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Updated April 23, 2017
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  • work life balance is a bit of an issue (in 987 reviews)

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  1. "MSRA Internship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Development Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Intern - Software Development Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everything good about a giant corperation. There are standard procedures for everything. The atomosphere and work experience is top of the world, where you can get your hands on Microsoft's most cutting edge technonlogy, and the managers are not very pushy(however this can really depend). Benefits and allowances are also pluses

    Cons

    Working as a gear like all other giant operations, can be boring sometimes


  2. "Supply Chain Planner Intern"

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

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

    Pros

    Laid back culture (first name basis, casual attire, open communication)
    Really nice buildings and cafeterias
    Great pay and perks
    Given important projects and access to top executives

    Cons

    Steep learning curve
    Fast paced environment
    Stressful - many people did not take lunch breaks
    Long hours (7am-6pm many times)


  3. "Great Experience as Research Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - High degree of freedom
    - Core work given to interns
    - Great company culture
    - Free drinks

    Cons

    - No free food in the office


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  5. "A good company, overall."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Intern - Intern in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    A lot of perks for the employees and a very good work culture.

    Cons

    Formal people and work load.


  6. "Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Program Manager Intern in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Technical Program Manager Intern in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work with amazing employees

    Cons

    There aren't any that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Continue what you are doing


  7. "Short-term review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    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


  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 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.


  9. "Microsoft Research Intern"

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


  10. "Microsoft is awesome"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager Intern in Leopardstown (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Program Manager Intern in Leopardstown (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay, great work culture, a lot of exciting things happening.

    Cons

    Depends on what team you are placed in, everything has been great here.


  11. "Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Employee - Intern in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Healthy environment
    Awesome work culture
    Cutting edge projects and technologies to work upon

    Cons

    Did not find any during internship

    Advice to Management

    No advice, it was all great!



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