Microsoft intern Reviews

Updated 17 August 2014
Updated 17 August 2014
7,947 Reviews

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Pros
  • Really good work-life balance compared to other tech companies of the same caliber (in 688 reviews)

  • Tons of super smart people working for the right reasons - to make a difference (in 893 reviews)


Cons
  • And there are times when the workload may impede on your work-life balance (in 476 reviews)

  • The previous stack rank review system encourage a behavior that was very much individualist (in 369 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good summer internship

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

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern for 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
  2.  

    Good experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Intern in Hyderābād

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern for 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
  3.  

    Good Working Culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Intern in Hyderābād

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern for 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
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  5.  

    Excellent Internship experience!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Intern  in  Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Human Resources Intern in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    Culture is open, friendly. Complete ownership of project!

    Cons

    little lost in the beginning!

  6.  

    Good exposure, fun place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Intern  in  Bangalore
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Bangalore

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern for 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
  7.  

    Intern @ Microsoft

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

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern for 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
  8.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Intern in Hyderābād

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Lets u work in your own way

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer Intern  in  Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Software Developer Intern in Hyderābād

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

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

    Cons

    1)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 ManagementAdvice

    Try to ask the intern in which area they are interested in before assigning to a group.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place obviously

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

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    people are hard workers. lots to learn from the environment

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to do Internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Intern  in  Bellevue, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Research Intern in Bellevue, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    - While many people thought Microsoft environment is not very friendly for new employee, I found it very friendly and full of new opportunities to explore.
    - They took very good care of Interns by providing subsidizing housing and car rental, plus many exciting events.
    - I was working with the Bing section, and there are many unexplored areas in Bing which can be a great opportunity to make significant contributions.

    Cons

    - In comparison with companies such as Google, there are way less PhDs in the staff which sometimes make it harder to introduce radical research ideas.
    - The company went to a massive lay-off when I was there. Although that obviously don't affect interns, if you are considering Microsoft for a full-time position, there are risks that one of these lay-off waves hit you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Have better collaboration with researchers in MSR. Microsoft is lucky to have such brilliant scholars as part of MSR and if their creativity can be managed well, they can make huge contributions to the company.
    - Start more active programs of Fellowships for grad students, same as Google and Facebook, to enhance the picture of company and attract better talents.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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