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Updated Jul 23, 2014
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4.3 148 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella

(12 ratings)

90% 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 675 reviews)

  • Tons of super smart people working for the right reasons - to make a difference(in 886 reviews)


Cons
  • And there are times when the workload may impede on your work-life balance(in 474 reviews)

  • The previous stack rank review system encourage a behavior that was very much individualist(in 367 reviews)

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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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    Intern (Former Employee) Hyderābād (India)

    ProsFree drinks all around, flexible timings and informal environment. Lots of events and parties. Tons of options for playing options - pool, foosball, tabletennis, and lot's more. Hyderabad campus is really beautiful. Good Stipend and first two weeks at a good guest house. Work environment not pressurizing. Teammates are really helpful.

    ConsAlmost none for an intern. The stipend can be increased a bit though.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good job.

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

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    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 company to work at.

    Intern (Former Employee) Hyderābād (India)

    ProsMicrosoft India Development Centre has a great working environment, is employee friendly

    ConsThere is no downside of working at MSIDC

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing. Its good.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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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    very cozy working environment

    Developer Intern (Former Employee) Copenhagen (Denmark)

    Prosvery relaxed working style and very nice colleages

    Consno chance to get in touch with the clients from different industries

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

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    It was awesome.

    Program Manager Intern (Current Employee) Redmond, WA (US)

    ProsLearned a lot.
    Worked with great people.

    ConsProject scope is sometimes too small.

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Microsoft Research Asia is a wonderful place to work.

    Intern (Former Employee) Beijing, Beijing (China)

    ProsThe people there are brilliant and willing to help others.

    ConsMaybe you should pay a lot of time to know all the employees there.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease write a letter of recommendation for me.

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