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Updated 17 August, 2014
Updated 17 August, 2014
7,888 Reviews

3.8
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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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  1.  

    Awesome internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Cambridge, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in Cambridge, MA (US)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep 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!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    very good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Cty by the Se, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in Cty by the Se, TX (US)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    They 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 ManagementAdvice

    more money, more fun

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Wonderful journey to learn much technique.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Current Employee - Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    Pros

    It 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great human and business internship experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Intern  in  Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Sales Intern in Paris (France)

    Pros

    Work 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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Improving yourself

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Istanbul (Turkey)
    Current Employee - Intern in Istanbul (Turkey)

    Pros

    Dynamic, Flexible times, Friendly coworkers, Compeller environment

    Cons

    Over ambition of coworkers can turn into greed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Intern  in  Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A good big company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern  in  Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the entry software more challenges to help them grow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Microsoft Research Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Intern  in  Redmond, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Redmond, WA (US)

    Pros

    Focus 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.

    Cons

    Even 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 ManagementAdvice

    Very flexible, free, you may work at home, and you can work in anywhere you want.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Great!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Current Employee - Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    I can't think of any.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A big company with little pay to intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Taipei (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Intern in Taipei (Taiwan)

    Pros

    A chance to learn and work in international IT business.

    Cons

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

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