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Updated 28 January 2015
Updated 28 January 2015
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Really good work-life balance compared to other tech companies of the same caliber (in 859 reviews)

  • You will get the opportunity to work with smart people solving real world problems (in 991 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is not good in some places but it really depends on your role (in 552 reviews)

  • Performance review system basically encourage competition inside the team (in 400 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the best places to learn technology.

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

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

    Pros

    Brand value.
    Pretty decent packages. Allowances and benefits are huge.
    Very good place to learn.

    Cons

    Too much of work pressure.
    Will be loaded with work.
    No onsite opportunities as such.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to hire more people to have a good backfill.
    Need to get better and competent managers.
    Need to motivate and treat engineers in a better manner.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Technical Support Engineer

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

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits.
    Chance of On site work

    Cons

    Too much work pressure in the office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good going !!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Intern

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

    I have been working at Microsoft part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice one to work for

    Cons

    None found in my time there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nice

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology Specialist
    Current Employee - Technology Specialist

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

    Pros

    Get to work with a lot of very smart people. Allows/encourages employees to look for lateral shifts to new roles within company. Good benefits, Very good productivity benefits like VPN access, work from anywhere. Good use to technology to improve every day work.

    Cons

    Constant change in the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very friendly environment, lot opportunity to grow

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

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

    Pros

    Office culture, company values, flexibility

    Cons

    Work Life balance, Time off Policies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Annual review

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

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

    Pros

    personal growth and opportunities are very high

    Cons

    there are no cons as such

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Nice company

    • 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

    Good to work. Diverse work force. Can meet and work with best minds in industry. You learn a lot everyday. Good worklife balance if you manage pressure and work.

    Cons

    Need to be more transparent. Some HR policies are just for name sake. Need more transparency there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    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 a year)

    Pros

    GREAT Company Experince Depends on Group and Manager

    Good Work Life Balance

    Cons

    People may feel stagnated. Experince depends on manager

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Slightly rocky recently

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Overall amazing, even in IT, you get to talk to those who wrote the tools you use on a daily basis. Its amazing to get a doubt answered by the guy who wrote the feature

    Cons

    No cabins for ICs in India, other countries everyone has a cabin, or noone does

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very Less Workload. Lots of free time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Workload is very less compared to rest of the industry.
    Special care is taken for each individual's health and well being by the company.

    Cons

    Pay is little low compared to other companies.
    Learning Microsoft's technologies doesn't help much elsewhere.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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