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Microsoft intern Reviews

Updated Jul 13, 2014
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4.3 146 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella

(12 ratings)

93% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Really good work-life balance compared to other tech companies of the same caliber(in 675 reviews)

  • Tons of super smart people working for the right reasons - to make a difference(in 886 reviews)


Cons
  • And there are times when the workload may impede on your work-life balance(in 474 reviews)

  • The previous stack rank review system encourage a behavior that was very much individualist(in 367 reviews)

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    Research Intern (Former Employee) Beijing, Beijing (China)

    ProsFree snacks and drinks. Good working condition. Decent salary for a Chinese student.

    ConsNo free lunch and dinner. Public transportation to MSRA is very bad.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep working

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Microsoft spoils interns!

    Research Intern (Former Employee) Bellevue, WA (US)

    ProsInteresting projects nice people, Washigton is a very good place to live.

    ConsIt's a huge living organism - communicatin between certain teams could be improved.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Best place to intern!

    Explorer Intern (Former Employee) Redmond, WA (US)

    Pros1. Microsoft has really changed a lot over the year. I loved being challenged every day and working on new things
    2. I got a free surface pro + got to see Macklemore and Steve Ballmer live
    3. Seattle is just awesome in summer. The place to be!

    ConsThe corporate housing is a bit expensive

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Intern (Former Employee) Redmond, WA (US)

    ProsThe brought deadmau5 and Macklemore. Brand new computers and free soda and flexible hours. The perks of the large company are awesome like company events and gym membership.

    ConsDon't pick team/ or project for summer. Most of the products are really boring and as a result the work that they make you do is not interesting.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Intern (Former Employee) Beijing, Beijing (China)

    ProsBig company, with a lot of oppurtunities

    ConsToo hard. Not easy to

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A lot of work, but well paid.

    Intern (Former Employee) Redmond, WA (US)

    ProsGreat pay smart dynamic team.

    ConsVery competitive environemnt not conducive to teamwork.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe less competitive, foster more teamwork.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Amazing intern experience

    Intern (Former Employee) Redmond, WA (US)

    ProsFamily-friendly; great benefits; nice facility

    ConsBalmer's stacked rank has GOT to go.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of stacked rank ASAP

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A great work environment but the work wasn't that fullfilling

    Product Manager Intern (Former Employee) Redmond, WA (US)

    ProsGood work-life balance; excellent salarie and benefits.

    ConsNot enough work for PMs; too much overhead; work is not that exciting

    Advice to Senior ManagementLess overhead

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Research Intern

    Research Intern (Former Employee) Redmond, WA (US)

    ProsThe research internship program is really well-organized. There're housing, car rental and relocation subsidies, as well as internship only events.

    ConsNo option for a return offer.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider giving research interns options to work full-time after graduate.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to work at.

    Intern (Former Employee) Hyderābād (India)

    ProsMicrosoft India Development Centre has a great working environment, is employee friendly

    ConsThere is no downside of working at MSIDC

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing. Its good.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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