Microsoft Intern Reviews

Updated 19 October 2014
Updated 19 October 2014
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Pros
  • Really good work-life balance compared to other tech companies of the same caliber (in 804 reviews)

  • You will get the opportunity to work with smart people solving real world problems (in 959 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is not good in some places but it really depends on your role (in 530 reviews)

  • In the review system there is a "check box" equivalent to a rank of Underperforming (in 393 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to do Internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Intern in Bellevue, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Research Intern in Bellevue, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    - While many people thought Microsoft environment is not very friendly for new employee, I found it very friendly and full of new opportunities to explore.
    - They took very good care of Interns by providing subsidizing housing and car rental, plus many exciting events.
    - I was working with the Bing section, and there are many unexplored areas in Bing which can be a great opportunity to make significant contributions.

    Cons

    - In comparison with companies such as Google, there are way less PhDs in the staff which sometimes make it harder to introduce radical research ideas.
    - The company went to a massive lay-off when I was there. Although that obviously don't affect interns, if you are considering Microsoft for a full-time position, there are risks that one of these lay-off waves hit you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Have better collaboration with researchers in MSR. Microsoft is lucky to have such brilliant scholars as part of MSR and if their creativity can be managed well, they can make huge contributions to the company.
    - Start more active programs of Fellowships for grad students, same as Google and Facebook, to enhance the picture of company and attract better talents.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    ONe of the best places to do an internship and a job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer Intern in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Software Developer Intern in Hyderābād (India)

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The work culture is great, The facilities are surplus. Plus the work timings are very flexible, Also the routine job is sparkled with outings , open discussions and other moral booster events

    Cons

    Quality is not compromised at any level and can lead to frustration at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Very good opportunity. If you are not very good in competitive programming than MSIT internship is best option for you

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Intern in Hyderābād (India)

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern

    Pros

    working environment, Team work, leadership

    Cons

    for intern i could not find

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  5.  

    Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager Intern in Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Program Manager Intern in Redmond, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Scale of work, salary, smart people

    Cons

    Big company, old corporate culture still lingers (but is going away fairly quickly!)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work trimming the fat and focusing goals. Mobile-first, cloud-first baby!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Awesome.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Seattle, WA (US)

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everything is great and many benefits.

    Cons

    No Challenges that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Nice working at Microsoft Research

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in Redmond, WA (US)

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    A lot of excellent researchers here. Here you can work with some of the best researchers in your area in the world.

    Cons

    Nothing obvious as for an intern.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Awesome internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in Cambridge, MA (US)

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    free drinks, startup enviroment (microsoft foundry), all interns, own the product from start to finish

    Cons

    very few, hard to leave work (cause fun), no overtime - salaried, food on site wasnt great?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing! Microsoft is an awesome place, and a company i'd love to keep working at for many years to come. Can't wait to see where the company is headed!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    very good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Cty by the Se, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in Cty by the Se, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    It is a world biggest IT company, everyone like working there. You can make a lot of friends there,and enjoy the working environment there!

    Cons

    They have all the smartest people there, you have to compete with them and that will be the hardest thing I think if you want to work there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more money, more fun

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Wonderful journey to learn much technique.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Current Employee - Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)

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

    Pros

    It is one of the biggest software company in the world. Many famous expert in MSRA that teach me how to develop a software in research thought.

    Cons

    Projects are not in mature designed here because they are research projects that cannot predict the reaction of users.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Improving yourself

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Current Employee - Intern in Istanbul (Turkey)

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

    Pros

    Dynamic, Flexible times, Friendly coworkers, Compeller environment

    Cons

    Over ambition of coworkers can turn into greed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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