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Updated August 21, 2017
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  1. "Intern"

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    • 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


  2. "Great place to work"

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    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.

  3. "Microsoft Research Intern"

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    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.


  4. "Short-term review"

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    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


  5. "research intern"

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    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing internship experience"

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    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.


  7. "MSR is amazing"

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    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).

  8. "Great perks"

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    Current Intern - Explorer Intern in Redmond, WA
    Current Intern - Explorer Intern in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, helpful relocation specialists, great benefits: free surface book, concerts, summer hotel, subsidized rental car

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, unhelpful recruiters, not always fun projects

    Advice to Management

    It is great


  9. "Great Place"

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    Former Intern - Research Intern in Redmond, WA
    Former Intern - Research Intern in Redmond, WA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    1. You're with all the brilliant minds.
    2. Good Pay
    3. Amazing gym benefits.
    4. Respect from employees of other companies.

    Cons

    1. No free food ( not really a con).
    2. Your overall experience depends a lot on your manager. If your manager doesn't suit you, you are doomed


  10. "Software Engineer Intern - Microsoft"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits. Great coworkers. Incredible access to resources. Beautiful campus.

    Cons

    Sometimes feels slow and unresponsive. They need to give up on the phone thing, for example.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to what the market wants. Their is a lot of potential for Microsoft to innovate but too often they miss the boat.


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