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Updated June 18, 2017
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  1. "Service Engineer Intern"

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

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

    Pros

    Great team culture, amazing projects

    Cons

    No documentation available to freshers. They expect you to start coding from the get go.


  2. "Intern experience"

    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
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1) They really took superb care of all the interns. Work load on them is as much as could be to a normal employee.
    2) Great intern events

    Cons

    1) No cons, whatsoever. Although, for some reason people believe that Microsoft is a place to retire. And you lose your skills after going there.

    Advice to Management

    for some reason people believe that Microsoft is a place to retire. And you lose your skills after going there. They can try to change it.

  3. "Explore Internship"

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

    I worked at Microsoft (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Tons of benefits, they definitely spoil their interns and make sure you are getting the best experience possible

    Cons

    It is hard to rise and get promoted to managerial positions. Relaxed culture (could be a benefit), doesn't push you too hard to get out of your comfort zone.

    Advice to Management

    Empowering interns and better defined roles for the explore program where 3 interns work together.


  4. "Research internship was good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Microsoft (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting research areas with many top researchers in the field.
    Brilliant colleagues that collaborate.
    Beautiful location and nice campus.

    Cons

    The weather can be difficult for some people, and traffic can be difficult. This is offset by the decent public transportation.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - User Experience Design Intern in Redmond, WA
    Current Intern - User Experience Design Intern in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft as an intern

    Pros

    They go all out for their interns. Had a blast this summer, gained new friends and work experience.

    Cons

    Less than 1% of all the interns are design interns. If MS is really investing in design, they should fully commit.


  6. "SDE Intern"

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

    Pros

    Good Team .

    Cons

    n/a .


  7. "Software Engineer Intern"

    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
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Intern specific events, challenging and fulfilling project, good benefits and compensation, great team environment, and amazing campus

    Cons

    Drinks are mostly soft drinks unlike other top tech companies where they provide smoothies and protein shakes.

    Advice to Management

    Provide snack, fruit, and healthy drinks for the employees.

  8. "Explorer Intern"

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

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

    Pros

    Great company events, activities, and parties.

    Cons

    Biggest con: You have no say in what group you want to work for your internship, they just put you somewhere.

    As an intern, you will often feel that you are being coddled and overly congratulated over little work-- can be a bit disillusioning. Depending on where you work in the company, you may feel bored with your work at times. At one point during the summer the monotony of the work was getting to high that I think I felt depressed for the first time.


  9. "Microsoft PM Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - PM Intern in Redmond, WA
    Former Intern - PM Intern in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of horizontal movement, fantastic pay, company is on the upswing

    Cons

    You will be a number in the company. HR tries its best to treat everyone as an individual, but there's hard policy involving headcount.

    Advice to Management

    Too much is put on managers for handling interns, there's no defined "plan" for what an intern does


  10. "Research Intern, Microsoft Research"

    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
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the best CS Research Internships on this planet !
    Great work culture, great intern benefits - MSR interns are pampered with huge salary, several outings/picnics/ice cream socials/free MS Surface gifts/private concerts, etc.

    Cons

    Only 3 months.
    Less chances of full-time offer conversion.

    Advice to Management

    The way you handle MSR interns is just awesome. Keep rocking MSR :)


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