Microsoft Reviews

Updated 21 October 2014
Updated 21 October 2014
8,350 Reviews
3.8
8,350 Reviews
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Pros
  • Really good work-life balance compared to other tech companies of the same caliber (in 804 reviews)

  • You will get the opportunity to work with smart people solving real world problems (in 959 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is not good in some places but it really depends on your role (in 530 reviews)

  • In the review system there is a "check box" equivalent to a rank of Underperforming (in 393 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Intern in Hyderābād

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Comfortable and supportive environment. You get to learn a lot from here. It's good place to learn.

    Cons

    Salary is less. Very light chance to get promoted. But if you work harder , cake is yours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work culture in Microsoft Bangalore GTSC

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Bangalore

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The harder you work and show your outcomes and impacts, you will be rewarded. You get all the facilities like cab, breakfast, lunch dinner, snack card, XBOX, pool, billiards.

    Cons

    If you really want to grow here you would need to be co-operative with all managers. Should never be negative about anyone, the system, colleagues or managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Explain the goals for the team .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work with.

    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    You will find really passionate people around you and you will get to learn a lot from them.

    Cons

    Recently a lot of changes have been happening and you might find it difficult to adjust with it.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Senior Program Manager

    • 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

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Adapting fast to the new environment, employee friendly, no more stack ranking, great products, ability to work in different products, global scale with global opportunities

    Cons

    Organization structure being revamped but still there is a tendency to stick with the old ways. Too many people managers, company can definitely do better by making them as ICs. Getting buy-in from everyone can take a long time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lean organization and faster decision making. Iimplement what was said in Satya's email.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    perks, timing flexibility, brand, good benefits

    Cons

    politics, politics, politics, politics, politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    transparency in appraisal process

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    best in the market

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Evangalist in Delhi
    Current Employee - Evangalist in Delhi

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

    Pros

    teamwork, evagalistss have lots of fun

    Cons

    tedious working hours at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Awesome Microsoft co, I love being here, trust me , you will love it too, everythings free , it fun,

    Cons

    none as i can think of

  9.  

    Good organization to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Decent salary, Awesome facilities, Good work life balance initially (now a days it's not so good)

    Cons

    Some employees are confused now a days due to possibility of lay offs and Org changes

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    Benefits, Employee Friendly, Flexibility,Great Place to Work.

    Cons

    Growth with in the HR team is limited.

  11.  

    One of the Best Employers of the World

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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