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hire to fire
Software Engineer2 (Current Employee) –  Hyderabad, TelanganaDecember 8, 2018
Micrososft usually hire to fire them in next couple of years so as to retain their old team.They have culture that manager shall need to give the stack ranking to HR for their team.Most of times, the lowest one will be the new joinee in the team.It is clearly understable that how one guy who joined whithin a year will surpass the existing employess who has worked for more than 10 years.

So to retain the existing folks....they will hire and keep the new joinee as bottom in ranking.They will not consider the hard work/ effort and value added during the one year.Because they will hire to fire next apprisal to retain the other team members.

Hence if you are new to any team...please be careful...

if your team has multiple members of new joinees, then your risk may be bit less.

if you are the only one hired and all other guys are old folks.Then you are scapegoat. becareful.
Pros
stock bonus on hire, facilities
Cons
hire to fire. new joinees are at big risk, job security
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Awesome culture and learning opportunity
HR Business Operations Analyst (Former Employee) –  ChennaiDecember 25, 2018
Awesome culture and learning opportunity.
Top management is highly focused.
Work life balance is moderate
Job security is moderate.
Growth within HR is highly limited
Pros
Free lunch, Education, Cab, Cafeteria
Cons
Growth within HR is highly limited
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Great place, work-life balance, fantastic management
Software Developer in Testing (Former Employee) –  INOctober 30, 2018
Great place, work-life balance, fantastic management - loved my time there. Management took personal interest in my career growth and advancement, ensured I gave my personal life importance.
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Good place to work
Software Engineer 2 (Current Employee) –  Hyderabad, TelanganaOctober 27, 2018
Its a great place to work but the tech stack is old and if you are here for long then you might get stuck. Overall its a really good place to work with great management and monetary benefits
Pros
Free food, great campus, open office, worklife balance
Cons
old tech stack, less growth
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Great Please to Work
Software Development Engineer 2 (Former Employee) –  Hyderabad, TelanganaJuly 25, 2018
It is really Great Company to work with.
You can get to work at desired technology as they have lots of option across various team.
you will get lots of freedom to show up your Idea.
Pros
Good Salary, Good Perks, Lot of Technology Options
Cons
Little bit Work life balance, Pressure is bit more
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Productive work environment
Senior Support Engineer (Individual Contribution) (Former Employee) –  Bengaluru, KarnatakaSeptember 6, 2018
The work culture allows you to grow your technical skills. You learn from your peers. Management is supportive during any crisis. the most enjoyable part was to work with fortune 500 clients
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Amazing work culture with great learning environment
HR Recruiter Associate (Former Employee) –  Hyderabad, TelanganaJuly 9, 2018
Microsoft is a great diverse company with amazing learning exp with diverse culture and benefits . since I was in staffing and recruitments it gave me a lot of exposure to meet and interview people from across globes . Microsoft always helped with updating technologies with seminar
Pros
Free snacks and amazing campus facility
Cons
distance
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good
SOFTWARE ENGINEER (Current Employee) –  HyderabadOctober 3, 2018
Typical day work not hectic , learned new and latest technologies, top management is good but team level it depends on person to person. workplace culture varies team by team .
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Good to learn more from work area and staff.
Sales Executive (Current Employee) –  Bhilai, ChhattisgarhAugust 7, 2018
Nice work culture
Maintaining time to time management
Offering new challenges for work and gain incentive
A good break time
A great management system for senior and fresher employee and make good communication atmosphere for all staff
Pros
Friendly atmosphere
Cons
Be at your work
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Ok ok
Software Engineer (Former Employee) –  Hyderabad, TelanganaJune 21, 2018
Everything was okayish, but the work-life balance was good. Lots of politics, incompetent management, no proper code reviews or peer feedback, evaluations solely on relationships with teammates.
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management is not upto the mark
SharePoint Support Engineer (Current Employee) –  India bengaluruAugust 18, 2018
management is not up to the mark, less knowledge in india , very much perceived about engineer doesn't notify you when you doing wrong.
You can be fired anytime
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productive and fun work place
software engineer 2 (Current Employee) –  india,hyderabadAugust 1, 2018
productive and fun work place
good please to work
most challenging people
senior management is not good
workplace culture
very less opportunities to work on new technologies
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Place to learn and grow with opportunities at every step
Consultant (Former Employee) –  Hyderabad, TelanganaJanuary 4, 2018
Microsoft has a very open culture where people learn from each other and provide constant feedback for improvement of their subordinates as well as their peers.
The managers are never micro-managing and give you endless opportunities to carve out your own career using the vast number of opportunities available within Microsoft. Microsoft encourages its employees to learn on the go and so the best of resources are available within a few clicks for free.

However, expectations from employees in Microsoft is similarly large, where you will be put to a new challenge every day and you would need to find your own way out, which might mean some sacrifice in the work life balance aspect.
Pros
Perks and opportunities for self development
Cons
Work-life balance
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Nice company to work with
Sr. Associate (Former Employee) –  Mumbai, MaharashtraJuly 7, 2018
Good company to work with, good management, salary on time joining and exit formalities will be conduct smoothly , will join the company again in future
Pros
Transportation
Cons
No proper growth
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Cloud support engineer
Cloud support engineer (Former Employee) –  bangaloreNovember 22, 2018
It was a fantastic experience working in Microsoft premises as a contractor. But has to re-locate to hyderabad from bangalore due to process movement or outsourcing.
Pros
work life balance
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Good company to work
Sr. Cloud Solution Architect (Current Employee) –  Mumbai, MaharashtraDecember 11, 2018
Work life balance, run your business at your own with total liberty under policies.
Good to work in this organization as you get better work life balance
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Great Research Groups at MSR
Research Intern, Microsoft Research (Current Employee) –  Bangalore, KANovember 15, 2018
Was an intern at Microsoft Research India. Very smart people, Amazing work culture, relaxed and encouraging atmosphere, very supportive team and lots of freedom to work on research problems with minimal hand holding.
Pros
Relaxed Atmosphere
Cons
Nothing really
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Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Bangalore, KarnatakaJune 20, 2018
Good company to work in where there is work-life balance but a lot of insecurity. Overall, I would recommend Microsoft as a good employer with good pay benefits
Pros
Free lunches
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good culture
Software Development Engineer Intern (Former Employee) –  IndiaNovember 18, 2018
The company's work culture is pretty good. I got to learn a lot of stuff while I was an intern at Microsoft. They give real projects to interns which actually go into production.
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Great company to work with
Technical Advisor/ Technical Support Lead (Current Employee) –  IndiaNovember 10, 2018
Allows to learn an grow; access to lot of learning resources, effective collaboration helps to learn and grow, Mentors around to guide you on your career
Cons
Internal Offshore jobs unavailable due visa and relocation
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