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Updated Jan 09, 2014
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

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Intern (Former Employee)
Hyderābād

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

ProsFree drinks all around, flexible timings and informal environment. Lots of events and parties. Tons of options for playing options - pool, foosball, tabletennis, and lot's more. Hyderabad campus is really beautiful. Good Stipend and first two weeks at a good guest house. Work environment not pressurizing. Teammates are really helpful.

ConsAlmost none for an intern. The stipend can be increased a bit though.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good job.

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)
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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OK SDE internship at Microsoft

Software Development Engineer Intern (Former Employee)
Redmond, WA (US)

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

ProsCompetitive compensation; ease of movement among teams in the company; management is fairly transparent with regards to feedback; if you seek a structured environment, this is probably a very good place for you

ConsFull-time employees seem obsessed with performance reviews; as an intern, I found myself explaining the basics of my project to full-time employees far more than I really should have, perhaps indicating a lack of knowledge and focus on my team; being a Microsoft employee is all about "drinking the kool-aid", that is, seeming dissatisfied with the way a team is operating is almost always met with negativity rather than constructive responses

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No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good benefits, boring works

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

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

ProsGood benefits-They provide pretty good benifits. Including gyms, transportation fees, relocation, flight...
Good salary-One of the most competitive salaries among tech companies
Good perks

ConsToo bureaucratic
Boring works
Can't contribute too much

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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not great but it was okay

Intern (Former Employee)
Bellevue, WA (US)

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

Prosmoney and cool work with large area of impact

Conslack of autonomy and not enough flexibility in terms of work

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

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fabulous company

Intern (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

I have been working at Microsoft part-time for more than 3 years

Prosfood,culture, challenges simply love em

Conspolitics is aggressive,you gotta be observant

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

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Well-designed internship program

Finance Manager Intern (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

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

ProsThey encourage people to move around the different parts of the company every 18-24 months. So one need not feel stuck no matter how un-motivating the current group or work is.

Efforts to promote meritocracy (but not always successful, as some politics naturally creeps in, in such a large company)

Great work/life balance.

Various events to keep employees up-to-date of the new technologies.

Great food of every kind in the canteens.

Parking never an issue.

ConsI was a finance manager intern, and before joining I did not realize that finance is implicitly viewed a support function. The influence of finance partners is not significant in the major decisions.

Groups work in their own silos, with little transfer of best practices among them.

Advice to Senior ManagementBreak down the silos.

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

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A great place for a college internship.

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

I worked at Microsoft

ProsVery friendly and talented folks; my manager was very resourceful and did not just give me a project that was swept under the rug.

ConsI feel like I could be making a larger contribution if I worked at a smaller company or SV area startup.

Advice to Senior ManagementWould be good to let incoming interns know ahead of time what they will be working on for the summer.

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Summer internship

Software Engineering Intern (Current Employee)
Redmond, WA (US)

I have been working at Microsoft

ProsPossibly the most structured internship on the planet. Summer camp for college students

Consummmm.. It really depends on who you are - I just felt kind of lost in the company. However, it really is a great company - they treat their employees really well

Advice to Senior Managementtry and relate more to the new hires

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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good experience, not enough support for growth

Intern (Former Employee)
Redmond, WA (US)

I worked at Microsoft

ProsYou have access to information about so many new products that are coming out
Career path is explicit
Compensation is very good

ConsMany of Microsoft's products don't win in the market
Being in the company is very competitive and work-life balance hard to achieve

Advice to Senior ManagementOffer the interns more space to learn before throwing them into the fire. The transition from college to new hire seems very rough.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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