Microsoft Intern Reviews

Updated 30 October 2014
Updated 30 October 2014
8,472 Reviews
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Pros
  • Really good work-life balance compared to other tech companies of the same caliber (in 833 reviews)

  • You will get the opportunity to work with smart people solving real world problems (in 975 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is not good in some places but it really depends on your role (in 543 reviews)

  • Review system that pushes people to look out for themselves instead of being team focused (in 398 reviews)

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  1.  

    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 (less than an 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
  2. 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 (less than an 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
  3.  

    Good Working Culture

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

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (less than an 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 (less than an 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 (less than an 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 (less than an 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. 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 (less than an 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
  9.  

    Simply Unforgettable and Awesome!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (less than an 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.  

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

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    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
  11.  

    Lets u work in your own way

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

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