Microsoft Reviews

Updated 28 September 2014
Updated 28 September 2014
8,179 Reviews
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Pros
  • Really good work-life balance compared to other tech companies of the same caliber (in 786 reviews)

  • You will get the opportunity to work with smart people solving real world problems (in 944 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is not good in some places but it really depends on your role (in 511 reviews)

  • The previous stack rank review system encourage a behavior that was very much individualist (in 388 reviews)

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  1.  

    Caring

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

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

    Pros

    Joined at entry level. The company hand holds you and helps you all along

    Cons

    none that i could see

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue doing what u are doing

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    ONe of the best places to do an internship and a job

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    Former Employee - Software Developer Intern  in  Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Software Developer Intern in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    The work culture is great, The facilities are surplus. Plus the work timings are very flexible, Also the routine job is sparkled with outings , open discussions and other moral booster events

    Cons

    Quality is not compromised at any level and can lead to frustration at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Very good opportunity. If you are not very good in competitive programming than MSIT internship is best option for you

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

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern

    Pros

    working environment, Team work, leadership

    Cons

    for intern i could not find

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  5.  

    Great company to work at.

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

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

    Pros

    Microsoft India Development Centre has a great working environment, is employee friendly

    Cons

    There is no downside of working at MSIDC

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing. Its good.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    enjoyed my intern

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern  in  Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    Very Helpful and approachable seniors. Great work environment and work culture. Beautiful campus at Hyderabad with great cafeteria and all sorts of sports facilities in case you enjoy playing some. Regular team outings and lunches. Above all at Microsoft you work on products which have a huge impact.

    Cons

    Pays a little less than other competitive companies like Google, at least starting salary is less. Being a intern I don't know about career growth and increments.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. Microsoft encourages you to work hard, party harder and learn as much as you can.

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

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

    Pros

    Great learning resources- Microsoft has a great environment where you are encouraged to learn as much as you can about your field.
    Knowledgeable and passionate co-workers who always bail you out. You get to learn a lot from your peers.
    Garage- My personal favourite. You get to showcase your creativity and coding skills and earn prizes at the same time!
    Community-MS encourages people to give back to the community, both time and financial aid. I have seen people helping each other out.
    Work-life balance - Flexible working hours and work from home are an added bonus

    Cons

    1) You get addicted to the free food, leisure time and the above pros. Coming back to college and adapting was very difficult.
    2) You sometimes feel alienated when you realize that everyone can dance except you.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Developer Intern

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    Current Employee - Software Developer Intern  in  Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Software Developer Intern in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    - Great work Environment and flexible timings
    - Helpful and effective mentor system
    - Good compensation and benefits

    Cons

    - Work can be a little more challenging

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Simply Unforgettable and Awesome!

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    Current Employee - Summer Intern Software Development Engineer In Test  in  Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Summer Intern Software Development Engineer In Test in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    No particular dress code, flexible work timings, option to choose what you want to work on, enough opportunities to try every profile present here, free cold-drinks, coffee , employee satisfaction is the best!

    Cons

    No cons as such, just that Microsoft as a whole should have a common logo on all its products so that people can recognize it more. no people just recognize the individual products like windows, office, bing, xbox, but not all know that its all of Microsoft! One more con... The food is so good that I think I will get FAT .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management is awesome.. starting from the mentor to the manager to the manager of manager, everyone takes care of you very well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Program Manager Intern

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    Current Employee - PM Intern  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - PM Intern in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great Interview Process
    Friendly people
    open culture
    Innovation driven company

    Cons

    Big company
    So much choices from places to work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    MSR Silicon Valley is an amazing opportunity for Ph.D students

    Former Employee - Research Intern  in  Mountain View, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Mountain View, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    World-best researchers in an academic-like setting, minus teaching / administrative duties. Think of professors at a top-5 school, but instead of grad students the researchers collaborate with each other. During summer, there is higher than a 1:1 intern to researcher ratio. The researchers have research they were wanting to do, but didn't have the manpower to. This is your opportunity. After the internship, there is good follow-up, and for me this led to a published paper that became a part of my thesis.

    Cons

    An internship does not provide any extra advantage for future employment at MSR. The place is just too competitive. .NET is highly encouraged (if you like to choose your own languages).

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