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Updated Nov 26, 2014
Updated Nov 26, 2014
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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    interview process can be found everywhere in the internet. 1 on campus interview, and 4 rounds onsite interview. I've finished all questions perfectly I think. But received the rejection letter two days later. So confuse. I don't like this interview experience. Not because I didn't receive the offer. Because I don't find the way to improve myself. I really want to know where the problem is.

    Interview Questions
    • all question are not very difficult, but they are interest   Answer Question
    No Offer
  2.  

    Technical Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    I applied to the position online and they requested a phone interview within a month. The interview was pretty straight forward and had no technical questions. It lasted for just half and hour and part of the time was spent talking about the position and the interviewer's experience with Microsoft. That left only about 15 minutes worth of behavioral questions and general running through my resume.

    I heard back about 2 weeks after this phone interview and was not invited for an on-site interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing unexpected. Just basic questions about my resume and some behavioral questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Intern Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    Met college recruiter at schools job fair. Talk about how I got interested into Computer Science which got me an interview. The recruiter was very nice and actually cared about my story and generally wanted to hear it.

    At the interview, I got a lot of help from the interviewer on the questions but I was just too nervous to think straight and was still a beginner at CS. Could have passed the interview if just brushed up on basics.

    Interview Questions
    • Two behavioral questions.
      Describe about a recent software application you used and how would you improve it.

      If Microsoft got into the soda vending machine business, how would come up with a paradigm shift for it?

      Tech question:
      Given an array of customer ids, find out if a costumer called more than once. No data structures, other than arrays.
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    Didn't get very far. Just finished the first interview. I thought it has gone well, but apparelrntly not. Screener is very time focused, and the whole process is very streamlined. There's no question that they're looking for the best people.

    Interview Questions
    • You are given two buckets. One holds 3 gallons and the other holds 5 gallons. Have do you make 4 gallons of water?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    Applied online from their site and heard back to set up interview within the week. Interview was mostly about background like most challenging problems faced or projects that I have worked on. Asked how you would test simple objects to make sure that they worked.

    Interview Questions
    • The 3 buckets question where they hold 3, 5, and 8 gallons.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Consumer Services Advisor Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by an Employee referral agent who emailed me to let me know a mutual party submitted my app... 3 weeks went by got a call and did an interview in person outside the store and was told I would get a call back still havnt heard anything back at all....

    Interview Questions
    • Why Microsoft why now ? (Their number one question the ask everyone)   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    Applied both online and through contacting a college recruiter for their internships. I had an on campus 30 minute interview that they use to decide whether to bring you to Washington for 4 additional interviews. Interview questions are about as expected, and the interviewer was very polite. Overall it was a very positive experience and I'd recommend it to anyone.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you simulate the functionality of a queue using 2 stacks   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Internship Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    Got a call through career fair. I then set up a phone interview with them. Questions were all basic regarding my previous projects and ended with a brain teaser. My answers seemed pretty convincing.,but, then got a mail from them a week later rejection mail.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing much. Asked few questions which were already put up on Glassdoor.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Applied through campus job fair, heard back in around 2 months for an on-campus interview. The interview was supposed to be 30 minutes long, however mine ran around 20 minutes overtime. The actual interview was described as a mix between behavioral and technical questions, but the interviewer just asked about projects on my resume and 1 technical question. Interviewer was friendly and approachable.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    Gave my resume at campus career fair and got a campus interview after one day. The interviewer asked me to manipulate a random string and asked me how to build test cases for my design.

    Interview Questions
    • Not much of difficult part. Misunderstood what interviewer said but quickly got his point after more explanation.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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