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Updated Apr 08, 2014
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excellent company to work for

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

I worked at Microsoft as an intern for less than a year

Pros1. Challenging and exciting problems to work on
2. cutting edge technology platform to work with and learn
3. generous package in terms of salary and health benefit
4. bellevue or redmond is generally is good place to live in terms of community education level and nature and affordability

Cons1. too many people there, competition is intensive.
2. sometimes bureaucratic. need a lot of communication to push things forward
3. not much sunshine except for the summer in Seattle area

Advice to Senior Managementtime for a change into a more agile, nimble and innovative culture

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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This internship was challenging, informative, and rewarding.

High School Intern (Former Employee)
Redmond, WA (US)

I worked at Microsoft as an intern

ProsThey give you a coding mentor who will help you when you're stuck on a problem.
They provide lots of opportunities to network with your higher ups.
They give out an Intern gift every year, usually one of their latest products (like the Surface Pro).
They increment your hourly wage each time you come back as an intern.

ConsYou're expected to do a lot of self learning as your mentor will likely be very busy with his/her own projects.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Amazing Company

Intern (Current Employee)
Redmond, WA (US)

I have been working at Microsoft as an intern for less than a year

ProsTeam environment, friendly staff that's very caring.

ConsLearning curve was hard to adjust to.

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

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Amazing.

Marketing Intern (Current Employee)
Istanbul (Turkey)

I have been working at Microsoft part-time for more than a year

ProsGreat environment, chance to improve myself.

ConsAn intern's responsibilities could be more and of better quality.

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

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Really great company to work for in terms of work-life balance, benefits/perks, and general happiness!

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

I worked at Microsoft as an intern for less than a year

Pros- The company treats it's employees great! Free gym membership, free transit pass, subsidized housing for interns, lots of free swag
- Just three words: Intern Signature Event. Best night of my entire internship by far. We got to taste all the best foods of Seattle, saw Macklemore and Deadmau5 in concert, got tours of the Boeing factory in Duck Tour Boats, and received a surface pro 2 as an intern gift (before it was even released to the public!!)
- Lots of events and after-work programs for everyone! I attended "Stay and Draw" events, salsa lessons, etc.
- The campus is very nice and there's shuttle service to different buildings
- Ppl don't care which internet browser, phone, or search engine you use (my over-consciousness about the whole thing was really just in my head, more than anything)
- Upper management is very accessible and willing to talk to interns (I was able to ask the dev manager of my team for 1-on-1 lunch and she was very nice!)
- Lots of opportunities for career growth
- Lots of supports from mentors as an intern
- Lots of fun intern-only events :D

Cons- I was in Office, so the development cycles were really long (although much shorter than what it used to be)
- The recruiters can be EXTREMELY pushy. They won't take no for an answer, and they don't seem to understand why, as a student, you'd want to experience other companies/industries
- Sometimes it feels like Microsoft fosters mediocrity
- Felt like my intern project didn't have much impact

Advice to Senior ManagementGive more relevant intern projects that make an impact

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

I worked at Microsoft as an intern for less than a year

ProsFree snacks and drinks. Good working condition. Decent salary for a Chinese student.

ConsNo free lunch and dinner. Public transportation to MSRA is very bad.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep working

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Microsoft spoils interns!

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

I worked at Microsoft as an intern for less than a year

ProsInteresting projects nice people, Washigton is a very good place to live.

ConsIt's a huge living organism - communicatin between certain teams could be improved.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Best place to intern!

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

I worked at Microsoft as an intern for less than a year

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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Intern (Former Employee)
Beijing, Beijing (China)

I worked at Microsoft full-time for less than a year

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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Intern (Former Employee)
Redmond, WA (US)

I worked at Microsoft as an intern for less than a year

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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