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Updated 24 April 2015
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  1. Joined Microsoft R&D Ltd. India straight out of under graduate school in their rotational program called APEX

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Microsoft

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

    Pros

    Great place to work in
    Good compensation straight out of college
    Great work-life balance
    Excellent campus facilities , best in class in India

    Cons

    Large organization, can get lost at times
    Difficult to switch within departments in India
    Difficult to transfer to Redmond from India

    Advice to Management

    Try to get leaner, move faster and bring more core product development to India

  2. Best place to work

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer (SDE)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer (SDE)

    I have been working at Microsoft

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

    Pros

    Work Life Balance, Appreciated for work, Open to new ideas

    Cons

    Huge Competition, Sometimes you may not be very well rewarded

  3. Microsoft perks, free cabs, good workstation,

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    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

    Work Life Balance, Perks, Outings

    Cons

    no onsite, underpaid, too deep management, lots of meetiings,

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    great company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

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

    Pros

    Work satisfaction: Lot more important and cool work.
    Technically Strong People:

    Cons

    artificial stack ranking and forceful messaging based on it.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on right people as mgrs.

  6. Not the best to wor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Technology based company, Life balance.package.

    Cons

    No innovation in this company

    Advice to Management

    Please fire the people those who don't have any talent

  7. It is a good company to work with having very good learning. Most of the projects are on latest microsoft technologies.

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Hyderābād

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

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

    Pros

    Projects are on latest technologies. Good infrastructure

    Cons

    Lot on internal politics. One should have very good networking skills to flourish well.

    Advice to Management

    Sack the PDRM role. They do a lot of favoritism and are biased.

  8. One of the best places to work

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

    I worked at Microsoft

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

    Pros

    Great work culture, Passionate Colleagues and helpful

    Cons

    Stupid Office Politics at times

    Advice to Management

    Retain talent

  9. Great Company to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technology Specialist in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Technology Specialist in Bangalore

    I worked at Microsoft

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

    Pros

    Amazing technologies, loads of technical resource to learn, very flexible and great opportunities internally.

    Cons

    In India as always politics is heavy, if you can sustain then great company to work.

    Advice to Management

    stop politics and show interest in people who are making the company better.

  10. SDET 2

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test II in Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test II in Hyderābād

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great Company, great people, nice culture where asking questions is appreciated irrespective of the level and the positon.

    Cons

    Politics needs to be cleaned up especially in the middle management
    Innovation needs to be cultivated

    Advice to Management

    Politics needs to be cleaned up especially in the middle management
    Management need to see how to compete with the comptetors rather than in -house comptetion

  11. Amazing company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Hyderābād

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good work life balance, great perks

    Cons

    office politics, constantly changing products, lack of innovation

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