Microsoft Reviews

Updated 28 August 2014
Updated 28 August 2014
7,974 Reviews

3.8
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
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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

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

    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

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, good facilities

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Awesome place to work

    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    One of the world best place to work for. If you get a chance work for this company you wont regret it.

    Cons

    The culture is good but sometimes it becomes to good and people interfere a lot in your life.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    High Performance and Energy Workspace. Still stuck in the past on certain aspects (enterprise vs consumer)

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

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    1) Good work life balance despite high accountability and high pressure on delivering growth
    2) Equal opportunity employer with great perks for employees (comprehensive medical insurance, discounted products)
    3) Strong Enterprise focus
    4) Ability to shift to diverse fields

    Cons

    1) Silo way of working spells disaster for our products
    2) No consumer focus
    3) Poor marketing & lack of cohesive brand architecture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the consumer. Not the IT manager.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Nice experience, with flexible working hours and good perks

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer  in  Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    Nice perks, flexible working hours and good career growth opportunities

    Cons

    Not so great (as you might expect) in terms of environment to work in.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company to work

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

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    High performers are rewarded heavily

    Cons

    Very competitive environment
    Cut throat competition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please do not change the performance review system so often

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent but same type of work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and health care program
    Excellent benefits
    Excellent benefits

    Cons

    Same old work
    Same old work
    Same old work
    Same old work

  9.  

    Best company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, proper work-life balance

    Cons

    Some time little unclear about the personal growth within the organization

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Lots of fun. Energetic. Informal.

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

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than a year

    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
  11.  

    Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Best work culture and staff

    Cons

    Personal life hampers and good

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