Microsoft Reviews

Updated 25 October 2014
Updated 25 October 2014
8,433 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Really good work-life balance compared to other tech companies of the same caliber (in 820 reviews)

  • You will get the opportunity to work with smart people solving real world problems (in 964 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is not good in some places but it really depends on your role (in 537 reviews)

  • Review system that pushes people to look out for themselves instead of being team focused (in 395 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Internship

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    Nice experience
    Good work culture
    Awesome place

    Cons

    Not well organized
    Interviewing process should be made better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interview process should be improved

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Experience but Narrow Vision

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits and Perks and all the possible facilities one can expect at work. Wonderful infrastructure and facilities

    Cons

    It is very easy to spend too many hours on doing task and later on realizing that is not priority next year. I believe quite a few of the large company face similar situation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    SUPERB

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test Intern in Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test Intern in Hyderābād

    I have been working at Microsoft as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    Great Mentor and Manager
    Most people are very smart

    Cons

    Work not that challenging (may vary on product)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing great !

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Nice place to build your career

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Working with best minds...
    Becoming an expert on technologies used by everyone..

    Cons

    Lot and frequent changes in management

  6.  

    Great company! but needs to focus more on innovation.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer (SDE) II in Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer (SDE) II in Hyderābād

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people with lot of passion. Opportunities to work on cutting edge technologies. Generous salaries and perks.

    Cons

    Busy catching up with other companies instead of focusing on innovating new products.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more on innovation. Stop doing the same stuff others are doing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead, Software Design Engineer in Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Lead, Software Design Engineer in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    Great minds, smart people, good products and work

    Cons

    Since there are smart people all around , Management is also smart, they can prove your stack ranking anywhere they put you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try improve their review system which is totally in lower level management people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    SDET

    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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    You will get to learn new stuff.
    Good salary.

    Cons

    Sometimes people act differently. Sometimes your manager gets to decide what should worn on rather giving a choice among the undone work(This depends on the team actually)

  9.  

    Experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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

    I would say that Microsoft is the best company to work with, extremely intelligent and helpful people who work hard and party harder

    Cons

    I had a very positive experience and no cons

    Recommends
  10.  

    Microsoft review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good set of people to work for. Flexible work environment

    Cons

    Constant Churn in the past few years is makes it challenging for employee and their career paths

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation which was changed recently, and the new system also does not seem to be very clear.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    MS-A Life unknown

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staffing Consultant in Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Staffing Consultant in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    -Good pay
    -Work life balance
    -Employee Benefits

    Cons

    -Company's policy on FTs and Non-FTs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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