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Microsoft Reviews

Updated 20 August 2014
Updated 20 August 2014
7,899 Reviews

3.8
7,899 Reviews
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
Satya Nadella
765 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.  

    Descent

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

    Pros

    brand value, descent pay scale,

    Cons

    very poor work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    encourage better work life balance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Average experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, good facilities

    Cons

    dog-eat-dog style of working which is encouraged by management.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company with diverse opportunities but in a transition and hence unpredictable direction

    • 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

    Pros

    1. Flexible work arrangements
    2. Different platforms within to showcase innovation
    3. A thinking company
    4. Good pay

    Cons

    1. Movement to different branches of company difficult
    2. Indefinite future strategy of top leadership
    3. Horrible food

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Need to maintain a consistent strategy and move swiftly
    2. Good food at campus

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not as expected.

    • 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

    Pros

    Great office building. Hotel stay for 1st month an shuttle free.

    Cons

    Undocumented libreries, No free food. Transport facilities. No clue about the HR and whom to talk to in the system.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Lots of fun. Energetic. Informal.

    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer (SDE)  in  Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer (SDE) in Hyderābād

    Pros

    Worked in India(Hyderabad) office. The campus like feel of the office is amazing. People are very friendly. Work life balance is very good.

    Cons

    Sometimes lot of projects in maintenance mode comes into India, which make the work less challenging for senior engineers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hiring bar should be higher. Do small number of projects but high impact projects.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Best work culture and staff

    Cons

    Personal life hampers and good

  8.  

    Working in Microsoft is a nice experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People are nice and you will have plenty of opportunity to learn

    Cons

    Changing the field entirely inside the company is very difficult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the employees choose their area of interest if they have the required capability for it

  9.  

    Work experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very good work culture.
    Independant work given
    Ownership of areas right from joining, even as fresher

    Cons

    Work life balance in some teams not very good.
    Everyone is extremely sincere, so need to work hard to get good ratings.

  10.  

    Amazing place for great work exposure and experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Support Engineer  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Support Engineer in Bangalore

    Pros

    Great benefits , brand value or working in MS, great exposure, international travel

    Cons

    Graveyard shifts, work pressure , not relaxed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please allow women employees to work in normal shifts

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Lots of smart people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager  in  Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Hyderābād

    Pros

    Good personal growth as long as you are contributing

    Cons

    Perception based, must work a lot to deliver above average results

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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