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Great company

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Microsoft full-time

Pros

lots of things to work on and always changing

Cons

can be demanding and long hours

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Review on Microsoft Global Services, Hyderabad

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    1. The work culture.
    2. The crowd - all the talented people you work & interact with
    3. Compensation & benefits are competitive with the market
    4. Open door culture - you can literally reach out to anyone at any level and express your opinion

    Cons

    1. Although the performance management system @ Microsoft is relatively better than some of the similar ranked companies in India; it can get very manipulative & diluted at the ground level. At the end of the day your manager would be trying to fit you within a curve. Also, even if you have done a great job through out the year that does not guarantee you a very good review as your performance is compared against your peers; in spite of the fact that not everyone might have done the same level/complexity/type of work as you did; which is kind of absurd.

    2. The quality of work which comes to this (primarily) offshore based team has been detoriating over time. Although you might end up getting a Consultant title, most of the time you would end up working on repetitive type tasks (which are generally done by any other SI's with a larger team). Very less and rare customer facing opportunities.

    3. Very very slow career growth rate within the organization. It used to be much better when the Org size used was smaller (in terms of people).

    4. At times you are required to sign-up for some really unrealistic commitments, which you may not be able to meet or will just meet them for the sake of it (compromising the quality).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. The people managers need to be more focused towards the overall development of the resource.
    2. In lot of aspects quality has started to take the back seat, whereas quantity has more focus, which will only negatively impact the brand & image of Org in the long run. Focus on quality (more than anything else), I'm sure you don't want it to end up as a mere body shop.
    3. Have a more concrete and predictable career growth plan and relook at the performance management system. In its current form, it does not help or reward consistently the Individual Contributor roles. A lot is left with how the system is perceived by the people managers. Overall, lacks consistency which fails to reward everyone against there performance.

    Approves of CEO
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    good job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    hours are controlled
    easy job
    fun place to work
    lots of money in the company

    Cons

    boring products
    too much bureaucracy
    too many managerial layers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    spice up the product management and make faster decisions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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