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Microsoft Reviews

Updated 19 December 2014
Updated 19 December 2014
8,776 Reviews
3.7
8,776 Reviews
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Really good work-life balance compared to other tech companies of the same caliber (in 859 reviews)

  • You will get the opportunity to work with smart people solving real world problems (in 991 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is not good in some places but it really depends on your role (in 552 reviews)

  • Performance review system basically encourage competition inside the team (in 400 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work, with handsome pay

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

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

    Pros

    1. Pay/Perks - good base pay along with tons of other benefits.
    2. Work culture - Apart from WLB, the culture is great.
    3. People - Someone rightly said, company is made with people.
    4. Internal job opportunities - you name the role you want to do and there should be something within company.

    Cons

    1. Sometimes the work we do becomes monotonous. We need to take care of same (discussing with manager about the RnR)
    2. Changing roles is still bit difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Make the role change easier.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Best place to work

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

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Great Work Culture
    Great Benefits
    Good Atmosphere
    good learning oppurtunities

    Cons

    Some kind of politics in the work environment

  3.  

    Very helpful

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    i got a very good training

    Cons

    There are no cons i could see

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  5.  

    Software job on C/C++, C#.Net and SQL

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

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good salary, good culture and excellent learning

    Cons

    Unstable job. More work and work life balance is very difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not good

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Technical Support Engineer

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

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits.
    Chance of On site work

    Cons

    Too much work pressure in the office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good going !!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Amazing company to work at.

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

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Helpful people and great work-life balance

    Cons

    Could not find any con.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Intern

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

    I have been working at Microsoft part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice one to work for

    Cons

    None found in my time there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nice

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A company which is still in business because of initial lead and good business men not technology

    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    If someone can fool management (which is easy) then that person can enjoy luxury, good pay and perks without any effort.
    Promotions depends on your relationship with your manager and his/her peers. Persons capability is given relatively less weight.
    Personal growth will be good if a person manages relationship and be yes boss always. The moment person gets into discussion mode growth stops. And mostly you will be forced to leave company.
    Personal growth in comparison to external skills will be Zero.

    Cons

    Office Vulture is pathetic specially for lateral hires.
    No one wants to learn from other.
    Every department is re-inventing wheel.
    No good/bad practice sharing.
    Decisions/processes made/change without looking at good/bad experiences of people working on ground.
    Copy cat mentality. Senior management always talks about changes as competitors are doing instead of innovation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open for suggestions instead of considering person your enemy.
    Create plan to ease on-boarding of lateral hires instead of telling them that Microsoft culture is difficult to adapt for initial 2 years.
    Create culture of innovation via projects instead of forced innovations through forced participation.
    Look how industry is using your products. People are using your products in much much better way then MS itself.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Overall Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Hyderābād

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Self driven career opportunities
    Opportunities to learn and grow technically
    Opportunities to work on a different technical fields.

    Cons

    Difficualt to get exposure.
    Compensation needs to be revisited
    variable structure is not cleared
    Stock level is not clear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to think in a realistic way rather idealistic path.

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

    Good Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    A great company culture wise and also values wise. A great leader in Satya, company's fundamentals are strong

    Cons

    We need a good direction going forward, sometimes I don't know how much value does my work hold. More recognition needed

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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