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Updated Apr 08, 2014
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Great place to pass an internship

Services Intern (Current Employee)
Santa Fe, NM (US)

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

Pros+ Lots of opportunities to participate in big projects
+ Get to work with people around the globe
+ Great pay
+ Unique opportunity to see the hundreds of careers that are out there !

Cons- There is not a well structured plan for interns
- You need to look for other projects to learn more, as an intern you're underestimated and your tasks will be somewhat limited or "easy"
- Several managers intervene with your activities and responsibilities which is confusing

Advice to Senior ManagementDefine a plan for interns and do not underestimate them !

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

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Positive

Marketing Intern (Current Employee)
Mississauga, ON (Canada)

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

ProsGreat company to have on your resume. Very supportive co-workers, lots of opportunity for growth, and always something exciting to work on.

ConsAt times I feel out of the loop on a lot of things, which makes it difficult to do my job. A few internal services don't always work, and some subscriptions literally took a year for me to receive (employee MSDN).

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep on keeping on. The company is heading in the right direction, the values are solid, just need to keep working at it and improve the little things.

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

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Great place for research

Research Intern (Former Employee)
Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

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

ProsThe company culture was fun, coffee was great and you could talk and collaborate with numerous world-class researchers in machine learning, algorithms, networks, and so on. My boss was extremely knowledgeable and always open to new ideas. The pay was more than enough for me.

ConsCambridge is a rather small city and housing is expensive. Also, the jobs in research can potentially have less security as they are the first ones to go if the company is in trouble.

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

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Intern (Current Employee)
São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

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

ProsBest place to work, great job opportunities and great environment to develop skills and networking. Working at Microsoft is great because of its values and principles but mainly because its employees

ConsBest place to work, great job opportunities and great environment to develop skills and networking. Working at Microsoft is great because of its values and principles but mainly because its employees

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

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Working at Microsoft was a whole new experience and great people.

Intern (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

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

ProsWork with great coworkers and dedicated. Good environment for employees

ConsLittle politics and typical large company problems.

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

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Great experience

Marketing Intern (Former Employee)
Madrid (Spain)

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

ProsAmazing experience to start your professional career.

ConsNo cons really. Perfect internship experience.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Very good experience in MSRA

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

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

ProsMentor can give very helpful advice
Good salary
Unlimited fruits/drinks

Consi do not like the restaurants

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Awesome company

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

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

ProsMicrosoft is located in Redmond, WA where you can have really nice weather during the summer. There are tons of nice and stimulating people in Microsoft, and tons of projects that are stimulating, challenging, and fun. I liked the food at the food court; there are diversity from pasta and burgers to pad thai and pho. You will absolutely love your experience at Microsoft. Plus, free sodas all the time.

ConsThere are not so many cons about working at Microsoft as an intern. But it is well known that their management somehow does not always work well; teams could be in a not-so-good relationship with other teams and all.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Amazing Company

Intern (Current Employee)
Redmond, WA (US)

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

ProsTeam environment, friendly staff that's very caring.

ConsLearning curve was hard to adjust to.

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

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excellent company to work for

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

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

Pros1. Challenging and exciting problems to work on
2. cutting edge technology platform to work with and learn
3. generous package in terms of salary and health benefit
4. bellevue or redmond is generally is good place to live in terms of community education level and nature and affordability

Cons1. too many people there, competition is intensive.
2. sometimes bureaucratic. need a lot of communication to push things forward
3. not much sunshine except for the summer in Seattle area

Advice to Senior Managementtime for a change into a more agile, nimble and innovative culture

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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