I thoroughly enjoyed the placement experience. I had no idea what to expect other than that it was a technology role. I have been blown away by the amount of opportunities that have been provided to me since I began the internship. Microsoft really take care of their employees, particularly their early in career.
I really enjoyed my core role as I was able to develop key skills and learn new ones. It was challenging and exciting throughout and I got to work with people all over the organisation, which helped me understand the organisation better. It also gave me the opportunity to get involved in activities outside of my core role.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Microsoft. I've had the full support of my manager and peers and learnt about the wider Microsoft community such as it's Partner ecosystem. Coming from a non technical background into a tech company they've been great at providing resources to help skill up technical knowledge. I've learnt an incredible amount in my time here.
I feel very lucky to have experienced my Placement Year at Microsoft. What I appreciate the most is how much I have learnt and grown as a person. I have gained so many new skills and developed myself as a person. You have loads of opportunities to learn certifications for free and put them on your CV even if you wanted to leave for another Company. I couldn't have asked for a better year!
Great experience! I learnt so much about business areas i hadn't been exposed to previously and was able to grow my learning substantially. I was able to develop the ability to look after big projects which was a great taster of what my future career will hold. I thought the company culture made it a great place to learn and work.
My placement at Microsoft has been incredibly exciting, particularly because of the PR team I work in. Through my year here, I've worked across the entire business, including Xbox, Surface and our commercial business function. Every element of that work has been exciting and my team has supported me in investing time in areas I most enjoy/see a career in.
I've loved my job. I've been given tonnes of responsibility and I have a great relationship with the other interns and management. HR recommend splitting your time three-ways, your main role, stretch projects and 101 teams. This split allows you to get a broad experience across the business and loads of networking opportunities.
My placement year at Microsoft has been very enjoyable. There is an amazing culture at Microsoft, everyone is so welcoming with great focus on encouraging a diverse and inclusive environment. I'm really happy that I had the chance to have a placement year with Microsoft, the technology industry is very exciting!
I really enjoyed my placement. I enjoyed the different aspects of my role, which lead to a huge increase in personal development and allowing me to really identify area's I needed to vastly improve on, while still maintaining my strengths I believe that my personal growth from only a year in career has dramatically accelerated me and allowed me to mature so much.
During my time at Microsoft, I feel my skills and understanding of the world of work have developed considerably. At Microsoft, their is a real sense that Early in Career can make a massive contribution to the business, and a constant focus on growing as an individual for your future.
My placement was very enjoyable, as I got to work with a lot of customers, giving me insight and experience of working in a number of different environments. I loved being able to experience how other companies work and learning to adapt well to new environments.
I really liked the company culture and my team has been a great team to work with. I had the opportunity to get involved in various different initiatives both within and out of role. The role exposed you to a wide variety of projects but because of this, it was sometimes difficult to define my role.
Overall I loved the intern year, the variation of skillset and knowledge I have gained has been invaluable. The responsibility and opportunity to learn at Microsoft is infinite, as well as gaining a support system and network of stakeholders who will remain both colleagues and friends.
I found the entire internship experience rewarding, fun and challenging. It was such a great learning experience and to understand the way in which the business worked was truly helpful. At times however I felt perhaps I could offer a little more, and wanted to get involved everywhere and in all parts of the business.
I am in a marketing role at Microsoft and love the work and opportunities. You are able to pursue areas/pieces of work you are interested in and believe would help develop you. There is even a 20% stretch project to pursue any other passions you would like to develop further.