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Updated Jul 23, 2014
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3.6 7,556 reviews

88% Approve of the CEO

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella

(602 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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    Great place to work, But WLB needs to be worked on

    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) (Former Employee) Hyderābād

    Pros1. Good working Environment
    2. Good pay and other benefits
    3. Good place to learn new things

    Cons1. Work environment is dependent upon manager, I was lucky.
    2. Constant re- org. it was un settling.
    3. Bad work life balance.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work except MSIT, Hyderabad. Horrible managers, favoritism and no appreciation for employee efforts/time.

    Software Development Engineer (Former Employee) Hyderābād

    ProsMicrosoft is amazing when it comes to career growth and work life balance. Variety of domains to work on. Just great.

    ConsMSIT division in Hyderabad is terrible for geek people. Managers show favoritsm and hold personal grudges. Less value is given to employees of MSIT by employees from any other division. Some managers are 'tharkis' and hire many pretty girls with zero tech knowledge. Good looking females and beer buddies usually get better performance review than geeks (How sad!) No variety in technology except .NET. Few years in MSIT and you would be considered useless in any other tech company.

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

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    Great company, but held back by sycophancy

    Software Development Engineer (SDE) II (Former Employee) Bangalore

    ProsGreat work
    Excellent Perks
    Technically challenging job

    ConsOnly way you grow is by stepping on others
    Very bad communication from Senior management

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to see who are the actual doers rather than go by promoters

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent company to work with

    Operations Engineer (Current Employee) Hyderābād

    Prosbetter work life balance and value for your contributions

    Conschallenging and sometimes added pressure due to operational challenges

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep doing what they are doing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company but bad division

    Support Engineer (Current Employee) Bangalore

    ProsBest benefits available.
    People centric approach.

    ConsI was employed in a bad division.

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

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    Great Brand

    Manager (Former Employee) Bangalore

    ProsCompany benefits, medical, stocks, perks & hike

    ConsDepends on which Org you work. No job security, you are under the mercy of your immediate manager for your growth. Internal job postings are total eye wash, fixed before hand. please your managers for better rating is the mantra

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart looking at the org that delivers your customer support

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

     

    good job!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood salary, social recognition, global exposure

    Consunhomely environment, discrimination, salary comarative less..

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    Never ever join as a vendor for Microsoft GTSC

    Support Engineer (Former Employee) Bangalore

    ProsLearning is good and one would get lot of Exposure

    ConsYou would be treated like a third world citizen if you join Microsoft as a vendor. You will always have to be in your managers good book if you want to save your job, performance does not matter. They will not even give you the to settle down.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe management should rethink of there strategy that vendor are also human and they are also working as pro actively as FTE are so why there is a discrepancy.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good growth & good people

    Senior Development Lead (Current Employee) Bangalore

    ProsPeople - work with some great leaders & developers
    Nice work & growth opportunities
    Diversity of work - variety of projects in almost all domains you aspire

    ConsSlow moving - its a large body and decisions / changes are happening for the good, but slowly
    Innovation not at its helm yet

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

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    It was good while it lasted

    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) (Current Employee) Hyderābād

    ProsGood HR Policies
    Lots of Fringe benefits
    Good Joining Bonus

    ConsToo much redtape
    Too much fake projections
    Too much meetings

    Advice to Senior ManagementReduce the management hierarchy

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

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