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Updated 24 April 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Shallow Company, lost its glam. Running purely on Brand Value.(Specific to MSIT)

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

    I worked at Microsoft

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Brand
    For few lucky guys Redmond chance

    Cons

    Too much politics...
    Lost focus...
    Too people centered (read manager)...
    No Transparency...
    Sinking Ship with many firings happening every other day....

    Advice to Management

    Start listening again not via MS Polls but confidential open forums.
    Understand the attrition....

  2. Awesome place to work

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

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best IT place to work in India

    Cons

    none. I just can't find any

    Advice to Management

    more growth opportunities in field roles

  3. Great Company to Work

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Work culture
    Less Pressure
    Friendly Environment
    Management is good
    The campus is beautiful.
    Good compensations.
    Flexible culture.
    Very helpful administration.
    Freedom
    Ownership
    Work-Life balance
    Better hikes.

    Cons

    There is nothing negative about the company.

    Advice to Management

    None

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  5. general feedback

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Bangalore

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    good work culture with intensive work environment

    Cons

    Hikes are average not as lucrative as initially thought

    Advice to Management

    During my last year review, my manager shared that the hikes are best in the industry and when we compare it, it is average

  6. Microsoft - India is a good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Hyderābād

    I worked at Microsoft

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility
    Global Perspective
    Work-Life Balance
    Best tools and technologies at your disposal
    Competitive salary and perks
    Personal mentoring and buddies

    Cons

    Too many meetings
    Some form of bureaucracy
    Big company so things take time to change

    Advice to Management

    Focus on innovation
    Encourage grassroot ideas
    Bring Hardware-Software fusion to work place we still have a separation between the two

  7. Good people, interesting work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Hyderābād

    I worked at Microsoft

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, peer support, process oriented

    Cons

    stress due to tight deadlines

  8. SDE

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Hyderābād

    I worked at Microsoft

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice company, nice perks
    I had a great time there!

    Cons

    Politics in some teams
    Canteen not that great

  9. Nice company

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

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to grow take control and grow your career. There is always a lot to learn and if you are passionate you will grow.

    Cons

    Projects are shuffled pretty often. Very competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing.

  10. MSGD-MGSI not a Microsoft culture, its like any average service company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Microsoft Corp Policy benefits like Insurance and Health Benefits, Work from Home, Cab and Bus services, Decent T, coffee pantry areas.

    Cons

    1) Microsoft is driven by stock levels, i.e. 55,56,57, and so on. MSGD is treated as lowest stock levels it used to start at 55 but now it starts as 56, all other companies under Microsoft like IDC, MSIT starts from 58 or 59. So overall you are valued lower at MSGD. How it will impact you->You will not get stocks of Microsoft in your package. also it will be problem if you want to switch to other groups like MSIT or product Team.

    2) Work Life balance is totally screwed here. As Microsoft their billing rates are very very high so to get projects they estimate very less so eventually dev team has to face that consequences and work day and night to complete project on time

    3) All projects are driven by consultants here, there are project managers are there who works like assembly line supervisors and try to put every thing on dev leads and test leads. So if you are going to join as lead position then beware or project managers here. They are the reason why lot of people are leaving this organization.
    4) You do not feel like "EMPLOYEE" working in MSGD you are just another RESOURCE.

    5) On-site is very limited in most of the service lines. only one of the service line which is having high onsite. That service line is related to infra. So if your aspiration is for long term onsite then do not Join MSGD.

    These all are true feedback not from any frustration or anything else. i can challenge anyone if any one say this is not correct.

    Advice to Management

    Hire good managers and respect your employees personal lives.

  11. excellent

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Delivery Logistics Coordinator in Bangalore
    Current Contractor - Delivery Logistics Coordinator in Bangalore

    I have been working at Microsoft as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best to work. good environment

    Cons

    i didn't find any problems in this company as my manager is awesome

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