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Updated September 22, 2017
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  1. "Microsoft Research Intern"

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    • 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


  2. "Service Engineer Intern"

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    • 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.

  3. "Intern experience"

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    • 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.


  4. "Good Place - So-So People"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern
    Former Intern - Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The company culture is great
    - The company is a fun place to be
    - new work everyday

    Cons

    - Low sense of urgency
    - Lack of communication on project statuses
    - Work/Life balance may be difficult for some

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing what you're doing. But please remove toxic people.


  5. "On campus interview"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great training process and culture. The employers not only focus on your technical skills, but on your overall behaviors.

    Cons

    There is no shortcoming currently, I am just a graduate student and feel great honor to work in such a good company.


  6. "Explore Internship"

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    • 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.


  7. "Research internship was good"

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    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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to intern"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.


  9. "Software Engineer Intern"

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    • 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.


  10. "SDE Intern"

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    • 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 .


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