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Application

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Microsoft (Redmond, WA) in April 2011.

Interview

two phone interviews, then onsite

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    Engineering Interview

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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Microsoft (Seattle, WA) in April 2010.

    Interview

    Easy programming question, but wasn't ready for the question at hand and was out of practice. Interviewer was fakely interested in what I had to say. Overall a pretty bad interview. Culture seemed very impersonal and superficial. The process of receiving an interview was very informal. Generally speaking, it seems really random who got through and who didn't. I was hoping for the program manager position and got programming questions, whereas another friend didn't get any. Who you get interviewed by is a very determining factor.

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    Engineering Interview

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    Application

    The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Microsoft (Redmond, WA) in November 2009.

    Interview

    Too slow, moves so slow that you can just keep waiting. Plus you meet rude people who are more interested in finding personality fits than work fits.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you plan this project?   1 Answer
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    Engineering Interview

    No Offer
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    Application

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Microsoft (Redmond, WA) in May 2009.

    Interview

    Had a phone interview... asked hypothetical questions and some about my current job, challenges, and qualifications for a future position. Found it to be an easy phone interview but did not get an offer. Technical qualifications were addressed and evaluated.

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    Engineer Interview

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    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Microsoft in March 2012.

    Interview

    The interviewer ask me some algorithm problems.
    These problems are sorting, traveling in a binary tree, and traveling in a single-linked list.
    The interviewer called me and tell me the problems orally.
    He opened a google document, and watch how I write programs.
    After I write the program, he asked the time complexity about the program.

    Interview Questions

    • How to find the most duplicated number in a array?
      For example, the array is [0, 9, 7, 8, 5, 6, 3, 0, 1, 0], the number 0 appear three times. The most duplicated number is 0.
       
      1 Answer
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    Engineering Interview

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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Microsoft in August 2011.

    Interview

    First i cleared the written test that consisted of aptitude and technical test and got selected for interview

    Interview Questions

    • getting preorder traversal   1 Answer
    • getting posr-order traversal   1 Answer
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    Engineering Interview

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    Application

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Microsoft in February 2011.

    Interview

    i applied the intern through their website. After 3 days, I was notified that I will get a phone interview. The phone interview is carried out by a HR, who did not ask any kind of technical question. All the questions she asked are background - related.

    Interview Questions

    • what is the most difficult problem you have ever met in your project?   Answer Question
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    Application

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Microsoft in January 2011.

    Interview

    They ask question like mathmatical puzzles.....they wanted to how i approach things or i can say how i react to things...it was for my internship 2011 summer.....
    4 rnds
    written
    tech written
    tech interview
    hr

    Interview Questions

    • lift design for a ten-storied building where no staircase is used by the residents   Answer Question
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    Engineer Interview

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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Microsoft (Bangalore (India)) in October 2010.

    Interview

    three rounds of interviews. mainly asked from data structures, rdbms, and puzzles. and also from oops

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    Engineer Interview

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    No Offer
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    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a weekinterviewed at Microsoft in June 2010.

    Interview

    Very well done and thorough. Treated well, asked back for 2nd interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain your weakness, and give specific example [note: yes, should not have been unexpected]   Answer Question

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