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Microsoft Reviews

Updated 20 December 2014
Updated 20 December 2014
8,776 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 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.  

    Overall Good

    • 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

    Pros

    Self driven career opportunities
    Opportunities to learn and grow technically
    Opportunities to work on a different technical fields.

    Cons

    Difficualt to get exposure.
    Compensation needs to be revisited
    variable structure is not cleared
    Stock level is not clear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to think in a realistic way rather idealistic path.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    good in the terms of hiring process and work culture

    • 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

    Good work, new technology, new projects

    Cons

    none, as everything is good here so be on yours work thats it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    okiesh

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

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    OK salary at start
    Managers are self centered

    Cons

    No good hikes
    corporate environment
    promotions are not based on work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company to work for

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

    Work culture
    Work life balance
    Lot of things to learn
    Gifts

    Cons

    Middle level management don't listen to employees
    Work gets assigned without considering the employee opinion
    Avoid AppEx A.k.a AMP A.k.a ICE group

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At least ask for your employees opinion, Don't just assign the work based on your assumptions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    technical advisor

    • 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 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    nice place to work, if you know how to manage management

    Cons

    politics is a killer in the indian space

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the best places to learn technology.

    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    Brand value.
    Pretty decent packages. Allowances and benefits are huge.
    Very good place to learn.

    Cons

    Too much of work pressure.
    Will be loaded with work.
    No onsite opportunities as such.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to hire more people to have a good backfill.
    Need to get better and competent managers.
    Need to motivate and treat engineers in a better manner.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology Specialist
    Current Employee - Technology Specialist

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Get to work with a lot of very smart people. Allows/encourages employees to look for lateral shifts to new roles within company. Good benefits, Very good productivity benefits like VPN access, work from anywhere. Good use to technology to improve every day work.

    Cons

    Constant change in the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very friendly environment, lot opportunity to grow

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

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

    Pros

    Office culture, company values, flexibility

    Cons

    Work Life balance, Time off Policies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Annual review

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

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

    Pros

    personal growth and opportunities are very high

    Cons

    there are no cons as such

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Nice company

    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good to work. Diverse work force. Can meet and work with best minds in industry. You learn a lot everyday. Good worklife balance if you manage pressure and work.

    Cons

    Need to be more transparent. Some HR policies are just for name sake. Need more transparency there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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