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Updated September 15, 2017
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  1. "Explorer Intern"

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    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. "Fun Place to Work"

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    Former Intern - Software Tester Intern in Redmond, WA
    Former Intern - Software Tester Intern in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment. If you're someone who can self manage their time and get their work done, this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Very big. Hard to network.

  3. "Overall Nice Experience"

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    Former Intern - PM Intern in Redmond, WA
    Former Intern - PM Intern in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great salary
    -Generally nice, nerdy people and climate, excited about their projects

    Cons

    -Still some old management quirks if you have a bad manager
    -Seattle (I'm not an outdoors kind of person, and that's all people will talk about)


  4. "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


  5. "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..


  6. "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.


  7. "Explorer Internship"

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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

    - Get to work as both the PM and Software Engineering on a feature
    - Great mentorship (I had both a PM mentor and an Eng mentor and they were always checking in on my progress and willing to answer any questions I had)
    - Impact: you'll probably be working on a small incremental improvement to an existing product/feature, but an improvement that will be seen by potentially millions of users, depending on the team you're working with at Microsoft.
    - Great pay and benefits
    - Amazing work/life balance

    Cons

    Microsoft is a huge company. It seems like people get promoted slowly there just because the process takes time and there are already so many managers and midlevel employees there. Some of the engineering processes are still slow and outdated but that is changing really quickly. The company is definitely improving its reputation rapidly in the Tech industry and Satya, the 'new' CEO is doing a great job. For internships, specifically, you're one out of 2000. You still will get personal attention from your manager, mentor and recruiter but it is definitely not an unique experience.

    Advice to Management

    Continue what they've been doing to improve the company, with a focus on making engineering processes more agile. Increase attention and time spent on fixing bugs would probably go a long way too.

  8. "Microsoft Research Intern Review"

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    Former Employee - Research Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    MS treats interns well
    Nice place to work in
    Nice people to work with

    Cons

    only 12 weeks, not so flexible
    gave me a full-time offer at the end of internship but it's valid only for 1 year


  9. "Software Engineer Intern"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - Intern in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Smart colleagues, free snacks,

    Cons

    Lots of meetings, limitation to use open source tools


  10. "Great place to learn, but questionable growth"

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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

    Laid-back hours, benefits, challenging problems. Microsoft has research and projects happening in almost any field you can think of.

    Cons

    As an engineer, you can feel like a cog in a machine and your focus is more narrow.


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