Microsoft Intern Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 10, 2014
Updated Aug 10, 2014
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Anonymous Employee
Anonymous Employee
Application Details

I interviewed through college or university - interviewed at Microsoft.

Interview Details

Was unsure about working for Microsoft, but I handed in my resume at the career fair anyway and got called for an interview the next day. The interviewer was very unprofessional. And when he asked and I described what I was looking for in a career, he took it to mean that I can't code (very false) and proceeded to a fifteen minute lecture on why coding was important. I lost interest in the interview soon after that.

Interview Questions
  • Fairly simple logic puzzle (because he assumed I couldn't code - even though my resume and I said otherwise).   Answer Question
No Offer
Negative Experience
Easy Interview

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university - interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    I gave my resume to a recruiter at my college career fair and got an email invitation to an on-campus interview about 2 months later. Microsoft interviewed about 30 - 40 students on my campus back to back for 3 days so there was a lot of competition.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  University of Colorado, CO
    Anonymous Employee in University of Colorado, CO
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Microsoft in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    First, Microsoft representatives visited my university for a resume review. They basically reviewed my resume and gave me some guidance about the things to put and to remove from there. Then, they invited me to a small competition, it had nothing to do with the internship, to solve some problems, and they gave the winners some coupons. Then, they sent me an Email to sign up for a secondary interview at my university after which I could qualify for an interview at Redmond.

    Interview Questions
    • It was not hard. He asked me to design and implement two simple functions enqueue and dequeue in any programming language I preferred.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    asked a lot of questions for the firstt phone screen

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    Submitted my resume through my school's career center. Contacted a couple weeks later to schedule a phone interview. Couldn't understand the interviewer. Was notified via email a few weeks later that I was not selected for the final round in Seattle.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a challenging project you have completed   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    I spoke on the phone first, then went to the Foundry for an interview

    Interview Questions
    • Given a string, say the most repeated letter in the string   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Redmond, WA
    Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
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    I interviewed through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Microsoft in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Great people

    Interview Questions
    • Asked how to code a program that draws a circle given a radius   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Bellingham, WA
    Anonymous Employee in Bellingham, WA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Microsoft in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interviewer called on time and we chitchatted for the first 5 minutes. It was mostly behavioral questions and brain teasers as he was from the HR.

    Interview Questions
    • The marble question. I've heard of it before, but didn't bother thinking about it or looking up the answer online beforehand. Should've been easy, but the interviewer "hinted" that it would be easier with some visualization, so I went with that approach, which didn't help me any bit.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Microsoft in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted directly early in the intern recruitment season by Microsoft, as a friend who was previously a Microsoft intern put my name down as a good possible fit. Flown straight to Seattle for final round interviews after a brief 15 minute phone interview. Four interviews in total, each lasting about one hour. Was for the embedded systems department. Group of interviewees were given their decisions immediately after interviews finished; a little awkward being in the "loser" group.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Basic data structures and algorithm questions were asked and was asked to write code. Which language we choose to write code was up to me. Once the basic algorithm was implemented, then, the question's complexity was increased. One good habit is to think out loud as that helps conveying to the interviewer on how we approach the problem. Overall experience was good.

    Interview Questions
    • I was expecting complex questions, but the interviewer asked very basic algorithm questions   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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