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Updated July 27, 2015
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  1. Sr. Software Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Microsoft (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Value driven company with focus on innovation

    Cons

    Development opportunities are too much focused in US


  2. Senior Software Eng

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    - Great Peers - Good Managers - Cares about employees

    Cons

    - Cost cutting measures for a flatter organization - Forcing Leads/Managers to take IC positions - Having a structure not level adjusted to industry ..

    Advice to Management

    Takes the Test Discipline more seriously and manage the current discontent among people


  3. Just Awesome

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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

    Pros

    Good Career Opportunities. Good Compensation & Benefits.

    Cons

    Need to work on Work/Life Balance.


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  5. Best place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Escalation Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Support Escalation Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Microsoft

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

    Pros

    Work- life balance, very good compensation, stock options, employee satisfaction, great facilities, free food (that too awesome food), free transport (Air conditioned) and a management team who listens to the employees.

    Cons

    I haven't seen any specific cons though. Depending on the region, the team etc, there could be room for improvement.

    Advice to Management

    NA


  6. Very Good

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

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

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

    Pros

    1) Very good campus with all facilities. Probably the best office in India among all IT Companies. 2) Very cool and clam people. 3) Hyderabad as a city is very good, it is well planned, everything is in 10km radius. 4) CTC wise good. Your hard work is appreciated with promotion, stocks and increment. 5) Good performance bonus each year.

    Cons

    Work in some teams may not suit your interests. Some teams are maintaining products, you may not like that.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. No advice as such in particular. Enjoyed working there and had really very good time.


  7. good better best

    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Very smart people doing good work

    Cons

    too much politics in mgmt

    Advice to Management

    do some work with real value


  8. Former PM at MS IDC

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager II in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Program Manager II in Hyderābād (India)

    I worked at Microsoft

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

    Pros

    Best company / great work culture. Amongst all the companies i worked MS was outstanding in terms of job satisfaction and work culture. I was let go to layoffs - it's been almost 3 years since i was employed but till today i feel part of it.Get to work on cutting edge nextgen technology.

    Cons

    Nothing except layoff's if that can be curbed.

    Advice to Management

    It's been 3 years since i worked in MS IDC but till date i feel part of it, anyone taking down on WP or Win8 or any other MS product i take it personally and vehemently defend the products. At home i made sure everyone is on WP8 :). Just recently i got a dream that Satya offers me job back at IDC . I can only wish more oppurtunity comes in at IDC and we can be onboarded back to cutting edge "bandwagon". Keep rocking !


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    MSIT Work Culture

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

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, excellent facilities and learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Extremely unsafe and political environment, fear of speaking the truth, high distrust between employees, too much of mimicking management leader's works and phrases, authority without influence, inability of managers to control rogue behaviors, bullies, lying, mud slinging. Self imposed incompetence, lack of ownership of decision making at team level. Pathetically poor decision making at management level, absurd criteria for decisions, eliminating capable candidates from key meetings etc... Not easy to get accustomed to the culture - "anyone who joins Microsoft (MSIT) his career starts after one year" is an arrogant saying with in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Hire well qualified, capable managers with good value system and performance history. Management should focus on what Microsoft defines as values and delivery principles, what the company portrays in its management and personality trainings. The management should have the ability to identify and promote right behaviors; and equally good at identifying and eliminating counterproductive behaviors. Microsoft is a wonderful company, but unfortunately it is run by incompetent and valueless managers who somehow made it to wrong positions. Too much of money wastage on team outings, too much time wastage at office. Poor quality in delivery and not very productive delivery with regards to time. The explanation is again flimsy - "cost center" so we can eat away companies' time and money.


  10. Review of Microsoft from an SDET

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Microsoft

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    THE best employee friendly policies - Eg : flexi timings, very good medical insurance for self and family members, safe and free of cost home drops ...... lot more :)

    Cons

    At times work becomes not so challenging - may be due to the project itself or due to the clerical tasks ( filling up forms etc ) involved in the work.


  11. Good company with Bad leaders

    Current Employee - Associate Consultant
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant

    I have been working at Microsoft (Less than a year)

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good opportunities, New technology, Access to resources

    Cons

    Bad leaders, too much politics



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