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Updated Apr 08, 2014
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Best place to intern!

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

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

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)
Beijing, Beijing (China)

I worked at Microsoft full-time for less than a year

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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Intern (Former Employee)
Redmond, WA (US)

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

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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A lot of work, but well paid.

Intern (Former Employee)
Redmond, WA (US)

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

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)

I worked at Microsoft part-time for less than a year

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)

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

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 (Former Employee)
Redmond, WA (US)

I worked at Microsoft part-time for less than a year

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 overall experience

Marketing Intern (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I worked at Microsoft full-time for less than a year

ProsThe culture, the empowerment, the work environment, the learnings of the industry and being part of a very dynamic team, having the ability to orchestrate your own projects and making a tangible impact.

ConsOne of the fallbacks was that some work in cross-functional settings led to increased dependability in teams that had a more laid back culture which led to unnecessary setbacks in project deadlines. Nevertheless, effective communication led to quality delivery and all was good at the end.

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

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I was one of the lucky few interns to feel like I was working at a startup with the aim of learning and not making $$$

Explore Intern (Rotation Program) (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

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

ProsGreat intern program, GREAT pay, supportive team structure, they spoil you like crazy, beautiful location (Seattle), LOTS of design flexibility with your project, you are treated like a real member of the team

Conslow key projects in big company - fell like I don't have enough contribution. Good for first internship if you are bound to make lots of mistakes, experience depends A LOT on the individual team and manager - so not guaranteed

Advice to Senior ManagementLet the interns have a little more of a say in which project they ca work on. If they are excited about it, you'll get better results

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

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

ProsThe people are great and there's lots of freedom to work on what interests you.

Conspay could be better but the benefits make it worth it

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

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