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Updated 30 January 2015
Updated 30 January 2015
9,049 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.  

    salaries

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    good work life balance and career growth

    Cons

    if you cant learn things by yourself then issue

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience

    • 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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Free mobiles. Lot of inside company events.

    Cons

    company politics. Lack of vision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to many people, increase networking

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to work

    • 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

    Good work environment; great people, nice campus

    Cons

    not all teams do good work. most teams have no apatite for risk

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some real work to India

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work with

    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    Process oriented work place with opportunity to learn across domains

    Cons

    A little bit of bureaucracy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Advisor in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Technical Advisor in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    The great things here are:
    1) Innovation on a daily basis
    2) Healthy competition
    3) Highly technical environment

    Cons

    The cons are:
    1) High Work Pressure
    2) Low salaries compared to industry standards

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is a great place to work, however, the work pressures are very high and salaries are not competitive compared to market standards.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Employee friendly

    • 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

    Pros

    -> Goos salary and perks.

    Cons

    poor Job Stability as company is going through re-org.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Satisfactory

    • 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

    Pros

    LEAP program for freshers is very good.

    Cons

    Too much of bug fixing work. No actual dev work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be transparent to the candidate about the team, role etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Good place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Growing center, with interesting projects coming through. Good bunch of senior people to mentor. Good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Poor work life balance depending on the team. Lots of office politics.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I was good experience

    • 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

    Pros

    The environment is good and you can spend a lot of time in sports

    Cons

    The work is not less technical

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great place to work, with handsome pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    1. Pay/Perks - good base pay along with tons of other benefits.
    2. Work culture - Apart from WLB, the culture is great.
    3. People - Someone rightly said, company is made with people.
    4. Internal job opportunities - you name the role you want to do and there should be something within company.

    Cons

    1. Sometimes the work we do becomes monotonous. We need to take care of same (discussing with manager about the RnR)
    2. Changing roles is still bit difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Make the role change easier.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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