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Updated May 15, 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. "Microsoft Research Intern"

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    Current Intern - Research Intern in Redmond, WA
    Current Intern - Research Intern in Redmond, WA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Very well paid. Their summer intern project is very well organized. You can learn a lot of things here.

    Cons

    It is in US, guys in other countries need a VISA. Even Microsoft can help you get the VISA, it is still a pain in the neck.


  3. "research intern"

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

    I have been working at Microsoft as an intern

    Pros

    very good experience. I highly suggest other people to have a research internship here.

    Cons

    I really can not figure out any bad experiences about this internship. All are good memories.


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  5. "Great perks"

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay, helpful relocation specialists, great benefits: free surface book, concerts, summer hotel, subsidized rental car

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, unhelpful recruiters, not always fun projects

    Advice to Management

    It is great


  6. "My amazing Microsoft Internship experience"

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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

    Pros

    I get to work with intelligent and supportive teammates every day.
    Amazing facilities/gorgeous landscaped HQ.
    Work/life balance is very good for most SWE Interns I know.
    Free drinks
    They bring in good musicians to play over lunch at the main cafeteria.
    Performance feedback is not only focused on individual contribution, but also how well you work with others. I've been told this really improves the company culture, especially on the main campus.
    They make an honest effort to give interns projects that are interesting and within the scope of a summer.
    Top notch health insurance, even for interns.

    Cons

    The culture of different teams can vary (I have heard good and bad from other interns.)
    Microsoft always manages to stay in the news with the latest PR gaffe (honestly more amusing than upsetting to most employees.)

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing to attract top university talent. Continue to create an open dialogue within the company.


  7. "Business Analyst Intern"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst Intern in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst Intern in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very friendly co-workers and great working environment

    Cons

    They do not allow interns to work late hours


  8. "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Great way to develop skills, easy to move around the company to a team with a micro-culture that fits you, great benefits, brilliant minds, great work life balance, great benefits

    Cons

    Some hold over from outdated corporate practices which are mainly getting better. Some of the buildings are outdated.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, but avoid old corporate stigmas. Invest in keeping campus up to date.


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    "Great place to intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Intern - User Experience Design Intern in Redmond, WA
    Current Intern - User Experience Design Intern in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft as an intern

    Pros

    They go all out for their interns. Had a blast this summer, gained new friends and work experience.

    Cons

    Less than 1% of all the interns are design interns. If MS is really investing in design, they should fully commit.


  10. "Fantastic Company"

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    Current Intern - Program Manager Intern in Redmond, WA
    Current Intern - Program Manager Intern in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great mentorship
    Open door-- lots of people willing to help you learn
    Fantastic opportunities in every area of tech that you could think of
    Great benefits and a wonderful company to work for
    Lots of amazing intern events for students

    Cons

    Reorgs (reorganization) happen a TON
    Many teams could be more innovative in their processes, i.e., not everybody is always committed to improvement and excellence in their work.
    User experience is still often quite clunky/could have a better coherence of design


  11. "Excellent Team, Interesting Work"

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

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

    Pros

    Before starting I got some say in choosing my team. I ended up on an excellent team with four other developers, all of whom had lots of experience. Everybody was helpful and understanding.

    My manager gave me interesting work and freedom to develop however I liked.

    Our team was fast-paced and each developer had visible contributions with very low time to production.

    Cons

    Microsoft is a big company. I talked to other interns and full time employees and many teams have to deal with and support poorly documented legacy code/systems, and frequently there is a lot of bureaucracy. Some teams have to wait months before their finished features go into production.

    There is some internal tension between competing teams, even within the company

    Advice to Management

    keep moving in the current direction. Ensure that developers feel listened to and eliminate some of the bureaucracy. Having multiple VPs sign off on a code change doesn't necessarily mean it is any less likely to fail.


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