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Updated September 15, 2017
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  1. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst Intern in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst Intern in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft (Less than a year)

    Pros

    opportunities to learn and grow, coworkers are nice

    Cons

    supervisor was unavailable most of time


  2. "Great pay, great intern events"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Intern in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great pay, great intern events (Maroon 5 played during my year).

    Cons

    Commute to Redmond was terrible (sitting in 520 was the worst).

    Advice to Management

    Remove the prefixes (t-name) in intern e-mails; makes us feel we're not part of the company and reinforces the idea that our employment is ephemeral.

  3. "Solid employer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I really liked the Redmond campus. The fact that it's located in the suburbs is a big advantage, usually you need to move to a city to work for a good company. They have good benefits, like free transportation system, cheap employee restaurants, good health benefits, good compensation, etc. I really liked that they have private offices in many buildings across the campus, unfortunately they are slowly moving towards open space now.

    Cons

    After my internship I received a full-time offer from Microsoft. As a non-US citizen I needed a H1B visa to work in the US. After I finished my internship I had to wait for around 10 months to finally find out that my petition was not selected in the H1B lottery so there were no options for me to start working in the US in 2016. Microsoft offered me a placement in Canada instead, with a completely new compensation. They also said I would be working remotely with a Redmond team. I didn't really like the perspective of remote work from Canada for around 2 years so eventually I declined the offer. I was really surprised that they couldn't offer a position in Europe where they also have several development centers, eg. Dublin. Another thing I did not like was the fact that it was nearly impossible to get a full-time offer for a different team than the one I interned with. The team seemed rather uninteresting to me and I figured I would get bored there pretty quickly as there probably would not be much opportunity for me to learn. Overall, I enjoyed my time at Microsoft but I really think they should do something about their hiring process for people from outside of US.

    Advice to Management

    The company is very bureaucratic in many aspects. Also, since Microsoft so heavily hires people from all over the world, the company should be more flexible in terms of teams and locations as US work authorization gets more and more difficult to obtain.


  4. "Great people, old tools"

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    Former Intern - Intern Software Developer in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Intern Software Developer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lovely team and supportive manager and mentor. Learnt a lot and grew both as a developer and a person
    Good pay and location

    Cons

    Internal tooling is a bit of a let down if you are used to Linux development
    Learning old tools that were on the way out took a significant amount of time
    More things were broken than expected

    Advice to Management

    Make han resources both more human and more resourceful
    Fix the tools (you are wasting hundreds of hours of development time on bad tooling)


  5. "Intern review"

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    Former Employee - Service Engineer Intern in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Service Engineer Intern in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People were nice and willing to help.

    Cons

    I can't think of any.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  6. "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)


  7. "Software Intern Interview"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment. Very friendly interviewer.

    Cons

    A bit intimidating, as the interview is 3 hours and you meet with three people.

    Advice to Management

    Have faster replies and communication with potential hires.

  8. "Service Engineer Intern"

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    Former Intern - Service Engineer Intern in Redmond, WA
    Former Intern - Service Engineer Intern in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great team culture, amazing projects

    Cons

    No documentation available to freshers. They expect you to start coding from the get go.


  9. "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.


  10. "Explore Internship"

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    Former Employee - Explore Intern in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Explore Intern in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Tons of benefits, they definitely spoil their interns and make sure you are getting the best experience possible

    Cons

    It is hard to rise and get promoted to managerial positions. Relaxed culture (could be a benefit), doesn't push you too hard to get out of your comfort zone.

    Advice to Management

    Empowering interns and better defined roles for the explore program where 3 interns work together.


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