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Updated 5 March 2015
Updated 5 March 2015
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Pros
  • Really good work-life balance compared to other tech companies of the same caliber (in 859 reviews)

  • You will get the opportunity to work with smart people solving real world problems (in 991 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is not good in some places but it really depends on your role (in 552 reviews)

  • Performance review system basically encourage competition inside the team (in 400 reviews)

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  1.  

    Worked as SDET intern

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    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Intern in Hyderābād
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Intern in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    You'll find the best people working around yourself, which is the biggest motivation. Though it depends on team, in general people are given authority to take decisions. Recreational area is good, which includes TT, foosball, chess tables, and x-box with kinect. People are co-operative, help you learn.

    Cons

    Though they have many projects going on, the pace of work is average. This is not to say that you won't get a lot of work, its that you won't see your deliverables go live for a long time. There are good things to learn, but not many new things to learn. You can get similar opportunities at other places too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing the good work. Try to pull some more important stuff to India office.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Intern

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    Current Employee - Intern in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Intern in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Nice one to work for

    Cons

    None found in my time there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nice

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Intern

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    Current Intern - Intern in Hyderābād
    Current Intern - Intern in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    Amazing food, accommodation, culture, people !! The people here are amazing. You find a lot of young minds. They provide a lot of outings for the MACs and they even take you to the US!

    Cons

    Work may be a monotonous. The pay is not really great. They could provide more pay. Also, the projects vary from one place to another. So you need to be a little lucky to get good projects!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing really. They are doing great. Maybe increase the salary for the people in IT

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    good

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    Former Intern - Intern in Hyderābād
    Former Intern - Intern in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    Comfortable and supportive environment. You get to learn a lot from here. It's good place to learn.

    Cons

    Salary is less. Very light chance to get promoted. But if you work harder , cake is yours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good summer internship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Gurgaon, Haryana

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

    Pros

    I got exposure to the real world software business as a summer intern. Ideal place to understand the career ladder for a software engineer. Good place to learn and see from the best-in-class people.

    Cons

    Did not get the feel of a company which i thought it would be when it started with creative spirits and the entrepreneurial hunch. Young talents should be provided with better mentorship and guidance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There can be better ways to break the silos between the different product teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good experience

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    Former Intern - Intern in Hyderābād
    Former Intern - Intern in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    Food, cab facility, good work atmosphere, flexible work hours, good pay, facilities

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Working Culture

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    Former Intern - Intern in Hyderābād
    Former Intern - Intern in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    good working culture, work life balance, competitive salaries

    Cons

    challenges in the job depends upon the team you are in

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent Internship experience!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Human Resources Intern in Hyderābād
    Former Intern - Human Resources Intern in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    Culture is open, friendly. Complete ownership of project!

    Cons

    little lost in the beginning!

  10.  

    Good exposure, fun place to work

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    Former Intern - Research Intern in Bangalore
    Former Intern - Research Intern in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Open ended about ideas, there is no strict hierarchy of employers - free to talk to anyone we want and seek their advice. Good work environment and not a lot of pressure

    Cons

    Some projects may be a little unstructured in the beginning, but a little dedication will get the most out of them. Salary might be less for some (in India)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Intern @ Microsoft

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    Former Intern - Intern in Bangalore
    Former Intern - Intern in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Great team, Great work culture, a very good learning experience

    Cons

    No Cons. Great overall experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice - Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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