Microsoft Reviews

Updated 30 October 2014
Updated 30 October 2014
8,472 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 833 reviews)

  • You will get the opportunity to work with smart people solving real world problems (in 975 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is not good in some places but it really depends on your role (in 543 reviews)

  • Review system that pushes people to look out for themselves instead of being team focused (in 398 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    best in the market

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    • 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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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.

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  5.  

    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

  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good brand, place but loosing its value cos of bad managers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderābād

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Learn new technology.

    Cons

    Never be negative with anyone especially your manager. Whatever manager says accept. Your career is in Manager's hand. One can survive by doing crapy things (like vendor management), less technical knowledge but never be negative to anyone (manager, colleagues etc). Whether you like it or not always say yes.

    Dont join in MSIT. Politics, Politics, Plotics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please remove some M1s (managers) who are there for long years and they think they are THE BOSS.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Microsoft IDC Bangalore - A place best avoided

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits like health, cab facility (payed), subsidized food.
    MS Brand and access to their software and resources.

    Cons

    Highly political environment. Teams do not cooperate with each other. Spineless leadership that cannot get things done from redmond/bellvue for products to succeed. They have no say in product strategy. Dumping ground for dying products and their maintenance. In general the quality of work is pretty bad. Work is invented and features are done for the heck of it. Functionality demanded or desperately needed by users takes a back seat. Do not expect to learn any MS technologies as you will be fire fighting from one crisis to another. In between there will be new projects which you will ramp up on or transition old work to china. Frequent project and manager changes is the norm. You will not rewarded for hard work, skills or delivery of results only for "Impact" and "Visibility" as determined by leadership. Career prospects are poor here. If you are in display ads then work life balance will go for a toss and do expect any appreciation for the effort you put in.

    If you are developer be prepared to test and do ops work since combined engineering is used here. One has to be extremely good in juggling multiple things. Program manager role has got diluted.

    The viability of this center remains in doubt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The middle level management needs to go and leads need to develop their tech skills. Most of them have little clue about MS technologies. They need to start reading. frequent re-orgs hit productivity of devs. combined engineering is a flop. the sooner you accept it the better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good money, not so good work

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

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

    Pros

    good money, good impact to he world, great corporate culture, high ethics, good moral values, low on politics

    Cons

    extremely slow moving, layers of fat accumulated over years, red tapism, beaurocracy, chasing the tail light, low quotient of innovation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    cut the fat

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    It is a great experience to work with Microsoft.

    • 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 as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    We will have good projection about ourselves.

    Cons

    Sometimes have to sacrifice our personal life itself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should balance personal and career life.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Facilities are good, work is not good.

    • 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 (more than an 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
  11.  

    Very good

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

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

    Pros

    - very challenging work and great projects

    Cons

    - too much pressure and no life - work balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

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