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Best place to work and one of the best product based companies out there. Great company to work. Management are collaborative and responsive. It has flexible working hours. All the teammates working in the projects are skilled and helpful whenever we required help.
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Good to work

I learned stuff about software engineering and process and got better at code reviews. They have a lot of cool internal tools that help you do your job faster. I also learned more about testing, the importance of unit testing, the importance of not moving your code up to the next branch if a unit test fails and dealing with hundreds of people working on the same branch. The main languages used at microsoft is C, C++, C# and C++/CX (don’t ask). You’ll probably run into HTML 5, javascript and CSS depending on your team. So like I said, cool tools and some good processes in place to help you become a better software engineer. The downside is that they limit themselves on technology they use (this could be changing since Satya is our CEO). What I mean by this is I’ve never really heard people talk about Unix, perl, python, Java or other languages. It’s like they don’t exist. I find this to be limiting.
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Great Place to Work

ProsGreat CultureGreat minds at workBoth way cabFree foodOther benefitsConsRecently, Microsoft has fall into same category like other employers, they have hired new employees with greater salary than the existing employees.
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Productive and Fun Workplace

Best Managers are present at Microsoft. Work-like balance is good, it is very competitive inside here.Everyone is supportive and a workaholic. And ya, the Food is very good :)


Bonus, Free Food and Supportive managers.


Nothing Much just sometimes long hours.
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Good company Great perks

Good company Great perks They care about employees. We get 200 food vouchers every day and free transport for office. There are also many medical benefits m
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One of the best work life balances in the entire IT industry. Engineering culture is great, with everyone knowing what they are doing.updates, sometimes can feel stagnant.Pays lesser than similar companies
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You can grow with the efforts you put

Awesome company to work.Work-life balance can be achieved easily.Managers promote for taking vacations. Technology wise , we can work on anything we want.


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office politics is still there
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Poor Management, lack of job security, work life is relaxed

The work life is better balanced than in other companies but the work is boring and the management is sluggish. The payscale is low, hence, not the best place to be in.
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A little bit hectic but enjoyable

Work life balance for an intern is nothing. Intern is expected to do work all day and also as this time the internship was WFH so we didn't get that much learning experience as compared to on-site internship.


Opportunity to work with really cool and talented people.


Hectic schedule
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Challenging and creative workspace

1. Teams are collaborative and lot of space for personal growth. 2. Management is really worst and quite biased about team members especially if you extraordinary.
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Fun working place

Enjoy working with some of the great minds from best colleges across the country.Work life balance is got.Pay is little under par compared to competitors.
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Worst Company in the world

Liar Liar pants on fire. Gave the best work to other people and leave you starving for credit. Don't work for it even if they pay you a million dollars
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Great Place to work

Great place to work but with MSGD , there are no big oppurtunities to learn since its services based. But the overall satsfaction was good since there were lot of perks and incentives.


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Work culture has lot of attitude
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great peers to learn from

Most of the peers were smart and helpful but the culture and lack of process enabled a handful of people to do all sorts of things to obstruct hardworking and responsible individuals career growth.
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Definitely a cool family to be associated with

I fulfilled various roles and overcame myriad of challenges during my tenure at Microsoft. Starting as a Service Operations Engineer, I got to experience the essence of a software engineer by working as a Tester, Developer and a Program Manager. I thoroughly enjoyed my time especially working as a Program Manager on Microsoft BING® product. Along side got to be a part of many voluntary initiatives and organize fun events.
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Good company to work for

Good company to work for with challenging work and work life balance. Pay standards should be improved a little. Changing the BU after should be easy to move after few years of working.
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Great place, work-life balance, fantastic management

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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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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Ok ok

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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Slow and outdated

I was with Microsoft IT. Most of the applications are 20 years old with no substantial investment in updating them. Most of the time went in bug fixing or resurrecting servers than in actual development.
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Good opportunity for new employee

A good place to work for people a new employee to learn international standards,Every day was a challenging day with the global clients. Friendly management with well mannered culture.
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3.9 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
4.1 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.5 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.6 out of 5 stars for Management
4.0 out of 5 stars for Culture

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