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Updated 25 April 2015
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  1. Great company

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    you get a lot of experience and you get a nice price for what you have worked
    you get to know about the tech

    Cons

    very difficult to get employed and sometimes boss can be rude
    people are kind but of different cultures

    Advice to Management

    get to this company for knowledge and to make world a better place

  2. Greetings place to work

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lot to learn
    Great career opportunities

    Cons

    Too much work pressure sometimes

  3. Amazing place to be

    • 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly ambience help everywhere and its perfect

    Cons

    none, unless and until we are updated nothing goes wrong..

    Advice to Management

    Transperency

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    They take very good care of you

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

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

    Pros

    Smart people
    Fexibility
    Great work life balance

    Cons

    Depends on the team
    Might get stuck in outdated legacy code

  6. Good place to learn and for career with a bit of toll on your work-life balance.

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Hardly any politics
    2. Good place to learn
    3. Very agile
    4. Good for career growth and to start career
    5. Inspiring colleagues
    6. Lot of free snacks/fruits/cookies

    Cons

    1. Work life balance is a question mark. Even without management demanding, peers work day and night. This causes peer pressure and jolt work life balance.
    2. No place for fun. Hardly any team building. Expected to work and contribute from day 1.
    3. Need to talk to multiple internal teams to understand stuff and that can get tiring at times.

    Advice to Management

    Just go a little easy. Everyone seems to be restless.

  7. Worked as SDET intern

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

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You'll find the best people working around yourself, which is the biggest motivation. Though it depends on team, in general people are given authority to take decisions. Recreational area is good, which includes TT, foosball, chess tables, and x-box with kinect. People are co-operative, help you learn.

    Cons

    Though they have many projects going on, the pace of work is average. This is not to say that you won't get a lot of work, its that you won't see your deliverables go live for a long time. There are good things to learn, but not many new things to learn. You can get similar opportunities at other places too.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the good work. Try to pull some more important stuff to India office.

  8. Microsoft GTSC - Bangalore - Embassy Golf Links.
    Pathetic place in terms of management and politics.

    • 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Get yourself technically ramped with the best and all internal training material.
    The brand name on your resume.
    Good place to learn multiple technologies - By yourself.

    Cons

    Pathetic politics. Managers just use their engineers with sweet words and while giving hike & visibility, they give it to those who keep their managers happy (even if they do not work at all)
    There is no limit to the workload. Engineers are expected to work for more than 12-13 hrs a day. After all this they ask what did the engineer do for the company apart from taking cases.

    Advice to Management

    Change your attitude, they way you manage your resources.
    Change the management.

  9. Good work environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1)Benefits
    2)flexible working hours
    3)Good work-life balance

    Cons

    Payment to entry level software engineers is not too good

  10. Great Company

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

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    access to latest and greatest technology

    Cons

    very tight competition as all employers are technically very strong

  11. MSIT

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good work and challenging environment

    Cons

    Rating system is not up to the mark, few managers are not having guts to take risk change ratings..mostly they prefer to keep last ratings only..

    once you are below 3, then will never let you grow again and slowly make you quit the company...If you are good with your manager then everything would be good with you...or else life will be hell

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