Microsoft Intern Interview Questions

Updated Jul 17, 2014
Updated Jul 17, 2014
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Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied through college or university. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Microsoft.

Interview Details

1 HR interview that included behavioural questions in addition to ligh technical questions, followed by 3 onsite interviews. 2 interview were focused on coding, and the third was purely testing.

Interview Questions
Accepted Offer

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    Intern Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months - interviewed at Microsoft in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Passed the first round on campus. Then they flew me to Bellevue, WA for on-site. 4 interviews back to back. Both behavioral and technical questions were asked. The recruiter told us the result right after the interview

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing unexpected, just open technical questions that require a clear thinking process   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    First-round was medium difficulty.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Interviewed for SDE Internship, consisted of 3 rounds. First 2 were on campus, last round was at Redmond. First 2 rounds were heavily technical, last round consisted of 2 interviews not as technical as previous rounds. Interviewers were very nice and passionate about what they did, questions they asked were all very fair and nothing surprising.

    Interview Questions
    • Fairly standard technical questions about algorithms and data structures.   Answer Question
    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 4+ weeks - interviewed at Microsoft in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, and get an invitation for interview at the same day. one on campus interview, and one on site interview. Microsoft pay for almost everything, and It was a great experience. Took me a day to get the result.

    Interview Questions
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Microsoft in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied at the career fair (I attend a top CS school) and was asked to interview on campus shortly after. The interview on campus asked me which role I was going for, and I told him that I did not have a preference, and he ultimately sent me to the final round for the SDET position. On site, I attended what they call an "event", where 15 of us were there together in a room, went to four interviews each, and were hanging out in the room between those interviews. After the fourth interview, we all hung out for an hour, and they told us each the offer decision one-by-one. It was overall a great process.

    None of the questions were crazy hard or crazy algorithmic.

    Interview Questions
    • Program a function that takes in two words and checks if the first is a substring of the second.   View Answer
    • Find the angle between the hour, minute, and second hand on a clock at any given time.   Answer Question
    • Merge two sorted arrays in place, with the second array having enough space to fit in the first. Do not create a new array.   Answer Question
    • Why do you want the SDET role instead of the SDE role?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I was much more excited about an offer I got at a different company, though I was also excited about Microsoft.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy 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 6 weeks - interviewed at Microsoft in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    My friend recommended me to Microsoft. I think I basically skipped the first round interviews, I had a brief conversation with the recruiter over the phone about my interests but that was it before on site interviews in Seattle. The Seattle interviews were really fun. I was part of an "event" which means that there were a lot of us interviewing for the same teams. There were 4, 45 minute onsite interviews where we talked about what I had done previous summers and where I answered the usual coding interview questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Most questions were pretty standard coding interview questions.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I want to try interning at a smaller company.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by their recruiting staff, and asked if I wanted to submit a resume to interview with them. I decided that was a good idea, so I uploaded my resume to their intern application page. A few weeks later I was offered an on campus interview at my university. The interview was just one technical question, listed below, and a few HR questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Given two nodes in a binary tree, find their first common ancestor. You may not store nodes, and assume that the tree is already created.   View Answers (3)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult 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 5 weeks - interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    Was referred by a friend who had worked there the summer before. I sent in my resume via email and was asked to do a 30 minute phone interview. A couple weeks after the phone interview, received an email asking me to come to the second round of interviews in Redmond. While there, they were extremely nice in the amenities -- great hotel, food budget, transportation, etc. During the day, had a total of 4 approximately hour long interviews where learned about Microsoft and was also asked one or two technical questions.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    One on-campus interview followed by on-site interview. Flew out to Redmond. Had 3 interviews of mostly how-to-approach design problems and very easy technical questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Given the two coordinates of opposite corners of two rectangles, are they intersecting?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer

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