Microsoft Interview Questions

Updated Sep 12, 2014
Updated Sep 12, 2014
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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Product Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Microsoft in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    3-step process- phone interview,open-house/group interview, then a 1:1 interview with store manager. I passed to phone interview and plan on attending to open house next week.Phone interview was very easy. Just explaining how your skills and experiences would benefit Microsoft and what pay you desired.

    Interview Questions
    • Have not been asked a difficult question thus far. However, I am just in the beginning of hire process. Phone interview was very easy. Just explaining how your skills and experiences would benefit Microsoft and what pay you desired.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Operations Program Manager Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Microsoft in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was previously a consultant with the team that hired me so I did not go through the traditional recruiting process. I submitted my resume directly to the hiring manager after she reached out and then she had the recruiter set up the interview loops.

    Interview Questions
    • As a consultant, I was always willing to say "yes" to all the project requests that were thrown my way so I could delight my client. As an FTE, I would be asked to take on work that we are not resourced for or do not align to the overall business strategy - how do you challenge the requesting party, especially when they manage your team's budget?   Answer Question
    • Please try to be as detailed as possible regarding the technical question, business case, etc.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate a signing bonus.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Technical Writer/RTG Interview

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

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a day - interviewed at Microsoft in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was referred to this role by a staffing agency. The process with this manager was very easy. She had been on the job for 2 months before bringing me on-board, so she was still learning the ropes herself. I was hired with only one interview. She proved to be an uncommunicative manager, and one whom I wouldn't recommend. I don't think she had much of a handle on what the job would entail for a writer. She is nice and pleasant to work with though.

    Interview Questions
    • There really weren't any difficult questions. The hiring manager asked some general questions about my background and skills, without explaining much about the role.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Premier Field Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Very easy going group, technical questions but overall very behavioral feel to the interview similar to many other company's (target, Cargill etc...). Great Company to work for and fantastic benefits

    Accepted Offer
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    Senior Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    Interview loop with 5-6 people. Several design and implementation questions.Design questions revolve around features and problem solving. Implementation questions revolve around data structures. You will be asked the same type of questions over and over again.

    Interview Questions
    • Finding an edit distance between two strings   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Just remember to play hardball. Microsoft is not a technical leader in any space right now. So, you can make them feel unwanted for you to get a great deal.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Questions on Data structures, algorithms, coding etc. some puzzles also. More than the solution the approach to solving a problem is important and talking your solution through convincingly. Answers to coding questions must have test cases, exception handling, readable code with comments, and also be able to satisfy most input sets.

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    • must be able to explain the thought process behind solution well.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Microsoft in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    standard process, be ready to answer many hypothetical questions. Be ready to answer questions around microsoft products, not services :( Hiring process is fast that way, salary negotiations only took a week for me.

    Interview Questions
    • some questions are technical and you dont expect them in the product management.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Program Manager II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    It was not too bad. The process took about 3 weeks from A to Z. We managed to agree to a feasible salary in three negotiation iteration. Many people had similar experience when they were first hired to the company.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Developer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Microsoft in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    one phone interview then 6 on site interviews. The interviews cover all aspects for software (design, coding, testing and behavioral questions)/ It was so freaking easy, a lot of white board coding questions.

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    • None, all the questions were so freaking easy to the point that I was bored.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They offered me 150K base so I was happy with that given I only had 2 years of experience.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    first you have a telephone screen with a recruiter. Then you have a phone screen with Hiring manager or some dev. After that, you will be brought onsite and interviewed by a group of engineers.

    Accepted Offer

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