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Updated February 27, 2017
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  1. "Generally a very good experience"

    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
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good life/work balance, easy to switch teams

    Cons

    The company as a whole is still moving toward mobile-based, cloud-based platform


  2. "Fantastic Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Program Manager Intern in Redmond, WA
    Current Intern - Program Manager Intern in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great mentorship
    Open door-- lots of people willing to help you learn
    Fantastic opportunities in every area of tech that you could think of
    Great benefits and a wonderful company to work for
    Lots of amazing intern events for students

    Cons

    Reorgs (reorganization) happen a TON
    Many teams could be more innovative in their processes, i.e., not everybody is always committed to improvement and excellence in their work.
    User experience is still often quite clunky/could have a better coherence of design


  3. "Excellent Team, Interesting Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Development Engineering Intern in Redmond, WA
    Current Intern - Software Development Engineering Intern in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Before starting I got some say in choosing my team. I ended up on an excellent team with four other developers, all of whom had lots of experience. Everybody was helpful and understanding.

    My manager gave me interesting work and freedom to develop however I liked.

    Our team was fast-paced and each developer had visible contributions with very low time to production.

    Cons

    Microsoft is a big company. I talked to other interns and full time employees and many teams have to deal with and support poorly documented legacy code/systems, and frequently there is a lot of bureaucracy. Some teams have to wait months before their finished features go into production.

    There is some internal tension between competing teams, even within the company

    Advice to Management

    keep moving in the current direction. Ensure that developers feel listened to and eliminate some of the bureaucracy. Having multiple VPs sign off on a code change doesn't necessarily mean it is any less likely to fail.


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  5. "Amazing company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Research Intern in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Research Intern in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    You work on real life projects and have the opportunity to make a real impact.

    Cons

    No cons really. Its an amazing company!


  6. "Microsoft Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Microsoft Explorer Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Microsoft Explorer Intern in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great work culture, huge intern benefits, amazing horizontal mobility, and actually impactful projects.

    Cons

    Projects may not be an appropriate length or difficulty(too short or too long)


  7. "Intenrship"

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of events, got to work on a cool project.

    Cons

    Didn't feel like part of the team.

    Advice to Management

    Incorporate a full time work flow into the intern experience


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Best Internship Ever"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Intern - Explorer Intern in Seattle, WA
    Current Intern - Explorer Intern in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The teams seem to all have a good dynamic about them, with people always wanting you to achieve your best. Everyone is helpful, and willing to share their knowledge. It makes for a great environment.

    Cons

    I haven't really encountered any cons about working at Microsoft.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


  9. "Great group great company."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Bellevue, WA
    Former Intern - Intern in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice work-life balance, great people, great pay, fantastic intern program.

    Cons

    Aspirations seemed to stagnate and employee motivations for products tended to wane.


  10. "Work experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Intern in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great internship. Lot of Freedom. Great team

    Cons

    It is hard to find anything bad about my internship

    Advice to Management

    Great company. It is hard to give any advices as it is a big company.


  11. "Great internship"

    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

    Great team, great working environment, very interesting project. Really felt like I got a taste of what it meant to work at Microsoft. 10/10 would return.

    Cons

    To be honest- not really any big cons. The only thing is that I wish they had free food, although that is stretching it.



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