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Updated Jul 30, 2014
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3.6 7,635 reviews

86% Approve of the CEO

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella

(651 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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    Lots of smart people

    Senior Program Manager (Current Employee) Hyderābād

    ProsGood personal growth as long as you are contributing

    ConsPerception based, must work a lot to deliver above average results

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good people to work with & great office spaces

    User Experience Designer (Current Employee) Hyderābād

    ProsAwesome facilities at office.
    Good for enthusiasts in any kind of activities like Sports, Photography, etc.
    Lot of cool people to work with.

    ConsLot of expectations to work even during weekends.
    PMs rule here, they have the final call in everything which makes you feel your skills aren't put to good use.
    No one to look up to as somebody that you want to be in future.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWorking over weekends and long working hours during weekdays is clearly not an expectation at a company like Microsoft. We are supposed to be making really efficient productivity software for the rest of the world. If we aren't able to stay efficient using our own tools, there's something wrong.

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

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    Greate Company (but I'm in bad division )

    Software Development Engineer (Current Employee) Hyderābād

    Pros1. Great work life balance except few teams/division
    2. Pay is relatively good
    3. campus is pretty awesome than other companies
    4. Play grounds for outdoor games.

    Cons1. Slow Growth Rate.
    2. Managers Monopoly in some team.
    3. There are some teams who ask you to work like a startup (and they don't have work like startups ).
    4. Learning opportunities are very less if you are not in good team

    Advice to Senior ManagementSince Microsoft is not a startup, so don't expect from everyone to work on weekends.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent Work Environemnet

    Senior Marketing Manager (Current Employee) Bangalore

    ProsExcellent policies , very good work culture . Management is very good and ample opportunities for growth.
    People have sufficient time for lunch and provide excellent food.

    ConsWindows 8.0 is not a good product.
    Snacks in the evening not good.
    Cab number 22 driver is very rude.,

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo not create products like Windows 8.

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    Good company with diverse opportunities but in a transition and hence unpredictable direction

    Software Development Engineer (Current Employee) Hyderābād

    Pros1. Flexible work arrangements
    2. Different platforms within to showcase innovation
    3. A thinking company
    4. Good pay

    Cons1. Movement to different branches of company difficult
    2. Indefinite future strategy of top leadership
    3. Horrible food

    Advice to Senior Management1. Need to maintain a consistent strategy and move swiftly
    2. Good food at campus

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not as expected.

    Software Development Engineer (Former Employee) Hyderābād

    ProsGreat office building. Hotel stay for 1st month an shuttle free.

    ConsUndocumented libreries, No free food. Transport facilities. No clue about the HR and whom to talk to in the system.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Benifts/work env but poor people management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Hyderābād

    ProsWorld class working environment and benefits. Great opportunities to learning and improving skills.

    ConsPoor people management. Few of the people managers they demotivate people very much.

    Advice to Senior Managementno more experiments in People management side please. Choose the right people in these roles.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Microsoft India has pretty cool work culture, mostly good work and great people

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Hyderābād

    ProsBenefits, work culture, people. Work is mostly good but dependent on the team.

    ConsAppraisal process is solely dependent on Manager, so your success totally depend on how good or bad he/she is perceived among his/her peer group! Overall the stack rank process is lot distracting from doing lot of innovative and high risk projects. Also job growth is little slower in few roles.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the bell-curves, reward meritocracy little more.

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

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    Not so good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork hours are flexible
    You can work form home
    Policies sucks they are outdated
    People suck..they try to sell internally so much that they never go customer as such

    ConsInternal selling
    Tenured employees has monopoly no respect for new joinees
    No respect for work done by women
    So many processes
    no respect for talent they hire smart people make them work at so low level

    Advice to Senior ManagementSell to customers not to each other

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very good place to work

    Support Escalation Engineer (Former Employee) Bangalore

    ProsExcellent resources to learn, good team

    ConsNo work life balance and no growth opportunitie

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange the strategy to bring in more quality work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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