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Updated Dec 30, 2014
Updated Dec 30, 2014
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Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
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I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Microsoft.

Interview Details

I gave Microsoft recruiters my resume at the job fair and they contacted me that night inviting me to a dinner with them and other potential employees a few days later. About a week after the job fair I got an email inviting me to an on campus interview. The interview said I would hear back from them in a month (regardless of the result). About three weeks later I got an email telling me I had passed to final round interviews the following month. I went to the Boston office and had 4-45 minute interviews over the course of a morning. They were all very nice and made sure to give time between interviews to recuperate. The coulture at Microsoft seemed great, especially with the changes being made by the new CEO. They are more receptive to open source and non-windows solutions.

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Accepted Offer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    Over phone interview, all behavioral questions. One logic puzzle.The interview lasted app 30 minutes. The guy seemed impatient because I was the last one of the day. It went well, I asked him some questions to show interest about women in the company. His answer was kind of made up. Made up some stats on Google, which are not correct.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Gave resume to recruiter at job fair, about a month later I did an interview in person at my school, about two weeks later got invited to hiring day. The interviewers were friendly, smart, and the questions weren't extremely difficult

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    moved quickly, had interview on campus, then at the microsoft campus had four rounds of interview. each interview was around fourty five minutes
    moved quickly, had interview on campus, then at the microsoft campus had four rounds of interview. each interview was around fourty five minutes
    moved quickly, had interview on campus, then at the microsoft campus had four rounds of interview. each interview was around fourty five minutes

    Accepted Offer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    From the time I gave my resume to when I got my offer, it took about 2 months.

    1) Microsoft was at my school lobby and I dropped off my resume.
    2) About 3-4 weeks later I was invited to a 30-min interview on my University's campus. The interview was easy. First part was to describe a hard project or bug I worked on, and the second part was to code on the white board. Coding question was: Given a string and two chars, find the minimum distance between those two characters in the string.
    3) Since I had another offer which had a near deadline, Microsoft got back to me quickly within a week. I was invited to their Redmond campus for 3 45-min interviews. I did badly in the first question and didn't get to finish my code, did great on the second, and average on the third.

    The entire interview process went smoothly and traveling to Redmond was great since everything was paid for and organized really well. I got my interview results in an email when I got back to my hotel after the interview day.

    Interview Questions
    • Given a binary tree, where each node has a third reference which is not yet initialized, go through the tree and point the third reference to the rightmost tree node on the same level. If there are no other nodes to its right, point it to null.   View Answers (2)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Met with a recruiter during an on campus career day and dropped off my resume. Got contacted about a week later for an on-campus interview. The interview was a short, about ~45 minutes with the first 20 minutes going over my resume, experiences, and other behavioral questions. The last part was a single technical question and going over my solution. The question will be very very easy if you know your stuff or just read CTCI. After that interview I got flown out to Seattle and interviewed at the Bellevue Bing Office. It was a entire day of interviews, I had 4 including a lunch interview. Two interviews were very similar to the first, but with harder technical questions. Two interviews were purely behavioral. Heard back about a week and a half later (mine was quicker than what others may have experienced since I had other offers on the table already).

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Microsoft in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a recruiter over the summer and I gave them my resume. Didn't hear back until around Novemberish where I was told I would be interviewing for a Software Developer job.

    Had my phone interview the following week, nothing crazy, no technical questions. Just a resume review and a few behavioral questions relating to both how I handle team situations as well as my thought process when coding. Was contacted a week after saying they would like to fly me in for an onsite interview.

    The trip was great. Everything was paid for including hotel, food, transportation. I didn't spend a dime in my time at Redmond.

    The interview process was stressful but not ridiculous. The recruiters did their best to ease our stress and make us enjoy our time at Microsoft. I had four interviews with 15 minute breaks in between. The interviewers were nice and seemed like they really were invested in us. The technical questions were fairly challenging but not so crazy that I wasn't able to come up with a solution in a reasonable amount of time.

    Interview Questions
    • Given a sorted array, write a function that will create a binary search tree from the array.   View Answers (2)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Microsoft in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted via email and invited to an on-campus interview that lasted 30 minutes long. I was given two programming questions, one related to graphs and the other related to a subarray sum problem. After a few days, I was contacted for second round interviews in Boston, all expenses paid, to be interviewed at the Microsoft Research Building. I had 4 45 minute interviews in the morning, and received an internship offer within a week.

    Interview Questions
    • Given a hashmap of abbreviations to a list of what the abbreviations stand for, write a program to guess new abbreviations' expanded forms (even though each letter could stand for many things) based on the mutual probabilities of the words being together in the existing abbreviation database.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Microsoft in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I had one phone screening interview that of 90 minutes length.

    After the interview, the recruiter and scheduler contacted me to schedule the onsite interview.

    Microsoft took care everything about hotel reservations, ticketing airplanes, airport pickup taxi and etc.

    There were three technical interviews and one interview with hiring manager.

    Interview Questions
    • Mostly string manipulation and array related questions. I got one tree related question that needed to be used with DFS traversals.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Microsoft in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Submitted resume at college career fair. I received an email requesting an on campus interview and signed up for a slot. The interview was routine with a technical question. He asked a lot of questions about my resume. He had me describe a project I had done in detail. Onsite was 4 hour-long interviews. Technical, behavioral, resume. Fun and positive vibe.

    Interview Questions
    • Details of implementations of past projects.
      Reverse the words in a sentence: "This is a sentence." becomes "sentence. a is This"
       
      Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    None
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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