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Updated May 22, 2017
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  1. "Too slow"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer (Intern) in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer (Intern) in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Shuttle system all over WA to and from campus made life great.
    -Yearly Intern Signature Event + free gift
    -You will be in the company of talented and seasoned engineers.

    Cons

    Most of Microsoft's products are strongly bound to legacy code, which makes them trepidacious about original ideas. I was supposed to make an extension to some auxiliary production software--it took six weeks (halfway through my internship) before I was allowed to write a line of code!

    Take this with a grain of salt. At Microsoft, the most important thing is what team you're on. I was not very excited about my particular team's work.

    Advice to Management

    Management is doing a good job of keeping a hulking metal behemoth like Microsoft from grinding to a halt. I wish MS could restructure its dependencies such that it could break more barriers with technology.


  2. "Not Bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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


  3. "MSRA intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    smart people to work with and it is free to do what you like and can do research on popular tech

    Cons

    Cannot make real code but only ideas and demos. Microsoft is not good at internet dev. I don't like to work under windows.

    Advice to Management

    The leader is nice in Microsoft, not that tough. But they are push, you have to finish and implement your ideas very quickly.


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  5. "Neutral"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Intern in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to learn. Time flexibility. Good infra structure.

    Cons

    Microsoft Brazildoesn`t have junior opportunities, so if you are an intern the best option for you after the internship is to leave the company to work elsewhere.
    Microsoft Brazil is to much scorecard driven, don`t have a good long term view and don`t have many independece from Microsoft Corp.

    Advice to Management

    Don`t lose young talents. Improve the emplyee satisfaction and work life balance.


  6. "Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Intern - Intern in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free drinks all around, flexible timings and informal environment. Lots of events and parties. Tons of options for playing options - pool, foosball, tabletennis, and lot's more. Hyderabad campus is really beautiful. Good Stipend and first two weeks at a good guest house. Work environment not pressurizing. Teammates are really helpful.

    Cons

    Almost none for an intern. The stipend can be increased a bit though.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good job.


  7. "Internship at Microsoft Arabia"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Former Employee - Intern in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There's lots to learn, very challenging, amazing international experience and benefits are great!

    Cons

    HR was very junior and not professional on so many levels. Very political environment & witnessed terrible attitudes towards interns. Some leaders were only scorecard driven & only wanted to achieve their numbers, even if it was against policy rules.

    Advice to Management

    Leaders should be motivators & inspirational.


  8. "Just OK"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Intern - Summer Intern
    Former Intern - Summer Intern

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

    Pros

    Free delicious lunch and rich salad bar
    Free Gym
    Kinect

    Cons

    Repetitive lunch menu
    Lack of entertainment and free time options
    Unnecessary strict security control for interns


  9. "Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern - Monthly in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Intern - Monthly in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice environment, culture here is good

    Cons

    Salary is not very high to be attractive


  10. "Research Intern"

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    Former Contractor - Research Intern in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Research Intern in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Microsoft as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to experience cutting edge research and to work with extremely clever and knowledgeable people; opportunity to learn more about other research directions and meet people from other areas.

    Cons

    Beware if you are a female and/or your supervisor is not so famous - in some teams you might not get a supervisor or a research project


  11. "Microsoft Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in São João do Pau d'Alho (Brazil)
    Current Intern - Intern in São João do Pau d'Alho (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great life/work balance and environment

    Cons

    Terrible career opportunities for interns


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