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Microsoft Reviews

Updated 18 December 2014
Updated 18 December 2014
8,773 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.  

    Good

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    • 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 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    GREAT Company Experince Depends on Group and Manager

    Good Work Life Balance

    Cons

    People may feel stagnated. Experince depends on manager

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very Less Workload. Lots of free time

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Bangalore

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Workload is very less compared to rest of the industry.
    Special care is taken for each individual's health and well being by the company.

    Cons

    Pay is little low compared to other companies.
    Learning Microsoft's technologies doesn't help much elsewhere.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Company

    • 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good culture
    good environment
    good growth
    Paymaster
    Everything is good

    Cons

    Nothing is bad here.Just have to work good to get the works done !!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work !

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    SDET at Microsoft

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Hyderābād

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Its a great experience to work at Microsoft. You work with the smartest people, on extremely high impact projects.

    Cons

    No cons really! Just have to be aware that you have to give in your best to stand out amongst the smartest people! :)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Microsoft

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Support Lead in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Technical Support Lead in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Great place to work at.

    Cons

    Flexibility while choosing next roles could have been a little better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great Leadership

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Software Developer Engineer in Test

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    • 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Latest Technology built with in the company, Customer focus services, great people to work with, great work life balance.

    Cons

    too much legacy to follow, many technology related things depend on the team you are working in and also the project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on maitaining the old systems than innovation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Its the Great company to work, as they take care of their employees very well

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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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very good culture as they take of employees very well

    Cons

    Nothing that strikes me, things are little different when compared to US work culture and India work culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Internship

    • 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 full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice experience
    Good work culture
    Awesome place

    Cons

    Not well organized
    Interviewing process should be made better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interview process should be improved

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    High performance standards.

    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    I worked in Microsoft Global Delivery, India.

    * Good campus facilities.
    * Above market-average pay.
    * Talented colleagues.

    Cons

    * High performance standards puts a lot of pressure on individuals.
    * More onus on individuals to highlight the work.
    * Too many tools used - Requirements management, Code coverage etc, even for simple projects.
    * Too much focus on selling Microsoft products and not caring enough for the customer needs.
    * Firing employees based on short-term HR needs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Every now and then, HR department comes out with numbers to axe. Based on these numbers, Microsoft removes certain percentage of employees every 2-3 years. Such short-sighted attempts to boost profitability has made Microsoft an undesirable place to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good to start with your career

    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer (SDE) I in Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer (SDE) I in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    Microsoft is good option for either very senior people or college freshers.

    Cons

    Growth is slow compared to other companies.

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