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Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
Application Details

The process took a weekinterviewed at Microsoft in April 2011.

Interview Details

phone interview to know background and technical details was most important

Interview Questions
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redmond, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redmond, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Microsoft in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    Not related to any specific technology. mostly about problem solving, programming and testing.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redmond, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redmond, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Microsoft in December 2009.

    Interview Details

    I provided my resume to my university's recruiter. I had worked with her in the past for a Microsoft sponsored student event, so she knew me.

    A few weeks later Microsoft was conducting interviews on my school campus and invited me for what they call "oncampus interviews." This takes the place of a phone screening. Before the interview I fill out a form stating what positions I'm interested in: SDET, SDE, or PM. On the day of the interview you are interviewed by a single person, who asks general questions, and then questions more specific to your preferred area.

    If you pass this phase you're invited to an interview at Microsoft, and you meet with multiple people, generally interviewed by two teams. You go to the office of the person interviewing you, and have to answer technical questions and do whiteboard programing. At each stage the interviewer can choose to send you home, but if they don't you're eventually interviewed by the fifth and final person, the hiring manager who has final say in whether you get an offer or not.

    It took several months before my last interview before I heard that I was going to be getting an offer. This was unusual compared to my friends experiences.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you design a CD player. Specifically, what UI choices would you make? And then how would you test it?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I did not attempted to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redmond, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redmond, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Microsoft in April 2008.

    Interview Details

    Resume being selected for the interview is the harder part in my opinion.
    Interviews are not so hard compared to Other equally popular companies.
    Most of the questions would be past interview questions found on internet.
    Even if you know answer right away , trying to deduce the procedure infront of the interviewer would be helpful in gaining a good impression.
    Roughly about 1 in 5 are selected from interviews.
    So if 20 guys are interviewed on your day. you would need to be atleast 4th best.

    Interview Questions
    • Given a square Grid of numbers, Considering all the numbers at the boundary as 1 layer and numbers just inside as another layer and so on how would you rotate each of the layers of the numbers by a given amount.   View Answers (3)
    Negotiation Details
    Cannot negotiate most of the time. Unless you are a top executive, VP and above.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Microsoft in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    Five rounds,
    All technical,Mangerial
    In depth knowledge of skill stes.
    Confidence level is a must.
    And dont give up atleast give it a try even thou u dont know.. but lil bit knowledge is required ans shud not be completely opposite.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Its already very much frm my expectations so need o negotiate for my level of experience.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Microsoft in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    The campus recruiter contacted me after I submitted my resume in the job fair. They arranged a 1:1 interview on campus a month later. It's not a difficult one. The interviewer just asked general questions to know the interviewee. No coding was tested on this interview. 2 weeks later, the recruiter provided me an onsite interview opportunity. There were 5 interviewer plus a lunch interview. It's more about the algorithm, team working, testing, and personality questions.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you make sure that two results from a database query request are identical?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at Microsoft in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    Complex

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation (atleast for an international hire) what is offered is what you get.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a dayinterviewed at Microsoft in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    Full day of interviews with different members of the team and different disciplines. Focus on my past knowledge and interest in the interviewer team and product. Interviewed with multiple teams, each team interview was 1 day. Some interviews required me to write code even thought the position was not for a developer. However, it was nothing to complex it was to show I understood the technical concepts.

    Interview Questions
    • Statics analysis question on how to deal cards for back jack at casino.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Yes
    Advice: Have a clear bottom line that takes into account all your needs.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Microsoft in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    Take two hours for two rounds of interviews. For the first interview, it consists three parts: 1. self-introduction and some questions about your CV, 2. writing code 3. interesting topics. For the 2nd interview, it is mainly focus on the complexity of algorithms and coding. Finally, you can raise several questions. The interviewers are nice.

    Interview Questions
    • The student cards are 7 digit numbers, from 0000000 to 9999999. If they are not in order and I would like to make it in-order. I will give you 6 helpers, how will you help me to solve this problem and the complexity of solving this problem.   View Answers (2)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a dayinterviewed at Microsoft in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    I worked with a recruiter to set up interviews for an open position. I was provided with a list of interviewers and some of their information. My day involved 4 technical interviews and one with the "As Appropriate" person. Each interviewer has a copy of my resume and for some of the interviews we talked about things on my resume. Questions like whether there are specific problems I had to solve in my previous job, and also questions like what I consider to be a hard problem. I was asked multithreaded programming question, OOP and design question, general data structure, and problem solving type questions. Make sure that you brush up on the fundamentals.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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