Technical Intern at Microsoft

Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Reading South East
Review Date
Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Information Technology

Connect with this company

7.9/10

The Role

8.0

Organisation

7.8

Socialising

8.0

The Role

Role Description

Perform trouble-shooting analysis; provide resolution of application issues, and escalation if required. Perform on-call duties on a rotation basis in support of applications running on UNIX systems, server based applications, and basic system/data infrastructure. Monitor performance of systems and applications to ensure system availability and perform standard preventative maintenance. Understands the Technical Support area as it relates to assigned projects/tasks.

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

The role was very flexible and I really felt like I made a difference to the company.

8/10

2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

Everyone has been friendly and welcoming, with my thoughts/opinions being heard and considered

8/10

3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

Good support system in place of mentor/buddy/manager. All available for support/guidance whenever necessary

8/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I often had to juggle a range of tasks given to me by different colleagues including the intern presentation

8/10

5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

I was given the opportunity to grow more confident in my decision making abilities, but, at the the time there my colleagues were more than happy to help me if I felt like I was out of my depth.

8/10

6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

During my internship all the skills that I have gained during previous work experience rolls along with a great many more have been advanced far further than I could have foreseen.

8/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

There was a good relationship between members of staff.

8/10

8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

It was like walking in to full time employment, it was almost impossible to tell that i was different from other employees.

8/10

9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

I have sat numerous exams to gain qualifications all paid for by the company and spent countless hours with colleagues across the business learning and developing personal and technical skills

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Sports and Social Club
  • Company Parties/Events
7/10

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

I would be more than happy to work for Microsoft in the future, its a good job in a field i'm interested in and they have been a good employer.

8/10

Social

12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

I went out for drinks with my team twice and one event was organised by HR. The majority of the events were organised by the interns themselves which was often daily

8/10

13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

Fairly reasonable if you know how to budget your salary.

8/10

14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

There are a range of clubs and bars

8/10

15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

We were invited to watch the softball and netball teams plan and there was a great opportunity to get involved

8/10