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Updated 31 Dec 2019

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  1. "Awesome company and colleagues to work with!"

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    Current Employee - Support Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    You get to learn from some amazing people and the impact that your role creates is just awesome. The work place is buzz'ed with passion!

    Cons

    The performance review system looks unclear at the moment. Also, sometimes the current level/band can be decisive for the role that you aspire internally, but this may vary from one org to another

    Advice to Management

    To keep the passion and inspiration going, you are doing great. Only suggestion would be to review the level/band based criteria for internal growths

    Microsoft2015-10-17
  2. "softyware developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderābād
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    good environment high salary "Work-life balance is what you make it; always been fine for me" (in 859 reviews) "You will work with some incredibly smart people"

    Cons

    lots of work to do "Work life balance can be very bad" (in 552 reviews) "The performance review system is broken"

    Microsoft2015-10-29
  3. "SDET 2"

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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Hyderābād
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    Excellent people to work with. Very Good perks

    Cons

    Review system is very screwed. If ratings gets spoilt once it's hard to come out of that.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people as people

    Microsoft2015-04-07
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Stay at Microsoft"

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    Former Employee - Group Manager in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Perks, industry benchmarking Salary, Brand name,

    Cons

    Review system is horribly bad, need to scrap this system out. Indian employees play mere execution role with no say in the direction of the organisation.

    Microsoft2013-11-11
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    "Amazing benefits when you leave :)"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Hyderābād
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    1) If you work on the windows group you will get access to millions of lines of heavily cluttered code and within few months you will develop this ability to work through such complicated and convoluted code and In future someone who has always worked on a clean code base competes with you they will struggle whereas you will shine :) 2) If you leave msft to a different organization whom msft perceives as a competitor [the other company may not reciprocate this perception :) ] then they will pay you in full for your entire notice period and also waive off the notice period. So you get amazing benefits when you leave :) to the right company

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    Cons

    1) Heavily bureaucratic 2) Manager centric performance system.. This performance mgmt system is that which is tailored to manufacturing shop floors and not to a collaborative software development company. What you need is a peer review system not a manager centric system. 3) Engineering systems within microsoft arent even remotely close to those @ Google or Facebook or Twitter wrt to the exposure that you can get as an Engineer.

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    Microsoft2013-10-16
  6. "Not too shabby"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Hyderābād
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work timings Benefits and perks Great campus and infrastructure Big company and brand name many different opportunities to explore

    Cons

    The competition is withing the employees rather than with other companies The performance review system is horrible unless you are a yes man to the boss and his/her boss The politics in the middle management is quite demoralizing Need to have a Godfather in the company in order to rise No organic growth

    Advice to Management

    The HR should keep a close tab on how the performance evaluation is taking place for the teams. At times it is quite obvious that the people closer to the bosses get better rating than the ones that are doing better work. If you broadcast your values please stick by it. Saying the culture is open and respectful and not being able to express your opinion is quite a poor condition workplace for such a company.

    Microsoft2013-08-27
  7. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to learn and grow

    Cons

    The review system needs to relooked into

    Microsoft2013-05-10
  8. Helpful (1)

    "My first company so it was a great learning experience for 7 years"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Manager in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Amazing speed at which things are done, smart co-workers and great learning opportunities and global impact of your work. Excellent tools and infrastructure makes you very productive. Great medical benefits.

    Cons

    Zero work life balance, insane performance review system with a forced ranking system which makes everyone competitive instead of collaborative, ruthless managers who don't care about your career and will not let you move to another group/country. No shift premium / extra pay for overtime /odd hours worked.

    Advice to Management

    It's a glorified sweatshop.

    Microsoft2012-09-05
  9. "Overall not bad"

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    Software Development Engineer in Hyderābād
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    Great products and a good work life balance compared to other companies if you have the good fortune to work in the right teams

    Cons

    The review system is skewed. Way too many layers of management. Goals keep changing whenever there is a change in management(and that's quite frequent). A lot of politics in India, not sure if it's the same elsewhere.

    Microsoft2012-03-26
  10. Helpful (1)

    "The new rewards system is just evil"

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     in Hyderābād
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    1. Good breadth of products 2. Good company for college hires. 3. Good in campus facilities 4. Flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Weak management in IDC Salary not comparable to other companies Bad review system like college grades Stocks options are pretty bad. The stock prices never ever grow up.

    Advice to Management

    Change the review system. Revert to the previous one. Leads should be properly trained and should not be timid.Remove all the bureaucracy. To many processes which hampers normal developements.

    Microsoft2011-09-11
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