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Updated 21 January 2017
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  1. "Instructive Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Former Intern - Intern in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Salary
    -Career Opportunities (Especially for MBA's)
    -Supportive & Collaborative Culture

    Cons

    Since there is a friendly open culture within the organization, it is hard to make fast decisions and implement.

    Advice to Management

    There are some employees who do not share "one Microsoft" vision. Management should take actions about them


  2. "Excellent"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Research Intern in Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Intern - Research Intern in Redmond, WA (US)

    I have been working at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work and grow

    Cons

    Internship time might not be sufficient to complete a project


  3. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Project Management Intern in Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Project Management Intern in Redmond, WA (US)

    I have been working at Microsoft (Less than a year)

    Pros

    MSFT Stack Experience
    Great Culture
    Help With Career Advancement

    Cons

    Not many cons as I was just interning....

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing for your interns and team building..


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  5. "Explorer Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Explorer Intern in Redmond, WA (US)
    Former Intern - Explorer Intern in Redmond, WA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great project, Great team, Great freedom. Great program for empowering students who are entering the tech industry for the first time. I had an amazing summer! Intern signature event is great!

    Cons

    It seems that the company itself is not as hyped-up as some of the bay area companies. No free food :(

    Advice to Management

    The intern program is great and I'm coming back for another fantastic summer in Seattle! Looking forward to it.


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    "Software Engineering Internship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Redmond, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Redmond, WA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Meaningful intern projects
    - Great diversity of teams: Microsoft has their hands on absolutely everything, so you get to talk to a lot of very smart and interesting people.
    - Probably has the best intern benefits out there.
    - Intern events are amazing.
    - I've had great mentors
    - It's a great time to join Microsoft in the midst of its reinvention

    Cons

    - The engineering mentality in some teams is not the best: software design is not given too much thought and lazy shortcuts, instead of an ideal solution, are often taken. This applies to teams that have a lot of legacy code.
    - The internship experience depends a lot on the mentor. Most mentors are great, if you're one of the unlucky few, your internship won't be as rewarding.

    Advice to Management

    More thought to intern-mentor matching.


  7. "Great Company, Tons of Competition"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Redmond, WA (US)
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Redmond, WA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Tons of exciting events for interns and full time. Relaxed environment.

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to get on the team you want if it's popular.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the fun intern events.


  8. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst Intern in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst Intern in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Good corporate culture, diversity and inclusion

    Cons

    Relatively slower growth in Ops and Finance


  9. "Boa oportunidade de aprendizado"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Intern - Intern in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Ambiente de trabalho agradável, oportunidade de aprendizado, possibilidade de contato com outros profissionais e projetos envolvendo diferentes áreas, programa de estágio estruturado com flexibilidade e que oferece bons benefícios.

    Cons

    Remuneração e benefícios para diferentes profissionais dependendo da forma de contratação. Remuneração na média do mercado e, portanto, não chega a ser um diferencial. Dificuldade de efetivação no programa de estágio.

    Advice to Management

    Trata-se de um ótimo ambiente de aprendizado. Políticas que reduzissem discrepâncias entre benefícios de funcionários seriam valiosas.


  10. "Explorer Internship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Explorer Intern in Redmond, WA (US)
    Former Intern - Explorer Intern in Redmond, WA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Get to work as both the PM and Software Engineering on a feature
    - Great mentorship (I had both a PM mentor and an Eng mentor and they were always checking in on my progress and willing to answer any questions I had)
    - Impact: you'll probably be working on a small incremental improvement to an existing product/feature, but an improvement that will be seen by potentially millions of users, depending on the team you're working with at Microsoft.
    - Great pay and benefits
    - Amazing work/life balance

    Cons

    Microsoft is a huge company. It seems like people get promoted slowly there just because the process takes time and there are already so many managers and midlevel employees there. Some of the engineering processes are still slow and outdated but that is changing really quickly. The company is definitely improving its reputation rapidly in the Tech industry and Satya, the 'new' CEO is doing a great job. For internships, specifically, you're one out of 2000. You still will get personal attention from your manager, mentor and recruiter but it is definitely not an unique experience.

    Advice to Management

    Continue what they've been doing to improve the company, with a focus on making engineering processes more agile. Increase attention and time spent on fixing bugs would probably go a long way too.


  11. "Great!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Program Manager Intern in Redmond, WA (US)
    Former Intern - Program Manager Intern in Redmond, WA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern

    Pros

    I had a great time learning from a very smart bunch of folks. Work was interesting, people were good. Great work life balance.

    Cons

    If you want to be giving your life, ie work crazy hours to a company, Microsoft isn't it. People around you won't be doing the same.

    Advice to Management

    You're doing a good job, keep it up. Maybe some of the decision making could happen at the bottom, instead of everything being top-down.



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