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Microsoft Reviews

Updated 20 November 2014
Updated 20 November 2014
8,604 Reviews
3.7
8,604 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.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Good

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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

  7.  

    Great place to work

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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
  8.  

    SDET @ Microsoft

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    Will have opportunity to work with latest technology, and great minds,
    Learning curve will be good
    Good salary than most of the companies.
    Facilities
    Career development.

    Cons

    Some middle management may not be in align with your career aspirations, such cases it will be a problem for the employee.
    Work life balance in some teams is not good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have some insightful review of middle management who are not in align with company goals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    No Job Security At All . . . .

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    Nothing is great as it looks from outside. They hired me 6 months back and just fired without any reason. PERFORMANCE was not the reason for sure as I just got a nice appraisal last month itself.

    Cons

    Job Security, no good projects, Management tooo bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think before you take any decision and at least consult the person who will be affected by this decision.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Career stagnation

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    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

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