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Updated Jul 23, 2014
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3.6 7,561 reviews

88% Approve of the CEO

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella

(605 ratings)

77% 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 675 reviews)

  • Tons of super smart people working for the right reasons - to make a difference(in 886 reviews)


Cons
  • And there are times when the workload may impede on your work-life balance(in 474 reviews)

  • The previous stack rank review system encourage a behavior that was very much individualist(in 367 reviews)

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCompensation is good, Career opportunities are good

    ConsNothing as overall I am satisfied with the company

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing

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

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    Good Benifts/work env but poor people management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Hyderābād

    ProsWorld class working environment and benefits. Great opportunities to learning and improving skills.

    ConsPoor people management. Few of the people managers they demotivate people very much.

    Advice to Senior Managementno more experiments in People management side please. Choose the right people in these roles.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Microsoft India has pretty cool work culture, mostly good work and great people

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Hyderābād

    ProsBenefits, work culture, people. Work is mostly good but dependent on the team.

    ConsAppraisal process is solely dependent on Manager, so your success totally depend on how good or bad he/she is perceived among his/her peer group! Overall the stack rank process is lot distracting from doing lot of innovative and high risk projects. Also job growth is little slower in few roles.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the bell-curves, reward meritocracy little more.

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

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    Not so good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork hours are flexible
    You can work form home
    Policies sucks they are outdated
    People suck..they try to sell internally so much that they never go customer as such

    ConsInternal selling
    Tenured employees has monopoly no respect for new joinees
    No respect for work done by women
    So many processes
    no respect for talent they hire smart people make them work at so low level

    Advice to Senior ManagementSell to customers not to each other

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very good place to work

    Support Escalation Engineer (Former Employee) Bangalore

    ProsExcellent resources to learn, good team

    ConsNo work life balance and no growth opportunitie

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange the strategy to bring in more quality work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A GREAT to company to work with.

    Technical Advisor (Current Employee) Bangalore

    ProsExcellent learning opportunities. It is truly infinite.
    Have a good compensation and reward mechanism.
    Get a chance to work with some true 'legends' whom blogs/articles you have read while growing up.

    ConsWork life Balance.. Needs a lot of scope for improvement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIndian managers are more emotional and number driven.. Need to work on it.

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

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    Good campus, facilities. Work quality also good, but work environment/culture could be better.

    Software Development Engineer (SDE) II (Current Employee) Hyderābād

    ProsBenefits, campus facilities, brand name.

    Company has lot of good employee benefits e.g. free yearly health check-up, in-house Gym, paying grounds/courts, buses, night cabs.

    ConsWork environment/culture.

    The quality of work by itself is good, but I think upper management should try to improve the culture/environment. Many times, good people/suggestions are sidelined/ridiculed just because of internal politics.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Manager

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgreat pay package & culture

    ConsSlow growth rate

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    Nice company to work for

    Developer Support Engineer (Former Employee) Bangalore

    ProsLearning is good
    You would get lot of Exposure
    You can do all the MS Certifications for free
    Brand Name & facilities are good

    ConsWork Pressure and might have to work in shifts

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Experience

    Software Development Engineer (Former Employee) Bangalore

    ProsGreat and Challenging Work with Excellent perks
    Microsoft is amazing when it comes to career growth and work life balance. Variety of domains to work on.Commendable Quality of work and Good working Environment
    An overall Great Experience , a lot to learn.

    ConsManagers not good,
    managers monopoly
    communication lags from Senior management
    challenging and sometimes added pressure due to operational challenges

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

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