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Updated 17 August 2014
Updated 17 August 2014
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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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    Intern @ Microsoft

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

    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
  2.  

    Good exposure, fun place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Intern  in  Bangalore
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Bangalore

    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
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    Software Developer Intern

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

    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

    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
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    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

    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
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    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

    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.

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    Approves of CEO
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    Great place obviously

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

    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
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    Microsoft Internship

    Current Employee - Software Development Intern  in  Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Development Intern in Redmond, WA (US)

    Pros

    Educational, access to a ton of good resources, pays well

    Cons

    Experience heavily depends on the team you get

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    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)

    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
  11.  

    Good company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager Intern  in  Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Program Manager Intern in Redmond, WA (US)

    Pros

    Scale of work, salary, smart people

    Cons

    Big company, old corporate culture still lingers (but is going away fairly quickly!)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work trimming the fat and focusing goals. Mobile-first, cloud-first baby!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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