Microsoft Reviews

Updated 1 October 2014
Updated 1 October 2014
8,179 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Really good work-life balance compared to other tech companies of the same caliber (in 786 reviews)

  • You will get the opportunity to work with smart people solving real world problems (in 944 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is not good in some places but it really depends on your role (in 511 reviews)

  • The previous stack rank review system encourage a behavior that was very much individualist (in 388 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Everything is good, work life balance.

    Cons

    Everything is good, work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good

  2.  

    SDET @ Microsoft

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II  in  Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    Will have opportunity to work with latest technology, and great minds,
    Learning curve will be good
    Good salary than most of the companies.
    Facilities
    Career development.

    Cons

    Some middle management may not be in align with your career aspirations, such cases it will be a problem for the employee.
    Work life balance in some teams is not good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have some insightful review of middle management who are not in align with company goals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great fun, good learning, beautiful minds!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer (SDE) II  in  Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer (SDE) II in Hyderābād

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work with the company that started PC recolonization, assured learning something anew every single day

    Cons

    Stagnancy in career path, getting comforatble

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Microsoft consulting Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Architect  in  Mumbai
    Current Employee - Software Architect in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    Lot of learning opportunities . Too much bureaucracy

    Cons

    Growth opportunities less as the company is stagnant

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Experience!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II  in  Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    Company Values, Culture, People, Technology, Passion

    Cons

    None in particular, Always felt great about this company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very good company to work with, lot of opportunities & top notched engineers , cutting edge technology

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer  in  Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    Work Culture & cutting edge technology

    Cons

    Work life balance & career growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Intern in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    Comfortable and supportive environment. You get to learn a lot from here. It's good place to learn.

    Cons

    Salary is less. Very light chance to get promoted. But if you work harder , cake is yours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work at

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Escalation Engineer  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Escalation Engineer in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Microsoft is a Value driven company focused on Technology. The baseline for every employee is to reflect on six values including - Honesty and Integrity, Self Critical, Open and Respectful... You can be sure that the people you are going to work with, will be wise. Then comes the next focus - Technology. Company is very particular about the quality of its deliverables. I loved to see that customer focus. It is not about what I think is cool, but what customer would asks for. Company is very employee focused. Leaves and benefits and work-life balance is at the focal. Microsoft is not the top payer in market but it does ensures that its employees do not have to think about money (unless one wants to be rich overnight).

    Cons

    A flood of managers came from companies like Convergys, Infosys and TCS who brought in Bossy culture and number driven environment. Masses are drifting away from the base line - Values.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to drive Value culture with a lot of force.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work culture in Microsoft Bangalore GTSC

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    The harder you work and show your outcomes and impacts, you will be rewarded. You get all the facilities like cab, breakfast, lunch dinner, snack card, XBOX, pool, billiards.

    Cons

    If you really want to grow here you would need to be co-operative with all managers. Should never be negative about anyone, the system, colleagues or managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Explain the goals for the team .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work with.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET)  in  Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    You will find really passionate people around you and you will get to learn a lot from them.

    Cons

    Recently a lot of changes have been happening and you might find it difficult to adjust with it.

    Recommends

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