Microsoft Reviews

Updated 17 September 2014
Updated 17 September 2014
8,061 Reviews
3.8
8,061 Reviews
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
Satya Nadella
893 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.  

    Very good

    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer  in  Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    - very challenging work and great projects

    Cons

    - too much pressure and no life - work balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

  2.  

    Facilities are good, work is not good.

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

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good facilities, work life balance is very good.

    Cons

    work is not interesting. Not using recent technologies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    msit

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Test Lead  in  Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Test Lead in Hyderābād

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great learning experience, opportunity to work on latest technologies

    Cons

    Too much amphasize on ppt and news letter

    Recommends
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Experience was great in previous years and trending down recenlty

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    Current Employee - Senior Director
    Current Employee - Senior Director

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Company values, pay and benefits are great

    Cons

    bureaucracy and mediocrity have set in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More shake ups needed that Satya has started

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place if you know how to exhibit yourself..

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

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

    Pros

    Lot of options to move around the company across the globe

    Cons

    You will get lost in the process, magnitude of the company

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

    A great place to work but with painful work and HR processes

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Microsoft takes care of its employees. Most of the peers are friendly, so are the managers.
    Most of their HR policies are employee friendly. Easy to take days off and no one stops you from taking a holiday.

    Cons

    One of the biggest problems with MS is the stack ranking. It forces employees to be in a "rank" and these ranks are relative to your peers. This causes lot of good people to be at the bottom of the stack.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of Stack ranking, Make the HR/Review processes friendly and take Manager feedback seriously.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    awesome

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Account Manager  in  Mumbai
    Current Employee - Technical Account Manager in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    major responsibilities given at a very early stage in career esp in sales

    Cons

    very senior folks to work with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up good work

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Consultant

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    • 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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay, nice culture, freedom

    Cons

    Very dynamic, Competition, Chaotic sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Decent

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    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Work life balance is good. Good environment. Good freebies , pleasant place to work. Friendly peers and place to learn if you are enthusiastic.

    Cons

    Most part of the work might not be that much interesting in test. People will be friends in their own groups and most of them are here for ages, and it takes time to break into them and mingle.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent place

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

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. Excellent Work-Life balance

    Cons

    Personally felt no cons as such.

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