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Updated Apr 08, 2014
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

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Microsoft Research Asia is a wonderful place to work.

Intern (Former Employee)
Beijing, Beijing (China)

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

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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Mediocre

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

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

ProsFree snacks and beverages. The working condition was nice.

ConsThe job was boring. As an intern I didn't learn much from my mentor.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Learned a lot, great people, great perks

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

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

ProsGreat people to work with - really interested in helping you grow.
Fantastic perks, pretty good salary, and if you get lucky with corporate housing you can be really close.
Intern events were really something.

ConsExperience depends heavily on your team - but most people I know had a great time.

Advice to Senior ManagementGreat ideas at the lower levels that don't always make their way up.

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

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Fun experience

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

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

ProsMicrosoft - at least in the Office division - is pretty friendly. It's possible to work harder and get noticed. It's not very stressful.

As an intern, Microsoft throws a lot of money at you. Our Intern Signature Event was a trip to Boeing where they got us Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Deadmau5, and Surface Pro's. There were plenty of intern events, and with the intern mailing list, interns could arrange their own events based on specific interests (e.g. showing & discussion of UX lectures). And I got plenty of opportunities to talk to slightly higher-up FTEs.

Microsoft is full of very smart people. By talking to random people at events or on my team, I could have easily insightful discussions (on non-work-related topics).

ConsThe goals of Microsoft don't match the causes that I think are important. We support people volunteering ("day of caring"), but our products don't really aim to improve the world.

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

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Excellent organization to pursue research career in Computer Science

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

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

Pros- Nice benefits
- Lots of smart people around to work with
- Decent salary for an intern

Cons- Lack of flexibility in terms of engineering
- Extremely rigid policies with respect to open source software, which is often an hindrance in research

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Intern (Current Employee)
Redmond, WA (US)

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

ProsInterns are very spoiled at Microsoft. We get lots of free stuff, and plenty of opportunities to have fun and enjoy Seattle.

ConsThe culture could be better in the office. The drink selection is much better at competing companies. A lot of legacy code.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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OK SDE internship at Microsoft

Software Development Engineer Intern (Former Employee)
Redmond, WA (US)

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

ProsCompetitive compensation; ease of movement among teams in the company; management is fairly transparent with regards to feedback; if you seek a structured environment, this is probably a very good place for you

ConsFull-time employees seem obsessed with performance reviews; as an intern, I found myself explaining the basics of my project to full-time employees far more than I really should have, perhaps indicating a lack of knowledge and focus on my team; being a Microsoft employee is all about "drinking the kool-aid", that is, seeming dissatisfied with the way a team is operating is almost always met with negativity rather than constructive responses

Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good benefits, boring works

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

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

ProsGood benefits-They provide pretty good benifits. Including gyms, transportation fees, relocation, flight...
Good salary-One of the most competitive salaries among tech companies
Good perks

ConsToo bureaucratic
Boring works
Can't contribute too much

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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The working environment is good.

Intern (Former Employee)
Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

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

ProsI'm impressed by the working environment at Microsoft. Very great!

ConsSome projects are not well documented, or documented from a PM's perspective. Come on, I'm a developer!

Advice to Senior ManagementGreat! Keep on!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great 6-month Internship

Software Development Engineer Intern (Former Employee)
Paris (France)

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

ProsGreat atmosphere
Great learning environment
Great flexibility in terms of working hours
Great perks
Having Microsoft on his resume is truly a great advantage

ConsMicrosoft has tools and software to do pretty much everything. In the end, It can be annoying to use Microsoft products constantly (very little use of open source tools).

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

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