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Updated Jul 31, 2014
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3.6 7,654 reviews

86% Approve of the CEO

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella

(660 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Awesome place to work

    Software Development Engineer (Current Employee) Hyderābād

    ProsOne of the world best place to work for. If you get a chance work for this company you wont regret it.

    ConsThe culture is good but sometimes it becomes to good and people interfere a lot in your life.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    High Performance and Energy Workspace. Still stuck in the past on certain aspects (enterprise vs consumer)

    Product Marketing (Current Employee) Delhi

    Pros1) Good work life balance despite high accountability and high pressure on delivering growth
    2) Equal opportunity employer with great perks for employees (comprehensive medical insurance, discounted products)
    3) Strong Enterprise focus
    4) Ability to shift to diverse fields

    Cons1) Silo way of working spells disaster for our products
    2) No consumer focus
    3) Poor marketing & lack of cohesive brand architecture

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on the consumer. Not the IT manager.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice experience, with flexible working hours and good perks

    Software Developer (Former Employee) Hyderābād

    ProsNice perks, flexible working hours and good career growth opportunities

    ConsNot so great (as you might expect) in terms of environment to work in.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent but same type of work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsExcellent benefits and health care program
    Excellent benefits
    Excellent benefits

    ConsSame old work
    Same old work
    Same old work
    Same old work

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    Good company to work

    Test Manager (Current Employee) Hyderābād

    ProsHigh performers are rewarded heavily

    ConsVery competitive environment
    Cut throat competition

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease do not change the performance review system so often

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Best company to work for

    Operations Lead (Current Employee) Hyderābād

    ProsFlexible work hours, proper work-life balance

    ConsSome time little unclear about the personal growth within the organization

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Lots of fun. Energetic. Informal.

    Software Development Engineer (SDE) (Former Employee) Hyderābād

    ProsWorked in India(Hyderabad) office. The campus like feel of the office is amazing. People are very friendly. Work life balance is very good.

    ConsSometimes lot of projects in maintenance mode comes into India, which make the work less challenging for senior engineers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHiring bar should be higher. Do small number of projects but high impact projects.

     

    Good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBest work culture and staff

    ConsPersonal life hampers and good

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    Amazing place for great work exposure and experience

    Support Engineer (Current Employee) Bangalore

    ProsGreat benefits , brand value or working in MS, great exposure, international travel

    ConsGraveyard shifts, work pressure , not relaxed

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease allow women employees to work in normal shifts

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Working in Microsoft is a nice experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPeople are nice and you will have plenty of opportunity to learn

    ConsChanging the field entirely inside the company is very difficult

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet the employees choose their area of interest if they have the required capability for it

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