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Updated March 10, 2017
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  1. "Supply Chain Planner Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Supply Chain Planner Intern in Redmond, WA
    Former Intern - Supply Chain Planner Intern in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Laid back culture (first name basis, casual attire, open communication)
    Really nice buildings and cafeterias
    Great pay and perks
    Given important projects and access to top executives

    Cons

    Steep learning curve
    Fast paced environment
    Stressful - many people did not take lunch breaks
    Long hours (7am-6pm many times)


  2. "Software Engineer Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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  5. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test Intern
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Great pay. Get to work on products used by millions. Microsoft as a company is very inclusive and encourages giving back.

    Cons

    Depending on your team, your work-life balance might be an issue. Sometimes around releases there are long hours and pressure to get things done.


  6. "Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  7. "Microsoft Research Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. "Short-term review"

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

    I worked at Microsoft (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It is easier than earlier to have a great network which facilitates easy switchovers within the company

    Cons

    The team was mostly myopic in their design decisions, many convoluted design decisions. Manager had poor communication skills and could not handle crises or timecrunch.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent in your decision cycle


  9. "research intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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    "Amazing internship experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Redmond, WA
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern

    Pros

    Very helpful teammates
    Interesting and challenging projects for interns
    Awesome internship program (events, parties, conferences, ...)

    Cons

    It can take some time to get things done when working with different teams which is bad for a 12 weeks internship

    Advice to Management

    Intern projects should be scoped to one or two teams at most otherwise a lot of time will be spent on communication which is not ideal for a short period internship.


  11. "MSR is amazing"

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

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

    Pros

    Work with some of the smartest people in the world, and have the resources and freedom to change the world. The culture is very academic, so this is like the largest research university in the country, with more budget for projects.

    Cons

    Converting research into products is a difficult task at such a large company with so few products. The importance of new products means there is also considerable secrecy.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring the best, and giving them the funds they need to execute. I'd love to see research interns get more involved with product as well (or at least start discussions of conversion from research to product).



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