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Updated Apr 17, 2014
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3.6 7,032 reviews

                             

84% Approve of the CEO

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella

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77% 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 609 reviews
  • "Some smart people in pockets but not many of them great at politics so marginalized"
    in 845 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work-Life balance can easily get out of whack if you don't actively manage expectations"
    in 443 reviews
  • "The previous stack rank review system encourage a behavior that was very much individualist"
    in 358 reviews
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Great Place , Great People , Great Culture.

Associate Consultant (Former Employee)
Bangalore

I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat Place , Great People , Great Culture.
Good Benefits .
Appreciated and noticed for taking initiatives.

ConsThere were hardly any cons with the place, people or culture at Microsoft. I would recommend that people apply to this company .

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

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best place to work - be part of teams of smart and motivated people

Senior User Experience Manager (Current Employee)
Hyderābād

I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

Prosbest talent, maximum reach of products, fast cycle time, numerous teams and products to options to lateral move

Consslow on web and mobile - but doing fantastic job at One microsoft where all is coming together well

Advice to Senior Managementact fast on devices and web

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

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Great place to learn and grow!

Software Development Engineer (Current Employee)
Hyderābād

I have been working at Microsoft full-time for less than a year

ProsBroad range of internal positions available. Easy to move between teams and take up new challenges.
Good employee benefits
Organization cares for the professional growth of employees

ConsWork life balance takes a hit
Performance policy has changed, there is uncertainty in the present. Hopefully this will change by the end of 2014

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease improve marketing of our great products and not indulge in smear campaigns.

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

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Process-oriented and politics

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

I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood brand, good salary. The work life balance is very good too. It's a great place to build one's career. I would highly recommend.

ConsToo much politics. The senior management has an evasive attitude and do not take responsibility.

Advice to Senior ManagementIdentify & Retain talent

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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One of the best places on earth to work for

Test Manager (Current Employee)
Hyderābād

I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

ProsYour Growth pretty much depends on how you drive it. Great people to work with. Lot of sincerity in the company.

Consinter group relations can be better. Short term contributions seems to be valued more

Advice to Senior ManagementLook for long term value. One Microsoft is way to go. Invest in once microsoft vision sincerely and value all aspects of work (dev/test/pm) equally.

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

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Awesome culture, awesome workplace, awesome people.

Software Development Engineering (Former Employee)
Hyderābād

I worked at Microsoft as an intern for less than a year

ProsFlexible work timings, good people, awesome campus. There is cab service which picks you up from your residence and takes you back.

ConsNone that I can think of.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Challenging - learning

Consultant (Current Employee)
Hyderābād

I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

ProsLots of self management , learning opportunities - Most managers are above average

ConsMatrixed structure , Politics , Work Life balance is non existent

Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease transparency

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

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Great place to advance

Metro Style App Developer (Current Employee)
Guntūr

I have been working at Microsoft part-time for less than a year

Prosbest life & best pals to work with

Consnone to say about cons of the company

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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The best place that I have worked so far. It's been over 8 years now with MSFT

Senior Program Manager (Current Employee)
Hyderābād

I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 8 years

ProsEmployee friendly policies, excellent work environment, quality of workforce, flexibility of moving roles and locations

ConsYou will need skill to manage your career and navigate through opportunities. Do not accept spoon feeding.

Advice to Senior ManagementBring change but have enough prep work done to ensure changes can land well to the foot soldiers

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

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Fantastic place to work at for developers.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Microsoft full-time

ProsExcellent breadth and depth of technology across the company. Great salary and benefits.

ConsSome teams are not motivated to do the best they can.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet back to being a technology company first, a business later. Innovate in technology, focus the company behind one mission and align groups with that mission.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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