Microsoft Reviews

Updated 29 September 2014
Updated 29 September 2014
8,174 Reviews
3.8
8,174 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Really good work-life balance compared to other tech companies of the same caliber (in 786 reviews)

  • You will get the opportunity to work with smart people solving real world problems (in 944 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is not good in some places but it really depends on your role (in 511 reviews)

  • The previous stack rank review system encourage a behavior that was very much individualist (in 388 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    msit

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    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
  3.  

    Good place if you know how to exhibit yourself..

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    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
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  5.  

    One of the Best Employers of the World

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Best in class exposure to tech products.
    Great Insights to process and opportunities to grow.
    Awesome Team Culture and decent work-life balance.

    Cons

    Lower and Middle management doesn't understand or have long term view of the products.
    High dependency of direction from Redmond.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should revisit non technical folks in management.
    Microsoft doesn't need people managers, need technical managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Excellent Environment, competitive salary and Bonus. Great Place to set your career

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    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

    International exposure if in consulting roles, learning opportunities which are far more than technical skills. Fantastic place to set your career.

    Cons

    Corporate Hierarchy is Political and has babudom and mathateko culture. However, on a high note there is big cons, employees hired here are made to feel good about themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire Good Leadership cadre candidates in Management roles, especially PDM roles are going to folks who has absolutely no leadership influence and lack basic EQ.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company

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

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

    Pros

    Microsoft is good company to develop oneself to new height. I am working at Microsoft consulting and liking work culture and management.

    Cons

    all is best here. Company is big so, less exposure on core technologies than my earlier company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep employees satisfied.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Program Manager II  in  Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Program Manager II in Hyderābād

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Culture, Talented Peers, Opportunities, Benefits

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, Risk Aversion, Territorial Management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage collaboration and failures

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A life time experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Gurgaon, Haryana
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Compensation is very good for interns
    Great work culture
    A very good games room
    Very friendly and helpful people
    Everyone in the company is there to help you whenever you need some help.
    No need to call your senior Sir/Ma'am .You can call them by name
    Real projects are given and proper mentors are provided to help you at any time.
    A good Games Room.
    Free drinks,coffee and evening snacks

    Cons

    No cons.If I have to mention some I would say that thy dont provide you free food.
    Cab facility is not provided to interns

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 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
  11.  

    Caring

    Current Employee - Intern  in  Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Intern in Hyderābād

    I have been working at Microsoft as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Joined at entry level. The company hand holds you and helps you all along

    Cons

    none that i could see

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue doing what u are doing

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