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Microsoft Reviews

Updated 26 November 2014
Updated 26 November 2014
8,648 Reviews
3.7
8,648 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Really good work-life balance compared to other tech companies of the same caliber (in 833 reviews)

  • You will get the opportunity to work with smart people solving real world problems (in 975 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is not good in some places but it really depends on your role (in 543 reviews)

  • Review system that pushes people to look out for themselves instead of being team focused (in 398 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Get to work with a lot of very smart people. Allows/encourages employees to look for lateral shifts to new roles within company. Good benefits, Very good productivity benefits like VPN access, work from anywhere. Good use to technology to improve every day work.

    Cons

    Constant change in the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    One of the best places to learn technology.

    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Brand value.
    Pretty decent packages. Allowances and benefits are huge.
    Very good place to learn.

    Cons

    Too much of work pressure.
    Will be loaded with work.
    No onsite opportunities as such.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to hire more people to have a good backfill.
    Need to get better and competent managers.
    Need to motivate and treat engineers in a better manner.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Annual review

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

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

    Pros

    personal growth and opportunities are very high

    Cons

    there are no cons as such

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Nice company

    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Good to work. Diverse work force. Can meet and work with best minds in industry. You learn a lot everyday. Good worklife balance if you manage pressure and work.

    Cons

    Need to be more transparent. Some HR policies are just for name sake. Need more transparency there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Slightly rocky recently

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

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

    Pros

    Overall amazing, even in IT, you get to talk to those who wrote the tools you use on a daily basis. Its amazing to get a doubt answered by the guy who wrote the feature

    Cons

    No cabins for ICs in India, other countries everyone has a cabin, or noone does

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good

    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    GREAT Company Experince Depends on Group and Manager

    Good Work Life Balance

    Cons

    People may feel stagnated. Experince depends on manager

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very Less Workload. Lots of free time

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

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

    Pros

    Workload is very less compared to rest of the industry.
    Special care is taken for each individual's health and well being by the company.

    Cons

    Pay is little low compared to other companies.
    Learning Microsoft's technologies doesn't help much elsewhere.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Company

    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good culture
    good environment
    good growth
    Paymaster
    Everything is good

    Cons

    Nothing is bad here.Just have to work good to get the works done !!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work !

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    SDET at Microsoft

    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Its a great experience to work at Microsoft. You work with the smartest people, on extremely high impact projects.

    Cons

    No cons really! Just have to be aware that you have to give in your best to stand out amongst the smartest people! :)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Microsoft

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to work at.

    Cons

    Flexibility while choosing next roles could have been a little better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great Leadership

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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