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Updated Jul 28, 2014
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4.3 149 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella

(13 ratings)

93% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

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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    Software Development Intern

    Intern (Former Employee) Redmond, WA (US)

    ProsThe brought deadmau5 and Macklemore. Brand new computers and free soda and flexible hours. The perks of the large company are awesome like company events and gym membership.

    ConsDon't pick team/ or project for summer. Most of the products are really boring and as a result the work that they make you do is not interesting.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Best place to intern!

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

    Pros1. Microsoft has really changed a lot over the year. I loved being challenged every day and working on new things
    2. I got a free surface pro + got to see Macklemore and Steve Ballmer live
    3. Seattle is just awesome in summer. The place to be!

    ConsThe corporate housing is a bit expensive

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

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    Software Engieer

    Intern (Former Employee) Beijing, Beijing (China)

    ProsBig company, with a lot of oppurtunities

    ConsToo hard. Not easy to

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A lot of work, but well paid.

    Intern (Former Employee) Redmond, WA (US)

    ProsGreat pay smart dynamic team.

    ConsVery competitive environemnt not conducive to teamwork.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe less competitive, foster more teamwork.

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

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    Amazing intern experience

    Intern (Former Employee) Redmond, WA (US)

    ProsFamily-friendly; great benefits; nice facility

    ConsBalmer's stacked rank has GOT to go.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of stacked rank ASAP

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A great work environment but the work wasn't that fullfilling

    Product Manager Intern (Former Employee) Redmond, WA (US)

    ProsGood work-life balance; excellent salarie and benefits.

    ConsNot enough work for PMs; too much overhead; work is not that exciting

    Advice to Senior ManagementLess overhead

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Research Intern

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

    ProsThe research internship program is really well-organized. There're housing, car rental and relocation subsidies, as well as internship only events.

    ConsNo option for a return offer.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider giving research interns options to work full-time after graduate.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great overall experience

    Marketing Intern (Former Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsThe culture, the empowerment, the work environment, the learnings of the industry and being part of a very dynamic team, having the ability to orchestrate your own projects and making a tangible impact.

    ConsOne of the fallbacks was that some work in cross-functional settings led to increased dependability in teams that had a more laid back culture which led to unnecessary setbacks in project deadlines. Nevertheless, effective communication led to quality delivery and all was good at the end.

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

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    I was one of the lucky few interns to feel like I was working at a startup with the aim of learning and not making $$$

    Explore Intern (Rotation Program) (Former Employee) Seattle, WA (US)

    ProsGreat intern program, GREAT pay, supportive team structure, they spoil you like crazy, beautiful location (Seattle), LOTS of design flexibility with your project, you are treated like a real member of the team

    Conslow key projects in big company - fell like I don't have enough contribution. Good for first internship if you are bound to make lots of mistakes, experience depends A LOT on the individual team and manager - so not guaranteed

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet the interns have a little more of a say in which project they ca work on. If they are excited about it, you'll get better results

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    ProsThe people are great and there's lots of freedom to work on what interests you.

    Conspay could be better but the benefits make it worth it

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

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