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Updated March 10, 2017
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  1. "Software Intern Interview"

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

    I worked at Microsoft (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment. Very friendly interviewer.

    Cons

    A bit intimidating, as the interview is 3 hours and you meet with three people.

    Advice to Management

    Have faster replies and communication with potential hires.


  2. "Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good atmosphere. Relaxed approach.
    People were very nice and always ready to provide insight.

    Cons

    Nothing to write home about.


  3. "Pretty alright place to work"

    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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Incredibly smart full-timers
    - Nice office
    - Lots of discounts for being a Microsoft employee

    Cons

    - Project manager a little overbearing
    - Other interns strangely slow
    - Terrible workstation
    - Lots of irrelevant mandatory meetings

    Advice to Management

    The internship is marketed as "garage"-like; one would assume that there would be a lot of freeness. In reality, we are always closely monitored. It's uncomfortable!


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  5. "Agile teams shipping fast"

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

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

    Pros

    Great culture! "Be surrounded by people that are better than you". There are definitely amazing people inside, and they seem very open to teach and learn as well.
    Not all teams are Agile, but I heard a lot of teams mentioning they use it more and more, even if the sprints have to be a month long.
    The Foundry internship was incredible, a great opportunity for students to get to know this side of Microsoft that is modern, ships fast, and embraces change. There is a great chance that the apps developed in the internship will be taken forward afterwards.

    Cons

    Specifically in the Foundry Internship, you don't get to work in existing products or big teams, so you don't fully understand the experience of working full-time in a regular team.

    Advice to Management

    I'd love to have shadowed a full-time employee for a couple days, or participated in another team's meetings.


  6. "Business Analyst Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Business Analyst Intern in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst Intern in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very friendly co-workers and great working environment

    Cons

    They do not allow interns to work late hours


  7. "Great Intern Experience"

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

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

    Pros

    Microsoft is filled with intelligent employees. Satya Nadella seems to have instilled a new vibrancy and openness to the culture, which should pay dividends for years to come. Benefitsare generous, the campus is beautiful, and the compensation was very fair. In HR, management seemed very competent and interested in their subordinates' success.

    Cons

    The company is very large, so it's easy to get lost in the shuffle. The culture under Steve Ballmer did not seem particularly open or transparent and many of the old-guard managers remain. The company also seems to reorganize every two to three years, which I doubt is conducive to productivity or innovation.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to compete in today's competitive landscape, the consumer has to come first. All too often, engineers, sales people, and narrowly focused managers prioritize short-term results over long-term success by overlooking the customer and just attempting to shove products down consumers' throats.


  8. "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great way to develop skills, easy to move around the company to a team with a micro-culture that fits you, great benefits, brilliant minds, great work life balance, great benefits

    Cons

    Some hold over from outdated corporate practices which are mainly getting better. Some of the buildings are outdated.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, but avoid old corporate stigmas. Invest in keeping campus up to date.


  9. "Internship Review"

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

    Pros

    * Great culture and learning experience I have had so far in an internship
    * Learn directly from people at the forefront of technology (e.g. worked alongside a brilliant Partner Architect and only this motivated me even more)
    * Great career opportunities and prospects
    * Good benefits and SeaTac area is one of the greatest in summer with lots to do.

    Cons

    * Depending on the project, some extra work than regular hours might be required, but besides that nothing else to complain.


  10. "Internship Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Dallas, TX
    Former Intern - Intern in Dallas, TX
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Given a chance to develop a Mobile App from scratch and host it in Microsoft store.
    - Good Remuneration
    - Perfect environment to work

    Cons

    - Since a summer Internship, there was pressure to complete the entire product within eight weeks and this disturbed a work-life balance a bit.


  11. "Microsoft Research Intern"

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

    1. Freedom to lead the research project independently (least micro management)
    2. Opportunity to learn a lot
    3. Networking with genius researchers and peers who are contributing to the cutting-edge research in your field
    4. One of the highest paid internships. Interns are treated very well.

    Cons

    1. Tremendous peer pressure (which might eventually help in working harder and getting a lot of work done during the 12 week internship).
    2. Very steep learning curve

    Advice to Management

    The shuttle service from Intern accommodations (especially those who're put in hotels far from MSR) should be improved



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