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  1. SDE Intern of MS

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Totally free. You can do the design, implementation all by yourself. A cool playground.

    Cons

    The work is not so challenging.

  2. Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Intern in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Microsoft part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice one to work for

    Cons

    None found in my time there

    Advice to Management

    Nice

  3. Best Research Internship Experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Research Intern in Bellevue, WA (US)
    Former Intern - Research Intern in Bellevue, WA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing research experience for the summer here.

    Cons

    None at all, very nice

    Advice to Management

    None at all, very nice

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  5. Program Manager Intern

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Intern - Program Manager Intern in Bellevue, WA (US)
    Former Intern - Program Manager Intern in Bellevue, WA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, motivated people, good big comapny perks, at an interesting time for change

    Cons

    No free food, some teams are slow, change funnels slowly

  6. Great Intern Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer In Test Intern in Redmond, WA (US)
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer In Test Intern in Redmond, WA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Interns are treated incredibly well. The food and extra curricular activities were amazing. Fun campus. Fun problems I was solving in my team. Nice people. Lots of learning!!!

    I was able to stay late and even go in on a couple of weekends,. but it was by my choice. I really liked my project and being an intern.

    Cons

    Nothing that comes to mind. The only thing I would have wanted more of was more feedback on where I can improve.

  7. Research Internship for PhD students

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Nice managers and mentors

    Cons

    it was stressful to meet the deadlines and I didn't have a good work & life balance

  8. Helpful (1)

    Excellent and Inspiring

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Current Intern - Intern in London, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great working environment
    Regular training
    Work-life balance

    Cons

    Personal growth and movement up in the company

  9. Really depends on the team

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Bellevue, WA (US)
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Bellevue, WA (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and intern perks; they really do try to make having an internship a lot of fun (probably more fun than being full-time). Seattle is a great place to spend a summer.

    Cons

    Old, awkward to use tools can mean you spend most of your time waiting for things to build. Some teams are so poorly organized that no one knows what the team actually does.

  10. Great perks as an intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Intern in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Current Intern - Intern in Cambridge, MA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get spoiled beyond belief. Great pay, great events, and company gifts that all try to get you to sign on full-time. The people are friendly and always willing to help.

    Cons

    The company is so large that every logistical process takes forever; miscommunication is frequent and everyone's job is so specialized that you don't know what's going on on the other side of things. Typical big company disadvantages that are uncommon for most tech companies.

  11. Summer Intern

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great working atmosphere and perks. Mentorship was available and interns were given great guidance. Interns attended free concerts. My mentor gave me weekly reviews which were essential to my development and learning.

    Cons

    At the end of the summer when offers were given out there were some politics involved. I believe that some offers were given to those who were not the best fit for the position.

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