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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)

90% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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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    Great company to work at.

    Intern (Former Employee) Hyderābād

    ProsMicrosoft India Development Centre has a great working environment, is employee friendly

    ConsThere is no downside of working at MSIDC

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing. Its good.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    enjoyed my intern

    Software Development Engineer Intern (Former Employee) Hyderābād

    ProsVery Helpful and approachable seniors. Great work environment and work culture. Beautiful campus at Hyderabad with great cafeteria and all sorts of sports facilities in case you enjoy playing some. Regular team outings and lunches. Above all at Microsoft you work on products which have a huge impact.

    ConsPays a little less than other competitive companies like Google, at least starting salary is less. Being a intern I don't know about career growth and increments.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. Microsoft encourages you to work hard, party harder and learn as much as you can.

    Intern (Former Employee) Hyderābād

    ProsGreat learning resources- Microsoft has a great environment where you are encouraged to learn as much as you can about your field.
    Knowledgeable and passionate co-workers who always bail you out. You get to learn a lot from your peers.
    Garage- My personal favourite. You get to showcase your creativity and coding skills and earn prizes at the same time!
    Community-MS encourages people to give back to the community, both time and financial aid. I have seen people helping each other out.
    Work-life balance - Flexible working hours and work from home are an added bonus

    Cons1) You get addicted to the free food, leisure time and the above pros. Coming back to college and adapting was very difficult.
    2) You sometimes feel alienated when you realize that everyone can dance except you.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Software Developer Intern (Current Employee) Hyderābād

    Pros- Great work Environment and flexible timings
    - Helpful and effective mentor system
    - Good compensation and benefits

    Cons- Work can be a little more challenging

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

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    Simply Unforgettable and Awesome!

    Summer Intern Software Development Engineer In Test (Current Employee) Hyderābād

    ProsNo particular dress code, flexible work timings, option to choose what you want to work on, enough opportunities to try every profile present here, free cold-drinks, coffee , employee satisfaction is the best!

    ConsNo cons as such, just that Microsoft as a whole should have a common logo on all its products so that people can recognize it more. no people just recognize the individual products like windows, office, bing, xbox, but not all know that its all of Microsoft! One more con... The food is so good that I think I will get FAT .

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe management is awesome.. starting from the mentor to the manager to the manager of manager, everyone takes care of you very well.

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

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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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