Microsoft Reviews

Updated 28 September 2014
Updated 28 September 2014
8,195 Reviews
3.8
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Pros
  • Really good work-life balance compared to other tech companies of the same caliber (in 791 reviews)

  • You will get the opportunity to work with smart people solving real world problems (in 946 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is not good in some places but it really depends on your role (in 520 reviews)

  • The previous stack rank review system encourage a behavior that was very much individualist (in 390 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good Working Culture

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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

    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
  2.  

    Good exposure, fun place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  3.  

    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!

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  5.  

    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
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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

    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
  7.  

    Simply Unforgettable and Awesome!

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    • 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 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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Lets u work in your own way

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    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.  

    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

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