Microsoft Reviews

Updated 25 October 2014
Updated 25 October 2014
8,429 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 820 reviews)

  • You will get the opportunity to work with smart people solving real world problems (in 964 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is not good in some places but it really depends on your role (in 537 reviews)

  • Review system that pushes people to look out for themselves instead of being team focused (in 395 reviews)

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  1.  

    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.

  2.  

    Excellent Environment, competitive salary and Bonus. Great Place to set your career

    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    International exposure if in consulting roles, learning opportunities which are far more than technical skills. Fantastic place to set your career.

    Cons

    Corporate Hierarchy is Political and has babudom and mathateko culture. However, on a high note there is big cons, employees hired here are made to feel good about themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire Good Leadership cadre candidates in Management roles, especially PDM roles are going to folks who has absolutely no leadership influence and lack basic EQ.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    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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  5.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    Microsoft is good company to develop oneself to new height. I am working at Microsoft consulting and liking work culture and management.

    Cons

    all is best here. Company is big so, less exposure on core technologies than my earlier company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep employees satisfied.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 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  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9. 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
  10.  

    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

  11.  

    msit

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

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    great learning experience, opportunity to work on latest technologies

    Cons

    Too much amphasize on ppt and news letter

    Recommends

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