate student and feel great honor to work in such a good company.


  5. "Intern review"

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

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

    Pros

    Probably the best intern salary compared to Google/Apple/Amazon especially given that in Washington prices and taxes are lower. Subsidized housing

    Cons

    Tools are definitely not very good, build system, source control etc etc etc. But this is going to better soon I think

    Advice to Management

    Become more agile and faster, use more open-source software, bring free food please as Google does.


  6. "review title"

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    Current Employee - Research Intern in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Research Intern in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    High quality research, involved mentors

    Cons

    Lack of cross-group meetings, need to use windows (?)


  7. "Program Manager Intern"

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

    Pros

    The company is extremely stable long term. It seems like a great place to settle down. Also, Microsoft is so big, you'll find someone doing just about everything in software development. Movement is easy, if you look for it, and you get to work with a lot of great people

    Cons

    The company is sometimes a bit too big. You can see how the cogs turn a bit slowly at times. This also means the company has accumulated a lot through the years, which makes fixing issues extremely hard at times.

    Advice to Management

    Reorg less and make onboarding less painful. Things sometimes change too often for anything useful to get done.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Very good experience. The load is not very heavy. People are friendly inside the company. The company is very large."

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    Current Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Redmond, WA
    Current Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very Large. Good pay for software engineers. Good compensation for interns. Free gifts for interns every year.

    Cons

    Company is too large. Food is not very good.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Summer IT SDET Intern"

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    Current Intern - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Intern in Seattle, WA
    Current Intern - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Intern in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are very friendly. Good work-life balance. Manager is transparent in what she is thinking. Microsoft is moving towards better business model.

    Cons

    Big company problems; bureaucracy, slow, inefficient, lack of clear communication between groups. Too many layers between development and release (dev, QA, business, etc).

    Advice to Management

    Remove barriers. Move faster. Break things. Fix Things.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to do Internship"

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    Current Intern - Research Intern in Bellevue, WA
    Current Intern - Research Intern in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - While many people thought Microsoft environment is not very friendly for new employee, I found it very friendly and full of new opportunities to explore.
    - They took very good care of Interns by providing subsidizing housing and car rental, plus many exciting events.
    - I was working with the Bing section, and there are many unexplored areas in Bing which can be a great opportunity to make significant contributions.

    Cons

    - In comparison with companies such as Google, there are way less PhDs in the staff which sometimes make it harder to introduce radical research ideas.
    - The company went to a massive lay-off when I was there. Although that obviously don't affect interns, if you are considering Microsoft for a full-time position, there are risks that one of these lay-off waves hit you.

    Advice to Management

    - Have better collaboration with researchers in MSR. Microsoft is lucky to have such brilliant scholars as part of MSR and if their creativity can be managed well, they can make huge contributions to the company.
    - Start more active programs of Fellowships for grad students, same as Google and Facebook, to enhance the picture of company and attract better talents.


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