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Updated 17 August 2014
Updated 17 August 2014
7,870 Reviews

3.8
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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 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.  

    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

    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
  2.  

    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

    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
  3.  

    ONe of the best places to do an internship and a job

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

    Pros

    The work culture is great, The facilities are surplus. Plus the work timings are very flexible, Also the routine job is sparkled with outings , open discussions and other moral booster events

    Cons

    Quality is not compromised at any level and can lead to frustration at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Place to Work

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

    Pros

    Supportive Team Members
    Hands on Latest Technology
    Facilities are great
    Lot of Learning

    Cons

    Nothing much to talk about cons

    Recommends
  6.  

    Very good opportunity. If you are not very good in competitive programming than MSIT internship is best option for you

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

    Pros

    working environment, Team work, leadership

    Cons

    for intern i could not find

  7.  

    Awesome!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great minds to work alongside with.

    Cons

    time off, competitive nature, no free food. Pantry not as well stocked as competitor.

  8.  

    Opportunities to change the world!

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

    Pros

    Excellent Work Life Balance, Good perks and benefits, Good growth opportunities within the organization. The work environment is great and opportunity to work with the brightest minds in the industry.

    Cons

    I've had a great experience working at Microsoft and no cons that I can think of at the moment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Sr.Consultant

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

    Pros

    Great work opportunities, great company

    Cons

    lot of travel and need to be away from home

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Nice place. Chilled out people.

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

    Pros

    So much to do. Other than work. Flexi working hours. Work from home.
    Many other facilities for health, recreation, transport etc.
    A very lenient leave policy.

    Cons

    Slow growth. Boring work.
    No training for program management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees should be given more options for moving vertically or horizonatally across divisions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good work culture. Good environment.

    Cons

    Lots of Politics in office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

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