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Updated December 11, 2017
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Pros
  • One of the best places to work for with great work life balance (in 1965 reviews)

  • Working with really smart people who readily share their great insights is a humbling experience where everyone is treated as equals by all employees (in 1686 reviews)

Cons
  • Sometimes working hard means disrupting one's work/life balance for periods (in 1099 reviews)

  • Review system was not the greatest (in 519 reviews)

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  1. "interview buddy"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Lahore (Pakistan)
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Lahore (Pakistan)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good salary and women there i love

    Cons

    too much free time and not many hot women

    Advice to Management

    great


  2. "Data science intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Data Science Intern in Redmond, WA
    Former Intern - Data Science Intern in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good pay, Microsoft intern signature event

    Cons

    Team matching is not very good, not very transparent in terms of expectations

    Advice to Management

    Improve team matching , gap between managers and hr people

  3. "Relaxed"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Many tech talks and intern events
    Not very stressful
    More communication in the team
    Good and fair culture

    Cons

    Not working on very impactful work. Your manager could be someone not really a manager but a mentor.

    Advice to Management

    Plan well before take it into actions. Avoid worthless work and mistakes that can be avoided.


  4. "Social Media Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Social Media Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Intern - Social Media Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern

    Pros

    Mentor system to guide your growth and development at Microsoft. Nice working environment.

    Cons

    My mentor left my department two weeks after I was on board, so he wasn't of much of help during my internship in spite of my weekly/monthly report.


  5. "Business Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Intern - Intern in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Freedom to work on side projects, company takes care of you, great work environment.

    Cons

    Expect to work more than expected


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Internship"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Intern - Intern in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people, the flexibility and the food.

    Cons

    Interns can end up being used as cheap labor. They promise so much in the interviews and in the induction. For instance the stretch projects were non-existent.

    Compensation is very poor. With so many international interns joining there is barely enough to make rent.

    The level of work and experience of interns depend largely on the the manager. Some managers give full responsibility and embrace the interns role, while unfortunately most managers just don't care.

    The upgrade to a graduate role after is only reserved for a few interns. With about 40 interns 12 or less will get kept on.

    Overall it needs to be more structured. The role should be defined for the intern

    Advice to Management

    Structure the internship


  7. "Microsoft Bing Team"

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

    Pros

    good perks, proper work life balance. Flexible working hours, decent pay. Comapany cares for you. Organizes everything fpr you from commute to Health and fitness. Food is subsidized. Snacks are free.

    Cons

    Since it is a huge company visibility for your work is not always gaurenteed. Also things tend to go very slowly.

    Advice to Management

    There is some degree of repeated work among different teams. Better ways to collaborate between teams may be done. Freen lunch could being you on par with google in terms of perks since that is the only thing missing

  8. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Intern - Intern in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great school and great clture

    Cons

    Not much vacancies for continue at the company after internship


  9. "Great opportunity"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Junior Data Scientist Intern
    Current Intern - Junior Data Scientist Intern
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Microsoft treats intern with trust and respect giving you the opportunity to add value to your team while you are gaining a lot of experience in such an inspiring and balanced work environment

    Cons

    I believe that there were no cons!


  10. "Internship is good"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Hyderabad (India)

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

    Pros

    Free lunch for interns
    Full 2 month stay
    Vast campus with various outdoor games

    Cons

    Recruits mostly toppers of institute.
    Managers bias
    Managers tries to save FTE by giving their work to interns and rates interns however they like.
    Conversion interviews they deep dive into concepts like os dbms and reject us.

    Advice to Management

    Recruitment is becoming mass recruitment.


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