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Updated April 23, 2017
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  1. "Microsoft Research Intern Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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


  2. "One of the Best Internship Programs Period"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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.


  3. "Intern developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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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  5. "Great Internship and Life Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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.


  6. "Great internship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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


  7. "Software Engineering Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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


  8. "Software Engineer Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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.


  10. "Work Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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

    Great atmosphere and work culture.
    Freedom to try different things.
    Numerous intern events.
    Signature event is a bonus.
    Plus you get a signature gift. I got a Surface book.

    Cons

    Sometimes the goal of the project is not well defined atleast in my case.


  11. "Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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



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