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Microsoft intern Reviews

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)

92% 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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    Marketing Intern (Current Employee) Mississauga, ON

    ProsGreat company to have on your resume. Very supportive co-workers, lots of opportunity for growth, and always something exciting to work on.

    ConsAt times I feel out of the loop on a lot of things, which makes it difficult to do my job. A few internal services don't always work, and some subscriptions literally took a year for me to receive (employee MSDN).

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep on keeping on. The company is heading in the right direction, the values are solid, just need to keep working at it and improve the little things.

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

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    Great overall experience

    Marketing Intern (Former Employee) Toronto, ON

    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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    Great place for interns!

    Program Manager Intern (Former Employee)

    ProsPeople are very bright and helpful, it has a very good team environment. The pay is good, not much to complain about.

    ConsCant really think of any complaints about MS, I guess it's next to impossible to get to the top considering how many people work there.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up hte good owrk

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Awesome internship

    Intern (Current Employee) Cambridge, MA (US)

    Prosfree drinks, startup enviroment (microsoft foundry), all interns, own the product from start to finish

    Consvery few, hard to leave work (cause fun), no overtime - salaried, food on site wasnt great?

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing! Microsoft is an awesome place, and a company i'd love to keep working at for many years to come. Can't wait to see where the company is headed!

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

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    very good

    Intern (Current Employee) Cty by the Se, TX (US)

    ProsIt is a world biggest IT company, everyone like working there. You can make a lot of friends there,and enjoy the working environment there!

    ConsThey have all the smartest people there, you have to compete with them and that will be the hardest thing I think if you want to work there.

    Advice to Senior Managementmore money, more fun

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Wonderful journey to learn much technique.

    Intern (Current Employee) Beijing, Beijing (China)

    ProsIt is one of the biggest software company in the world. Many famous expert in MSRA that teach me how to develop a software in research thought.

    ConsProjects are not in mature designed here because they are research projects that cannot predict the reaction of users.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great human and business internship experience

    Sales Intern (Former Employee) Paris (France)

    ProsWork flexibility is great (home office when needed or more productive). Performance orientation with rewards associated to achievements. Smart people. Quality of workplace and comfort. Access to knowledge is made easy by the collaborative culture present in the company

    ConsThe pressure might be considered overwhelming by some during closing periods. Results before everything mindset might not suit everyone

    Advice to Senior ManagementLess focus on short term objectives by the quarter and more on yearly or even 2 to 3 years objectives

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

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    Improving yourself

    Intern (Current Employee) Istanbul (Turkey)

    ProsDynamic, Flexible times, Friendly coworkers, Compeller environment

    ConsOver ambition of coworkers can turn into greed.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent experience

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

    ProsWorked at Microsoft Research in China. The company knows how to provide a great work environment. Excellent help from co-workers too.

    ConsPerhaps better coordination between team members. I really can't think of anything else.

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

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    A good big company

    Software Development Engineer Intern (Current Employee) Beijing, Beijing (China)

    Prosall things are well scheduled and regular meetings are hold. All things are doing step by step and finally successfully finish.

    ConsThere is no individual heroism, what works is the system, not a specific employee.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive the entry software more challenges to help them grow.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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