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Updated 30 January 2015
Updated 30 January 2015
9,049 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Microsoft Services - Global Delivery

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

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

    Pros

    Microsoft culture is awesome. Very open and respectful

    Cons

    Work life balance is not good. Projects are run with a very tight deadline. Almost always are on critical path

    Recommends
  2.  

    Amazing work culture and environment. You will find really intelligent and nice people working around you.

    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, Facilities, Perks, work-life balance, Management pushes for personal growth.

    Cons

    Promotions are time consuming if you are not the top notch guy. Time flies while working in this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is good, employee friendly, and has clear goals to achieve.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work with, good compensation and perks offered.

    • 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 (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good salary are offered to employes
    open office culture
    fun @work lots of games, xbox 360 etc

    perks are good too
    free transportation

    Cons

    work life balance is a bit of a problem, sometimes you will have to stretch a lot to meet the deadlines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work life balance of an employee should be taken care of in a better way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Awsome company

    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    Work environment is very good

    Cons

    Work not so good in MSIT

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    bst company

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

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    no work load
    salary is awsome

    Cons

    none best company to work with

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Summer Intern at Microsoft IT

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

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    Exposure, Personal Growth, Excellent Project allotted, Project Ownership, Work atmosphere.

    Cons

    Compensation, Perks, PPO procedure, Management levels add red tape.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do keep up the good work in terms of the focus on internships, yet please do improve some of the projects assigned.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    SDE

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

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

    Pros

    Work Life balance, latest technologies

    Cons

    personal growth slight slow, management outlook

    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun at work. Roller Coaster ride

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

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Flexible working hours. Encouraging environment for diversity persons.
    Great Benefits that are uniform across levels
    Good Work Facilities(GYM, CAMPUS, Transportation, Food Variety, Library)
    Fun @ Work (Garage, Giving)

    Cons

    Perception are deep rooted. Need to manage up well. Good for Type A personalities.
    Few groups - Not much to learn.
    Internal mobility - practically difficult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on team results and not on individuals. Give Freedom to internally move groups.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Project Lead

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Mumbai
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Mumbai

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Learning
    Exposure to work with world leaders
    Employee Friendly

    Cons

    Nothing to mention all good happend

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need More Innovation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Good Job,

    • 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

    Lots of technical learning and growth

    Cons

    Lot of work and no play
    Work like balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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