Microsoft Reviews

Updated 31 October 2014
Updated 31 October 2014
8,482 Reviews
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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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    Experience

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    I would say that Microsoft is the best company to work with, extremely intelligent and helpful people who work hard and party harder

    Cons

    I had a very positive experience and no cons

    Recommends
  2.  

    MS-A Life unknown

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    Former Employee - Staffing Consultant in Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Staffing Consultant in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    -Good pay
    -Work life balance
    -Employee Benefits

    Cons

    -Company's policy on FTs and Non-FTs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Intern

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    Current Employee - Intern in Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Intern in Hyderābād

    I have been working at Microsoft as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing food, accommodation, culture, people !! The people here are amazing. You find a lot of young minds. They provide a lot of outings for the MACs and they even take you to the US!

    Cons

    Work may be a monotonous. The pay is not really great. They could provide more pay. Also, the projects vary from one place to another. So you need to be a little lucky to get good projects!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing really. They are doing great. Maybe increase the salary for the people in IT

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Microsoft review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good set of people to work for. Flexible work environment

    Cons

    Constant Churn in the past few years is makes it challenging for employee and their career paths

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation which was changed recently, and the new system also does not seem to be very clear.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

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

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    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
  7.  

    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.

  8.  

    Career stagnation

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    Former Employee - Partner Technical Consultant in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Partner Technical Consultant in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Good facilities, work life balance, latest software, perks and hardware.

    Cons

    Management has no vision, they don't act like a technology company, huge tier of unwanted reporting peple eating company reveiew.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut Short the layer of people managing the engineers, keep only strong technical people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Things are not falling on the way.. rather they are deviated and may hurt

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Quality of work is excellent, amount of work is also high.

    Cons

    No Work life balance. will be tapped very soon into old legacy and bureaucracy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Everything is good, work life balance.

    Cons

    Everything is good, work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good

  11.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET)

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    - amazing compensation
    - flexible working hours
    - amazing medical benefits
    - work with few of the best minds
    - People are willing to help.
    - constructive feedback is welcomed ad encouraged

    Cons

    - Stability is a concern
    - Every new CEO brings in LOADS of changes and at times you get caught in the changes
    - will be difficult to work anywhere else after working there
    - Having enough technical knowledge is not enough. You need to play your cards right.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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