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Microsoft Reviews

Updated 21 November 2014
Updated 21 November 2014
8,619 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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  1.  

    Things are not falling on the way.. rather they are deviated and may hurt

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Quality of work is excellent, amount of work is also high.

    Cons

    No Work life balance. will be tapped very soon into old legacy and bureaucracy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Microsoft IDC Bangalore - A place best avoided

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    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great fun, good learning, beautiful minds!

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

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work with the company that started PC recolonization, assured learning something anew every single day

    Cons

    Stagnancy in career path, getting comforatble

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Microsoft consulting Review

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    Current Employee - Software Architect in Mumbai
    Current Employee - Software Architect in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    Lot of learning opportunities . Too much bureaucracy

    Cons

    Growth opportunities less as the company is stagnant

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Experience!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    Company Values, Culture, People, Technology, Passion

    Cons

    None in particular, Always felt great about this company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very good company to work with, lot of opportunities & top notched engineers , cutting edge technology

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    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

    Work Culture & cutting edge technology

    Cons

    Work life balance & career growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work at

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    Current Employee - Escalation Engineer in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Escalation Engineer in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Microsoft is a Value driven company focused on Technology. The baseline for every employee is to reflect on six values including - Honesty and Integrity, Self Critical, Open and Respectful... You can be sure that the people you are going to work with, will be wise. Then comes the next focus - Technology. Company is very particular about the quality of its deliverables. I loved to see that customer focus. It is not about what I think is cool, but what customer would asks for. Company is very employee focused. Leaves and benefits and work-life balance is at the focal. Microsoft is not the top payer in market but it does ensures that its employees do not have to think about money (unless one wants to be rich overnight).

    Cons

    A flood of managers came from companies like Convergys, Infosys and TCS who brought in Bossy culture and number driven environment. Masses are drifting away from the base line - Values.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to drive Value culture with a lot of force.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    good

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    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work with.

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    • 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work culture in Microsoft Bangalore GTSC

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    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

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