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Updated June 26, 2017
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  1. "Great Place to learn"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Program Manager in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Business Program Manager in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic place to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Nothing much sometimes mid management growth is a little poor

    Advice to Management

    Satya is rocking.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "MACH(campus hires) plz dont join"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Only Facilities(just food and transport)

    Cons

    Pathetic. Microsft GTSC is spoiling the life of Engineers, newly hired from top colleges. Apart from MACH, so called college hires, you dont see any engineers on floor, they are all from call centers or flunked in a degree and have no tech knowledge.
    Because of this the entire environment is political and they will not let you grow.
    Please quit as soon as you finish your internship.
    Dont fall for brand and pay. This is pathetic and will spoil your career and you wont know what to do next.

    Advice to Management

    This job doesnt require engineers, please stop hiring them. If you really want Mach, hire them with a higher posittion than frontline.
    Stop politics.


  3. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Maternity leave and sick leave

    Cons

    Work life balance is not very good


  4. "MSGD Hyderabad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Hyderabad (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Campus
    Some talented people
    Some large scale projects
    New learnings
    No swipe in and swipe out. Free meal coupon
    Better infrastructure.

    Cons

    Work life balance
    Bonus payout
    Work pressure
    Salary
    Shifts
    Concept of managers have more reporters and project managers controlling growth
    No transparency.

    Advice to Management

    Better not to use INDIA office as a dump yard


  5. "Associate Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company to start your career, obviously brand matters.

    Cons

    Growth seems little slow but performance with impact helps.


  6. "very good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Engineer II in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Employee - Service Engineer II in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    employee caring and progressive culture. good values.

    Cons

    defensive and some survival tricks in the sysytem

    Advice to Management

    good


  7. Helpful (3)

    "MACH HIRES DO NOT JOIN MICROSOFT GTSC!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Support Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Support Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Facilities and nothing else.
    DO NOT FALL PREY TO FREE STUFF PROVIDED!

    Cons

    This review is for the young ENGINEERS from TOP colleges of India who decide to join Microsoft GTSC role as soon as they finish their Degrees.
    Microsoft hires from Campuses. they are known as MACH hires. We are a part of them. We got carried away by the brand name and the pay that they offered. One of the pro's of being a MACH is you will be treated like royalty in GTSC for the initial few months. The administration who take care of MACH are EXELLENT. But once you get pushed to different teams and you come under different administration your life is going to change. However, there are one/two teams which have good administration but the chances of getting into those teams are very rare. Even if you do get into those teams, the fact is this job does not deserve engineers. It requires the skillset of a person who can sell solutions to customers.

    They say that GTSC is not a call center but it is run by the authorities like a call center. We are from one of the topmost colleges in India and we came in to this role thinking it will be a journey of a lifetime. Yes it has become an unforgettaale journey for all of us.

    This company is full of politics and biased managers ,ego filled and lazy engineers on floor and arrogant technical advisors (However, there might be exceptions). BUT NEVER TAKE THIS AS YOUR FIRST JOB! Choose to be a developer in a startup for a lesser pay, but never take up this job! Tech support is a kind of job which requires capability of selling solutions to the customers. this job is not for people who come from TECH background.

    This job is considered as a golden opportunity for people who come from call center backgrounds who learn a bit of tech stuff and find their way until Microsoft. this job is not for students who come from campuses, who would have worked hard for four years. also, to mention one of the most important things, you can hardly find people with Engineering background in this company. They just know how to troubleshoot and lack technical knowledge. Talking about the growth here, almost every engineer is sluggish and they will drag you down when you decide to grow fast.

    Looking at the opportunity outside GTSC once you get here is almost nil. You will be supporting a Microsoft product and you WILL NOT have any other job opportunity. Even if you do, the pay will be bad and will be unwilling to quit and you will be forced to stay here.

    Also, the shifts that you will have to work in. You will become an unhealthy person with all sorts of health problems. You will have to sleep at around 8 AM in the morning and get up at 5 PM in the evening and run to the office. Your whole eating habits will change. You will feel very unhealthy. Also, working at night will take a toll on your mental health because you will not be in contact with the world at all, as you will be sleeping in the day and working at night. The only set of faces whom you'll see is your teammates.

    You will be asked to work over weekends like Sunday to Saturday or Tuesday to Saturday, which will drift you away from normal life. You will start to forget the feel of Sunday morning, as even if you work from Monday to Friday shift, you wont be able to sleep on Saturday night(as you will be awake all over night for the whole week) and sleep through whole day of Sunday. To add on to the woes of this job, any National holiday is considered as a leave. But in order to stay home that day you will need manager approval for it as only a particular number of people can be on leave for a particular day. Most of the time you will be not be getting it as the old employees are smart enough to block it soon and you will be working even during a national holiday. FOR EXAMPLE: YOU WILL HAVE TO WORK DURING DIWALI/CHRISTMAS or INCLUDING NEW YEAR'S EVE!!

    If you notice, you can ask hundred people who are currently working and ask them how is the job and everyone gives a good opinion. It's because of the fear of the higher authority like their managers. Do not fall for their words as they will be helplessly hiding the actual truth.

    Last but not the least, there will be a huge chunk of people coming from a particular company( Which is basically a call center and we do not wish to disclose the name of that company), who are mostly not engineers and do not have any tech knowledge. You will feel ashamed to sit alongside people who lack tech knowledge and boss over you. also, to mention most of the people (99% and their might be very few exceptions) have reached Microsoft GTSC not by studying the technology, but by being nice to higher officials. If you are from a reputed college, you will not have the mindset of bowing your head without any reason(unless if required) and you will be indirectly punished by higher authorities for not doing so(In terms of year end reviews).

    MY ADVICE TO ALL CAMPUS HIRES : Take this job up only if you want to spoil your health and career. If you are from one of the best colleges from INDIA, my advice is not to take up this job. We all know how difficult it is to crack a Entrance exam and find ways to topmost colleges. Don't commit the mistake of joining a TECH SUPPORT. It doesn't matter even if it is Microsoft tech Support! DO NOT FALL PREY FOR THE FACILITIES THEY PROVIDE AND THE PAY THEY PROVIDE! You will be treated like you are from a call center and will be shouted upon by higher authority people like a worker in factory. Do not consider this review as one person's opinion, this is a collective opinion from almost whole of the MACH community.

    Advice to Management

    Please do not hire engineers as MACH's for Microsoft GTSC. It will literally spoil their career. In case if they are hired, hire in small number and train them for Escalation positions and offer the position based on merit .


  8. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Brand, Salary and work environment

    Cons

    No Cons as such. Mid level employees can get stuck in same role if they are not planned about it.

    Advice to Management

    Need more support system for employees joining from outside.


  9. "Good place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Hyderabad (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent work environment , perks, salary

    Cons

    Exposure to latest technologies will be slow compared to others


  10. "Best Experience so Far"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Management Trainee in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Intern - Management Trainee in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    best culture
    learning
    great management
    high future scope

    Cons

    Work pressure , but where we do not have a work pressure,we learn slow.


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