Microsoft Reviews

Updated 1 September 2014
Updated 1 September 2014
7,994 Reviews

3.8
7,994 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Really good work-life balance compared to other tech companies of the same caliber (in 688 reviews)

  • Tons of super smart people working for the right reasons - to make a difference (in 893 reviews)


Cons
  • And there are times when the workload may impede on your work-life balance (in 476 reviews)

  • The previous stack rank review system encourage a behavior that was very much individualist (in 369 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good company

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

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

    Pros

    Microsoft is good company to develop oneself to new height. I am working at Microsoft consulting and liking work culture and management.

    Cons

    all is best here. Company is big so, less exposure on core technologies than my earlier company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep employees satisfied.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Place to Work

    • 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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Culture, Talented Peers, Opportunities, Benefits

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, Risk Aversion, Territorial Management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage collaboration and failures

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Place to Work For

    • 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

    Pros

    Good conditions, very flexible, benefits are great, work quality is good.

    Cons

    Work Life benefits can be some times screwed up, but you can control it yourself most of the times by talking to your manager

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A life time experience

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

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

    Pros

    Compensation is very good for interns
    Great work culture
    A very good games room
    Very friendly and helpful people
    Everyone in the company is there to help you whenever you need some help.
    No need to call your senior Sir/Ma'am .You can call them by name
    Real projects are given and proper mentors are provided to help you at any time.
    A good Games Room.
    Free drinks,coffee and evening snacks

    Cons

    No cons.If I have to mention some I would say that thy dont provide you free food.
    Cab facility is not provided to interns

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Caring

    Current Employee - Intern  in  Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Intern in Hyderābād

    I have been working at Microsoft as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Joined at entry level. The company hand holds you and helps you all along

    Cons

    none that i could see

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue doing what u are doing

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to work but with painful work and HR processes

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

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

    Pros

    Microsoft takes care of its employees. Most of the peers are friendly, so are the managers.
    Most of their HR policies are employee friendly. Easy to take days off and no one stops you from taking a holiday.

    Cons

    One of the biggest problems with MS is the stack ranking. It forces employees to be in a "rank" and these ranks are relative to your peers. This causes lot of good people to be at the bottom of the stack.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of Stack ranking, Make the HR/Review processes friendly and take Manager feedback seriously.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Overall satisfied experience to work for microsoft

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

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A good learning experience ,
    Good Benefits
    Looks good on CV

    Cons

    dont expect too much - You will be working on very small part of a component .Benefits

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good

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

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance and company takes care of you and rewards you for what you have done. Generally mangers listen to your suggestions as your peers (not as subordinates).

    Cons

    It is a big company and career advancement is a little difficult. A big part is of course your contribution but at some point it also depends on your manager's connections and ability to stand up for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotions should become more transparent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Account Manager  in  Mumbai
    Current Employee - Technical Account Manager in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    major responsibilities given at a very early stage in career esp in sales

    Cons

    very senior folks to work with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up good work

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Decent

    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Work life balance is good. Good environment. Good freebies , pleasant place to work. Friendly peers and place to learn if you are enthusiastic.

    Cons

    Most part of the work might not be that much interesting in test. People will be friends in their own groups and most of them are here for ages, and it takes time to break into them and mingle.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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