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Microsoft Reviews

Updated 21 November 2014
Updated 21 November 2014
8,619 Reviews
3.7
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Really good work-life balance compared to other tech companies of the same caliber (in 833 reviews)

  • You will get the opportunity to work with smart people solving real world problems (in 975 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is not good in some places but it really depends on your role (in 543 reviews)

  • Review system that pushes people to look out for themselves instead of being team focused (in 398 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Its the Great company to work, as they take care of their employees very well

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Support Engineer in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Support Engineer in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Very good culture as they take of employees very well

    Cons

    Nothing that strikes me, things are little different when compared to US work culture and India work culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    High performance standards.

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    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    I worked in Microsoft Global Delivery, India.

    * Good campus facilities.
    * Above market-average pay.
    * Talented colleagues.

    Cons

    * High performance standards puts a lot of pressure on individuals.
    * More onus on individuals to highlight the work.
    * Too many tools used - Requirements management, Code coverage etc, even for simple projects.
    * Too much focus on selling Microsoft products and not caring enough for the customer needs.
    * Firing employees based on short-term HR needs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Every now and then, HR department comes out with numbers to axe. Based on these numbers, Microsoft removes certain percentage of employees every 2-3 years. Such short-sighted attempts to boost profitability has made Microsoft an undesirable place to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good to start with your career

    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer (SDE) I in Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer (SDE) I in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    Microsoft is good option for either very senior people or college freshers.

    Cons

    Growth is slow compared to other companies.

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  5.  

    Working as IT SDET Manager leading test efforts for mobility, data life cycle, data ware house and survey systems

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Software Development Engineer In Test Manager in Hyderābād
    Current Employee - IT Software Development Engineer In Test Manager in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    will get opportunity to work on latest and greatest technology. Flexible working hours

    Cons

    you must work to create visibility. You need to be smart to show case your work. your job is always stake every year due to performance management system.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    Great Experience but Narrow Vision

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    SUPERB

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  9.  

    Great company! but needs to focus more on innovation.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  10.  

    Great place to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  11.  

    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)

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