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Updated Apr 23, 2014
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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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very cozy working environment

Developer Intern (Former Employee)
Copenhagen (Denmark)

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

Prosvery relaxed working style and very nice colleages

Consno chance to get in touch with the clients from different industries

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

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It was awesome.

Program Manager Intern (Current Employee)
Redmond, WA (US)

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

ProsLearned a lot.
Worked with great people.

ConsProject scope is sometimes too small.

Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Microsoft Research Asia is a wonderful place to work.

Intern (Former Employee)
Beijing, Beijing (China)

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

ProsThe people there are brilliant and willing to help others.

ConsMaybe you should pay a lot of time to know all the employees there.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease write a letter of recommendation for me.

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Mediocre

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

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

ProsFree snacks and beverages. The working condition was nice.

ConsThe job was boring. As an intern I didn't learn much from my mentor.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Learned a lot, great people, great perks

Program Manager Intern (Current Employee)
Redmond, WA (US)

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

ProsGreat people to work with - really interested in helping you grow.
Fantastic perks, pretty good salary, and if you get lucky with corporate housing you can be really close.
Intern events were really something.

ConsExperience depends heavily on your team - but most people I know had a great time.

Advice to Senior ManagementGreat ideas at the lower levels that don't always make their way up.

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

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Fun experience

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

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

ProsMicrosoft - at least in the Office division - is pretty friendly. It's possible to work harder and get noticed. It's not very stressful.

As an intern, Microsoft throws a lot of money at you. Our Intern Signature Event was a trip to Boeing where they got us Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Deadmau5, and Surface Pro's. There were plenty of intern events, and with the intern mailing list, interns could arrange their own events based on specific interests (e.g. showing & discussion of UX lectures). And I got plenty of opportunities to talk to slightly higher-up FTEs.

Microsoft is full of very smart people. By talking to random people at events or on my team, I could have easily insightful discussions (on non-work-related topics).

ConsThe goals of Microsoft don't match the causes that I think are important. We support people volunteering ("day of caring"), but our products don't really aim to improve the world.

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

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Excellent organization to pursue research career in Computer Science

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

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

Pros- Nice benefits
- Lots of smart people around to work with
- Decent salary for an intern

Cons- Lack of flexibility in terms of engineering
- Extremely rigid policies with respect to open source software, which is often an hindrance in research

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Intern (Current Employee)
Redmond, WA (US)

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

ProsInterns are very spoiled at Microsoft. We get lots of free stuff, and plenty of opportunities to have fun and enjoy Seattle.

ConsThe culture could be better in the office. The drink selection is much better at competing companies. A lot of legacy code.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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The working environment is good.

Intern (Former Employee)
Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

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

ProsI'm impressed by the working environment at Microsoft. Very great!

ConsSome projects are not well documented, or documented from a PM's perspective. Come on, I'm a developer!

Advice to Senior ManagementGreat! Keep on!

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

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