work culture

Fast paced, challenging, and a whole lot of fun—that is how our employees describe the work culture at MSIDC. Whether at your workstation, in a virtual meeting with another part of the world, or taking a coffee break with friends, you will always find yourself collaborating, sharing new ideas and working on high impact products and technologies that impact billions of people around the world. Working on products that have worldwide impact, you would be encouraged to take on big Challenges all the time. Whether you are working on the next version of Windows, developer tools, Office or the next generation mobile platform, it is hard to underestimate the work we accomplish.


MSIDC is a conglomeration of a diverse set of people with unique experiences, skills and passions, bound together by a common passion for technology and a belief in its tremendous impact on the world. Diversity and Inclusion are integral to our vision, strategy and success. Our work culture recognizes and respects people with diverse perspectives and skillsets. We are also broadening awareness around gender diversity and have several initiatives which make our company a truly inclusive workplace. MSIDC is aiming to become the top company of choice for women engineers keen to build long term careers in technology.

Our learning and development initiatives are tailored to help employees acquire deep domain expertise and engineering excellence to be able to grow in a career path of their choice. The Manager Excellence initiative is focused on raising awareness and improving manager capability. Comprising senior managers, the program aims to build a self-sustaining manager community where managers help managers—a scalable model which has a multiplier effect on productivity and impact. Fostering leadership is at the core of a benchmarking program which identifies and nurtures top technology talent with leadership potential. Apart from helping them develop the requisite skill sets, we provide visibility for these employees amongst Microsoft leadership worldwide.

Building great products requires understanding the needs and perspectives of our diverse set of customers and partners. MSIDC Connect is a set of programs which enable our employees to connect with the actual and potential users of our products, eg developers, IT professionals, students and faculty, to obtain product feedback which can be used to create better versions of future products. The annual Bring Your Child to Work day allows employees to get their children to office and introduce them to the excitement of technology and their parent’s contribution to the tremendous impact Microsoft technologies are making worldwide.

At MSIDC, we provide our employees with a world-class environment that promotes innovation, productivity and desired work/life balance. In today’s hectic world, careers are demanding, but if your work is to be fun and rewarding, it must take its place and priority alongside your other life interests. Our employee-friendly HR policies are customized for each location. A flexible work culture, access to the latest productivity tools, training and resources and a comprehensive family life, medical and dental insurance and relocation program are some of these initiatives.

The backdrop to all the great people and software development is a work environment that encourages fun and collaboration. It is not unusual to look out into the atrium and see employees having coffee, playing table tennis, or talking about their projects while shooting pool. The high energy environment encourages you to get out and keep going.

employee speak

Given Microsoft’s strong leadership base, at any point of time, I can find a suitable mentor for myself.


Principal Design Lead

Talk your work, talk your compensation, talk the people, talk the campus: if you want to work in an established company, Microsoft is a truly great place.


Software Design Engineer