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Updated 23 January 2015
Updated 23 January 2015
9,002 Reviews
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Pros
  • Really good work-life balance compared to other tech companies of the same caliber (in 859 reviews)

  • You will get the opportunity to work with smart people solving real world problems (in 991 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is not good in some places but it really depends on your role (in 552 reviews)

  • Performance review system basically encourage competition inside the team (in 400 reviews)

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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

    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
  3.  

    Great place obviously

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    Great internship

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

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team, great working environment, very interesting project. Really felt like I got a taste of what it meant to work at Microsoft. 10/10 would return.

    Cons

    To be honest- not really any big cons. The only thing is that I wish they had free food, although that is stretching it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Lagos (Nigeria)
    Current Employee - Intern in Lagos (Nigeria)

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Amazing people, outstanding culture. Everyone is keen on learning.

    Cons

    Only opportunities are in sales and marketing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in Redmond, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in Redmond, WA (US)

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Smart people all over the place. Highly used products.

    Cons

    The experience is hit or miss depending on what team you are placed on and what they have you work on. 12 weeks is not a lot of time to do anything too important. But it is enough time to determine if your team is a good match for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    MS has a lot of respect for their interns and new hires. It's a great company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    It is a great company for research. I learned a lot from this internship. There are many great researcher there.

    Cons

    It is not related to any product. Only working on the research problems. It is hard to improve the coding skills.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Fantastic research environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    The people at Microsoft Research are fantastic, world-class researchers. My experience in the Cambridge research lab completely changed my graduate studies. I learned about a new field. I learned how to do engineering for that field. I made what I hope are lifelong friendships and collaborations. It was truly a fantastic experience.

    Cons

    The intern seating is ridiculously lacking. I cannot believe there are not more intern desks. Interns should be seated near peers who are working on similar problems and should be seated near their mentors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the research pure. Microsoft is one of the only companies remaining that is still invested in pure science that does not have to be applied to a product immediately. Don't let this die.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It was a really great experience interning with MS Research Redmond.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Redmond, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Redmond, WA (US)

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and research environment with a lot of freedom. Above average benefits.

    Cons

    I did not find any during the internship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I liked everything about MSR so please keep it the same.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    SDE Intern of MS

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Totally free. You can do the design, implementation all by yourself. A cool playground.

    Cons

    The work is not so challenging.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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