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Updated Apr 08, 2014
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

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Software Developer Intern (Current Employee)
Hyderābād

I have been working at Microsoft as an intern for less than a year

Pros- Great work Environment and flexible timings
- Helpful and effective mentor system
- Good compensation and benefits

Cons- Work can be a little more challenging

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

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Simply Unforgettable and Awesome!

Summer Intern Software Development Engineer In Test (Current Employee)
Hyderābād

I have been working at Microsoft as an intern for less than a year

ProsNo particular dress code, flexible work timings, option to choose what you want to work on, enough opportunities to try every profile present here, free cold-drinks, coffee , employee satisfaction is the best!

ConsNo cons as such, just that Microsoft as a whole should have a common logo on all its products so that people can recognize it more. no people just recognize the individual products like windows, office, bing, xbox, but not all know that its all of Microsoft! One more con... The food is so good that I think I will get FAT .

Advice to Senior ManagementThe management is awesome.. starting from the mentor to the manager to the manager of manager, everyone takes care of you very well.

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

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Good atmosphere to work in, flexible timings, few restrictions and a good pay

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Hyderābād

I worked at Microsoft

ProsVery flexible timings, and cool environment. People are very cooperative. Good salary, good facilities. Home drop service. Parties and trips are very frequent

ConsThe projects worked on in India are not very critical to the company. Such projects are worked on at Redmond. You are doing no better job compared to other IT cos, only your pay is more.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe leadership is great. They will motivate you in the most appropriate way in the interest of the company. The pay is good.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Lets u work in your own way

Software Developer Intern (Former Employee)
Hyderābād

I worked at Microsoft

Pros1) flexible timings
2)Chance to learn a lot from great people
3) good transportation facilities
4)good perks
5) Regular feedback mechanism

Cons1)The time to start work is high..They have several procedure to do before giving access.
2) No flexibility in choosing the department during intern process

Advice to Senior ManagementTry to ask the intern in which area they are interested in before assigning to a group.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place obviously

Intern (Former Employee)
Bangalore

I worked at Microsoft

Prospeople are hard workers. lots to learn from the environment

Conssome people are extremely geekish
senior management do not help the interns

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to pass an internship

Services Intern (Current Employee)
Santa Fe, NM (US)

I have been working at Microsoft as an intern for more than a year

Pros+ Lots of opportunities to participate in big projects
+ Get to work with people around the globe
+ Great pay
+ Unique opportunity to see the hundreds of careers that are out there !

Cons- There is not a well structured plan for interns
- You need to look for other projects to learn more, as an intern you're underestimated and your tasks will be somewhat limited or "easy"
- Several managers intervene with your activities and responsibilities which is confusing

Advice to Senior ManagementDefine a plan for interns and do not underestimate them !

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

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Positive

Marketing Intern (Current Employee)
Mississauga, ON (Canada)

I have been working at Microsoft as an intern for more than a year

ProsGreat company to have on your resume. Very supportive co-workers, lots of opportunity for growth, and always something exciting to work on.

ConsAt times I feel out of the loop on a lot of things, which makes it difficult to do my job. A few internal services don't always work, and some subscriptions literally took a year for me to receive (employee MSDN).

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep on keeping on. The company is heading in the right direction, the values are solid, just need to keep working at it and improve the little things.

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

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Great place for research

Research Intern (Former Employee)
Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

I worked at Microsoft as an intern for less than a year

ProsThe company culture was fun, coffee was great and you could talk and collaborate with numerous world-class researchers in machine learning, algorithms, networks, and so on. My boss was extremely knowledgeable and always open to new ideas. The pay was more than enough for me.

ConsCambridge is a rather small city and housing is expensive. Also, the jobs in research can potentially have less security as they are the first ones to go if the company is in trouble.

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

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Intern (Current Employee)
São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

I have been working at Microsoft as an intern for more than a year

ProsBest place to work, great job opportunities and great environment to develop skills and networking. Working at Microsoft is great because of its values and principles but mainly because its employees

ConsBest place to work, great job opportunities and great environment to develop skills and networking. Working at Microsoft is great because of its values and principles but mainly because its employees

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

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Working at Microsoft was a whole new experience and great people.

Intern (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

I worked at Microsoft as an intern for less than a year

ProsWork with great coworkers and dedicated. Good environment for employees

ConsLittle politics and typical large company problems.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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