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Microsoft Reviews in India

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
9,044 Reviews
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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.  

    Slightly rocky recently

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderābād (India)

    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
  2.  

    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 (India)
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Bangalore (India)

    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
  3.  

    Good Company

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

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

    Pros

    good culture
    good environment
    good growth
    Paymaster
    Everything is good

    Cons

    Nothing is bad here.Just have to work good to get the works done !!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work !

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    SDET at Microsoft

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

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

    Pros

    Its a great experience to work at Microsoft. You work with the smartest people, on extremely high impact projects.

    Cons

    No cons really! Just have to be aware that you have to give in your best to stand out amongst the smartest people! :)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Everything is just show OFF as the Brand Name

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

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Not even 1 good reason one should work here. Culture,Management,work everything is just below average. I know its hard for people to believe this but its actually true that Microsoft is no more the place to work for. It is just getting worst and worst day by day. Will advise each one to think 10 times before joining here rather than regretting later.

    Cons

    Lots and lots of challenges.
    1. No job security at all.
    2. Work culture is poor.
    3. The work is NOT satisfactory.
    4. Worst management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No use of giving any advise to people who are deaf and dumb.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Work culture
    Work life balance
    Lot of things to learn
    Gifts

    Cons

    Middle level management don't listen to employees
    Work gets assigned without considering the employee opinion
    Avoid AppEx A.k.a AMP A.k.a ICE group

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At least ask for your employees opinion, Don't just assign the work based on your assumptions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    okiesh

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

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

    Pros

    OK salary at start
    Managers are self centered

    Cons

    No good hikes
    corporate environment
    promotions are not based on work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    technical advisor

    • 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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    nice place to work, if you know how to manage management

    Cons

    politics is a killer in the indian space

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    High performance standards.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    I worked in Microsoft Global Delivery, India.

    * Good campus facilities.
    * Above market-average pay.
    * Talented colleagues.

    Cons

    * High performance standards puts a lot of pressure on individuals.
    * More onus on individuals to highlight the work.
    * Too many tools used - Requirements management, Code coverage etc, even for simple projects.
    * Too much focus on selling Microsoft products and not caring enough for the customer needs.
    * Firing employees based on short-term HR needs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Every now and then, HR department comes out with numbers to axe. Based on these numbers, Microsoft removes certain percentage of employees every 2-3 years. Such short-sighted attempts to boost profitability has made Microsoft an undesirable place to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Microsoft

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Support Lead in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Technical Support Lead in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Great place to work at.

    Cons

    Flexibility while choosing next roles could have been a little better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great Leadership

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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