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Updated October 16, 2017
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Pros
  • One of the best places to work for with great work life balance (in 1965 reviews)

  • Working with really smart people who readily share their great insights is a humbling experience where everyone is treated as equals by all employees (in 1686 reviews)

Cons
  • Sometimes working hard means disrupting one's work/life balance for periods (in 1099 reviews)

  • Review system was not the greatest (in 519 reviews)

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  1. "Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Intern - Intern in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredible work environment that promotes flexibility. The culture is awesome, and people are generally helpful, and want you to be successful. As an intern, I was given responsibility from day one, and was given heaps of autonomy.

    Cons

    Often the work environment is ambiguous and unstructured. This has forced me to adapt to change on a regular basis.

    One negative point is that the office is in North Ryde.

    Advice to Management

    Great place to work as an intern, but greater career mentorship and structure to the program would assist in career development.


  2. "Microsoft Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Intern - Intern in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good projects, amazing mentorship and great learning opportunities

    Cons

    No cons in particular, great company to work for

  3. "Experience in Microsoft as Intern"

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

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

    Pros

    Great environment and team to work with.
    Have good comfort and facilities that you want to work there forever.

    Cons

    Even though you are Intern or Fresher, they would expect, you know everything about coding.

    Advice to Management

    Initial training session for Interns.


  4. "PM Intern"

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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
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team and benefits!
    Seattle is a good city and campus is really nice.

    Cons

    Redmond is far from downtown Seattle.


  5. "Fantastic environment, great mentors, lots of perks"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Research Intern in Redmond, WA
    Current Intern - Research Intern in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great office space, relaxed and fun atmosphere
    - Lots of events and research talks happening all the time
    - Good balance work/life
    - Ultra-competent researchers, high level of collaboration

    Cons

    I nothing negative to say!


  6. "Internship Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Intern in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great culture, good work/life balance.

    Cons

    A tad bureaucratic, which can be good and bad.

    Advice to Management

    Innovate, innovate, innovate.


  7. "Explorer Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

  8. "Great opportunity"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern
    Current Intern - Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1) Culture
    2) Great people to work with, willing to help you learn
    3) Lots of Opportunities
    4) A lot of learning
    5) You can go as far as you want, as long as you're willing to work hard and ask for help

    Cons

    1) Internal communication (often managers might know crucial things for your work that you learn only after it's too late)
    2) Lots of changes with delayed information

    Advice to Management

    Work more on communication with employees


  9. "Software Developer Intern at Microsoft Garage"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Developer Intern in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Intern - Software Developer Intern in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft as an intern

    Pros

    Great place to work, many things to learn, great mentors and a wonderful panoply of resources available. Highly recommended.

    Cons

    Not as much free food as Google?! Pay is also generally lower than in Redmond, but higher than 99% of other companies in Canada.


  10. "Relaxed"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Many tech talks and intern events
    Not very stressful
    More communication in the team
    Good and fair culture

    Cons

    Not working on very impactful work. Your manager could be someone not really a manager but a mentor.

    Advice to Management

    Plan well before take it into actions. Avoid worthless work and mistakes that can be avoided.


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