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Updated Jul 21, 2014
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3.6 7,545 reviews

88% Approve of the CEO

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella

(597 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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    Lots of fun. Energetic. Informal.

    Software Development Engineer (SDE) (Former Employee) Hyderābād

    ProsWorked in India(Hyderabad) office. The campus like feel of the office is amazing. People are very friendly. Work life balance is very good.

    ConsSometimes lot of projects in maintenance mode comes into India, which make the work less challenging for senior engineers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHiring bar should be higher. Do small number of projects but high impact projects.

     

    Good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBest work culture and staff

    ConsPersonal life hampers and good

     

    Working in Microsoft is a nice experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPeople are nice and you will have plenty of opportunity to learn

    ConsChanging the field entirely inside the company is very difficult

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet the employees choose their area of interest if they have the required capability for it

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    Work experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsVery good work culture.
    Independant work given
    Ownership of areas right from joining, even as fresher

    ConsWork life balance in some teams not very good.
    Everyone is extremely sincere, so need to work hard to get good ratings.

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    Best Place to work

    Technical Account Manager (Current Employee) Delhi

    ProsAwesome company that truly gives you the work that you want but you better know what you want. Young hires get the best of the grooming and opportunities

    ConsThe firm has a huge size that means it is a really big ocean.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep rocking!

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

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    Amazing place for great work exposure and experience

    Support Engineer (Current Employee) Bangalore

    ProsGreat benefits , brand value or working in MS, great exposure, international travel

    ConsGraveyard shifts, work pressure , not relaxed

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease allow women employees to work in normal shifts

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

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    Lots of smart people

    Senior Program Manager (Current Employee) Hyderābād

    ProsGood personal growth as long as you are contributing

    ConsPerception based, must work a lot to deliver above average results

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good people to work with & great office spaces

    User Experience Designer (Current Employee) Hyderābād

    ProsAwesome facilities at office.
    Good for enthusiasts in any kind of activities like Sports, Photography, etc.
    Lot of cool people to work with.

    ConsLot of expectations to work even during weekends.
    PMs rule here, they have the final call in everything which makes you feel your skills aren't put to good use.
    No one to look up to as somebody that you want to be in future.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWorking over weekends and long working hours during weekdays is clearly not an expectation at a company like Microsoft. We are supposed to be making really efficient productivity software for the rest of the world. If we aren't able to stay efficient using our own tools, there's something wrong.

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

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    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    Greate Company (but I'm in bad division )

    Software Development Engineer (Current Employee) Hyderābād

    Pros1. Great work life balance except few teams/division
    2. Pay is relatively good
    3. campus is pretty awesome than other companies
    4. Play grounds for outdoor games.

    Cons1. Slow Growth Rate.
    2. Managers Monopoly in some team.
    3. There are some teams who ask you to work like a startup (and they don't have work like startups ).
    4. Learning opportunities are very less if you are not in good team

    Advice to Senior ManagementSince Microsoft is not a startup, so don't expect from everyone to work on weekends.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Excellent Work Environemnet

    Senior Marketing Manager (Current Employee) Bangalore

    ProsExcellent policies , very good work culture . Management is very good and ample opportunities for growth.
    People have sufficient time for lunch and provide excellent food.

    ConsWindows 8.0 is not a good product.
    Snacks in the evening not good.
    Cab number 22 driver is very rude.,

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo not create products like Windows 8.

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