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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)

80% 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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    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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    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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    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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    Microsoft Research Intern

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

    ProsFocus on research projects, renowned researchers, well-designed intern programs, many opportunities working with very famous researchers. Researchers can extract papers from your projects even if they are not much successful.

    ConsEven though you showed good performance, the company does not given any offer. You can only obtain publication, chances to expand your research connections, and some salary (which is slightly better than other companies).

    Advice to Senior ManagementVery flexible, free, you may work at home, and you can work in anywhere you want.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A big company with little pay to intern

    Intern (Former Employee) Taipei (Taiwan)

    ProsA chance to learn and work in international IT business.

    Consthe pay in Microsoft ,Taiwan is way lower than in the US

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    Great!

    Intern (Current Employee) Beijing, Beijing (China)

    ProsGreat mentor, smart and friendly colleagues.
    Time is flexible.

    ConsI can't think of any.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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