Careers and working culture in Microsoft!

Overview – Microsoft is  an American multinational headquartered in Redmond, Washington. It develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a wide range of products and services related to computing. It is one of the world’s largest software maker in terms of revenues as well as world’s most valuable companies. It has earned revenue of approximately US$74billion for March’2012.


 Working Culture :  Microsoft culture respect diversity, support career development and reward good performance. It offers around 2,000 training, mentoring and stretch assignments to develop the capabilities and competencies of its workforce. Movement across professions is also encouraged. It offers host of flexible benefits to its employees such as healthcare coverage including dental and vision coverage, reimbursement of health club memberships; family & parenting benefits including maternity leaves, paid time offs for new mom and dad, reimbursement of crèche fees and stock purchase plan


Hiring Process : For the campus recruitment, it chooses top institutes and sometimes on the need basis also conducts off-campus hiring. The campus selection process begins with written test to assess the general & technical aptitude of the candidate and then 2-3 interview rounds. For lateral hiring the selection process involves first phone screening through technical interview and then another round of technical interview followed by an HR round. For off-campus hiring either walk-in are conducted or one can apply through the job openings on the company website.

Salaries :

Microsoft pays the fresh engineering graduates close to INR 4.5 LPA. It is also a matter of prestige to be associated with Microsoft as it is the industry leader in software industry.