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Updated March 10, 2017
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  1. "Explorer Internship"

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

    Had the best time of my life.
    Best people and very nice benefits

    Cons

    I did not dislike anything. Except the rain in Seattle. Can't do anything about that!

    Advice to Management

    KEEP ROCKING


  2. "Exploring Microsoft"

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

    The project that I worked on is being used by the team that I was on. The people were nice and very smart. They helped out a lot when it was need but did a good job of leaving us to our devices. Food was good.

    Cons

    Onboarding to the development process


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Belgrade (Serbia)
    Current Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Belgrade (Serbia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's fantastic place to work in, I am really impressed with people, culture and overall respect towards interns! I feel like this is the best place for people to develop as much in terms of their career as much as to develop themselves personally.
    Great events!
    Fantastic charity work, and overall community contribution!

    Cons

    No cons, everything up to now was perfect! But if i have to say something, i would say that compared to Google and Facebook, you don't get free food, but you get money for that instead.

    Advice to Management

    Keep high standards, and be flexible. Stay in contact with great people, and if someone comes from other internship/job to your company, ask him what was there better? Insist on that, that is only way you can improve even more, as much as you teach, try to stay open for new things to learn.


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  5. "Intern at Microsoft"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Intern - Intern in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work culture, lots of benefits, great opportunities

    Cons

    Many times, projects are not that interesting


  6. "Great Culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Account Executive Intern in Vienna (Austria)
    Former Intern - Account Executive Intern in Vienna (Austria)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great and challenging positions with a huge possibility for further development and trainings. Really good and supportive company culture.

    Cons

    Not really any downsides - I had an amazing time working there! Requires you to be a self- starter and take initiative


  7. "Not Bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Egypt, ME
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Egypt, ME
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Friendly Teammates and opportunity to shine

    Cons

    Expected more fun and development

    Advice to Management

    Try to be creative with products and development


  8. "Explorer Intern"

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

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

    Pros

    Wonderful company to work at, especially as an intern. My favorite part was how everyone is so energized and loves their work. The specific team I interned with was not the best fit, however, during the internship you can interview with other teams and I'll be returning with a group that's a better fit for me. Microsoft cares about employees in every way: salaries, 401Ks, vacations, free drinks. And they love their interns: housing stipends, well paid, signature event feat. mayor artist (Marronn 5/ Ellie Goulding) and free surfacebooks, and awesome events on campus. One of the coolest things Microsoft does as a company is their One Week hackathon which permits engineers a week to work and collaborate on any project they choose.

    Cons

    Explore is offered as a learning opportunity - I was able to do a great deal of code/PM but felt one-on-one mentorship lacking. Other than that, it's an excellent experience.

    Advice to Management

    CEO is super approachable and I love the Q&As - never change.


  9. "Microsoft Research Intern Review"

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


  10. "One of the Best Internship Programs Period"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    They treat you like gold. You get to meet so many people. Tons of responsibility. Seattle is amazing too.

    Cons

    I have experienced no cons from my internships here. Even if you have a terrible time, other companies very much respect Microsoft on a resume. The only possible thing is that many employees there have worked at Microsoft for 20+ years and don't ever get exposed to other tech outside the Microsoft bubble.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! I loved the intern tech talks too. Microsoft is headed in a great direction and you can definitely see that as an intern.


  11. "Intern developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Intern Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great learning curve
    Great atmosphere
    Very good company to put on a CV
    Many opportunities within the company

    Cons

    Long hours and very stressful The size of the different departments can sometimes make you feel like you are a number!



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