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Updated 20 August 2014
Updated 20 August 2014
7,888 Reviews

3.8
7,888 Reviews
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
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759 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Opportunities to change the world!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderābād

    Pros

    Excellent Work Life Balance, Good perks and benefits, Good growth opportunities within the organization. The work environment is great and opportunity to work with the brightest minds in the industry.

    Cons

    I've had a great experience working at Microsoft and no cons that I can think of at the moment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Nice place. Chilled out people.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Hyderābād

    Pros

    So much to do. Other than work. Flexi working hours. Work from home.
    Many other facilities for health, recreation, transport etc.
    A very lenient leave policy.

    Cons

    Slow growth. Boring work.
    No training for program management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees should be given more options for moving vertically or horizonatally across divisions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good work culture. Good environment.

    Cons

    Lots of Politics in office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

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  5.  

    Great Place for a Techie

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

    Pros

    awesome learning experience technical and mental
    environment is very simulating, some great brains around

    Cons

    Need to be politically smart

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Awesome place to work

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Marketing  in  Delhi
    Current Employee - Product Marketing in Delhi

    Pros

    1) 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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the consumer. Not the IT manager.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Nice experience, with flexible working hours and good perks

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer  in  Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Hyderābād

    Pros

    Nice perks, flexible working hours and good career growth opportunities

    Cons

    Not so great (as you might expect) in terms of environment to work in.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent but same type of work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and health care program
    Excellent benefits
    Excellent benefits

    Cons

    Same old work
    Same old work
    Same old work
    Same old work

  10.  

    Good company to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Manager  in  Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Test Manager in Hyderābād

    Pros

    High performers are rewarded heavily

    Cons

    Very competitive environment
    Cut throat competition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please do not change the performance review system so often

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Best company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Lead  in  Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Operations Lead in Hyderābād

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, proper work-life balance

    Cons

    Some time little unclear about the personal growth within the organization

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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