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Updated Apr 22, 2014
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3.6 7,056 reviews

                             

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella

(293 ratings)

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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Very good experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Hyderābād

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

ProsGreat salary, wonderful perks, pampered life

ConsToo much process, not very fast paced

Advice to Senior ManagementInnovate!

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

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Great Dynamic place to work. No paucity of resources.

Technical Project Manager (Former Employee)
Bangalore

I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 8 years

ProsEmpowerment. Enablement. Great teams full of bright people. Managers are efficient and proactive. Good salary and benefits. great exposure to projects.

ConsArrogant central staff. Bureaucratic & Autocratic function. Company within a company mentality in Delhi. Managers do very little to resolve the Delhi roadblocks.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake a page from the experiences of Microsoft Redmond - especially with the way money payments and requisitions for projects are handled in a smooth transparent manner.

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

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Technical Account Manager (Current Employee)
Bangalore

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

Prosgreat place to work with

Consno work life balance will recommend

Advice to Senior Managementbad management

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company to work for...

Program Manager II (Former Employee)
Hyderābād

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

ProsMultiple Opportunities with challenging work
Chance to implement your ideas and drive innovation
Bright teams and individuals around and a very healthy team environment
Clear growth plan if you get into to a real good team with a good manager

ConsPeople strive for and focus on getting visibility than delivering a quality product
Bad employee performance feedback collection system
Managers will be major bottlenecks for individuals growth (for most of the teams)
Lack of transparency at Senior Management and Leadership level

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should be more employee focused and should be a transparent at all level when dealing with employee issues.

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

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great place

Business Program Manager (Current Employee)
Hyderābād

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

Prospeople focus- ability to identify failure modes and start from scratch

Consnumbers employeed- too much buffer

Advice to Senior Managementright sizing of people and creating the a skilled labour force to take on from the current leaders.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Must Job

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Microsoft as an intern for more than a year

ProsAwesome Environment
Super Talented People and the best in house decoration.

ConsNothing.
Since everything is just great about this company. You will never regret anything.

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

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I am working in Microsoft from last 6+ years

Program Manager II (Current Employee)
Hyderābād

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

ProsGood work life balance, nice people and campus

ConsSo much of politics in management

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease follow the values all the time.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Awesome place to work

Software Development Engineer (Former Employee)
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I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than a year

ProsManagers are really supportive and they welcome your ideas. a very collaborative and inspiring environment. A great place for a fresher.

ConsI didnnot see any cons.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work

Premier Field Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore

I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

ProsVery good culture. Cohesive environment

ConsLarge Organization. If you are new you can get lost. Give yourself atleast 6 months to settle in

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Software Development Engineer (Former Employee)
Hyderābād

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

Prosyou get opportunity to work with very intelligent people
good working environment

Conswork life balance is poor
your future completely depends on your rapport with your manager

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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