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Updated 3 March 2015
Updated 3 March 2015
9,280 Reviews
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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 company

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

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Work satisfaction: Lot more important and cool work.
    Technically Strong People:

    Cons

    artificial stack ranking and forceful messaging based on it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on right people as mgrs.

    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 Development Engineer (SDE)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer (SDE)

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Work Life Balance, Appreciated for work, Open to new ideas

    Cons

    Huge Competition, Sometimes you may not be very well rewarded

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    One of the best places to work

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

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    Great work culture, Passionate Colleagues and helpful

    Cons

    Stupid Office Politics at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not the best to wor

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

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Technology based company, Life balance.package.

    Cons

    No innovation in this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please fire the people those who don't have any talent

  6.  

    It is a good company to work with having very good learning. Most of the projects are on latest microsoft technologies.

    • 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 full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Projects are on latest technologies. Good infrastructure

    Cons

    Lot on internal politics. One should have very good networking skills to flourish well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sack the PDRM role. They do a lot of favoritism and are biased.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technology Specialist in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Technology Specialist in Bangalore

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    Amazing technologies, loads of technical resource to learn, very flexible and great opportunities internally.

    Cons

    In India as always politics is heavy, if you can sustain then great company to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop politics and show interest in people who are making the company better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    SDET 2

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

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Company, great people, nice culture where asking questions is appreciated irrespective of the level and the positon.

    Cons

    Politics needs to be cleaned up especially in the middle management
    Innovation needs to be cultivated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Politics needs to be cleaned up especially in the middle management
    Management need to see how to compete with the comptetors rather than in -house comptetion

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Amazing company

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

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good work life balance, great perks

    Cons

    office politics, constantly changing products, lack of innovation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    They take very good care of you

    • 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 full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Smart people
    Fexibility
    Great work life balance

    Cons

    Depends on the team
    Might get stuck in outdated legacy code

  11.  

    Great company

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

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

    Pros

    you get a lot of experience and you get a nice price for what you have worked
    you get to know about the tech

    Cons

    very difficult to get employed and sometimes boss can be rude
    people are kind but of different cultures

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get to this company for knowledge and to make world a better place

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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