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Updated Jul 30, 2014
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3.6 7,635 reviews

86% Approve of the CEO

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella

(650 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Great Brand

    Manager (Former Employee) Bangalore

    ProsCompany benefits, medical, stocks, perks & hike

    ConsDepends on which Org you work. No job security, you are under the mercy of your immediate manager for your growth. Internal job postings are total eye wash, fixed before hand. please your managers for better rating is the mantra

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart looking at the org that delivers your customer support

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Never ever join as a vendor for Microsoft GTSC

    Support Engineer (Former Employee) Bangalore

    ProsLearning is good and one would get lot of Exposure

    ConsYou would be treated like a third world citizen if you join Microsoft as a vendor. You will always have to be in your managers good book if you want to save your job, performance does not matter. They will not even give you the to settle down.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe management should rethink of there strategy that vendor are also human and they are also working as pro actively as FTE are so why there is a discrepancy.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It was good while it lasted

    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) (Current Employee) Hyderābād

    ProsGood HR Policies
    Lots of Fringe benefits
    Good Joining Bonus

    ConsToo much redtape
    Too much fake projections
    Too much meetings

    Advice to Senior ManagementReduce the management hierarchy

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Still figuring out...joined just 2 months back

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros- Work life balance..
    - Pay is good

    Cons- not a typical post MBA job

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    Great company, but held back by sycophancy

    Software Development Engineer (SDE) II (Former Employee) Bangalore

    ProsGreat work
    Excellent Perks
    Technically challenging job

    ConsOnly way you grow is by stepping on others
    Very bad communication from Senior management

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to see who are the actual doers rather than go by promoters

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    good job!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood salary, social recognition, global exposure

    Consunhomely environment, discrimination, salary comarative less..

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    Good growth & good people

    Senior Development Lead (Current Employee) Bangalore

    ProsPeople - work with some great leaders & developers
    Nice work & growth opportunities
    Diversity of work - variety of projects in almost all domains you aspire

    ConsSlow moving - its a large body and decisions / changes are happening for the good, but slowly
    Innovation not at its helm yet

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    One of the best place to learn , implement & enjoy, but stack ranking , manager competition & monopolies killed them

    Development Lead (Former Employee) Bangalore

    Prosgreat place to learn
    implement, wonderful people , some of the best technical minds.

    Conscrap managers , managers monopoly, stack ranking, on place of collaboration they create backstabbing

    Advice to Senior Managementbring in the collaborative approach so that you enjoy & create wonderful products.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent, Best in industry

    Software Development Engineer (Current Employee) Bangalore

    ProsStable, way ahead, Great technologies

    Consdifficulty to compete with Open source

     

    Excellent Company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsEmployee friendly and liberal thinking

    Consnothing specific for me to share

    Advice to Senior ManagementNIL

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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