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Updated February 24, 2017
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  1. "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


  2. "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


  3. "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


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  5. "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.


  6. "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


  7. "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.


  8. "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!


  9. "Great Internship and Life Experience"

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

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

    Pros

    You get to live in Seattle during the most beautiful months of the year. You get to exposure to a wide variety of business teams within Microsoft. The entire Microsoft intern experience is stellar, and it is very easy to quickly make friends with similar interests. The work is challenging, so you will push yourself to grow your skills. Also, the intern concert/experience is one of the coolest events that I have been to in my entire life.

    Cons

    You can start to feel trapped inside of the Redmond/Microsoft bubble. Just make sure to get out and explore Seattle and the surrounding areas.

    Advice to Management

    Find candidates with a genuine interest in living in the pacific northwest. While it is perfect and sunny during the summer, that is not the case the other nine months of the year.


  10. "Great 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
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Free drinks; Good pay; Great benefits; good work life balance; location is amazing

    Cons

    Work can be slow; red tape


  11. "Software Engineering Intern"

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

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

    Pros

    Seriously one of the most underrated places to work - Microsoft has a reputation for not being as prestigious amongst the tech companies, but wow, I really felt my work made an impact. Contrary to most other companies, interns directly work on shipped products. When you leave, your work will still be relevant and won't be buried under some stack never to seen again.

    There's free gym membership, an awesome intern gift (SurfaceBooks this year!) and tons of interesting intern events/talks/etc.

    Cons

    The culture of the company is kind of inconsistent - some teams are amazing while others are terrible. There's no free food.

    Advice to Management

    n/a



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