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Microsoft Engineer Intern Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 24, 2014
All Interviews Received Offers

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No Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET)

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Microsoft.

Interview Details – Interview on college campus through University Recruiting. First interview was nice and consisted of single technical coding question. Second round interviews in Redmond were more difficult and focused on data structures. Hard bu fair questions.

Interview Questions

  • First round interview asked to write program that took a file of text, and then counted and stored all words from file.   View Answer
  • Given a array of integers, write code to find the max possible sum of sub-arrays. Use arithmetic progression.   View Answer
  • Given any two nodes in a binary tree, develop program that determined their highest common ancestor.   View Answer


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

Software Development Engineer Intern

I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at Microsoft.

Interview Details – I gave my resume to college recruiter. Invited to attend a what to expect during the interview meeting. Then given an on campus interview the day after. The interviewer was a developer from Redmond. This was round one of process. I was told round two and three would be at Redmond.

Interview Question – There were behavioral questions and some technical questions. The one technical question I remembered was N-queens problem.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Software Engineer Intern Interview

Software Engineer Intern

I applied through college or university and the process took 7 weeks - interviewed at Microsoft.

Interview Details – Two round of interviews on campus following one prescreening. Then got the onsite interview.

Interview Question – The two questions from the on campus interview is easy. The two questions from onsite interview is quite difficult. One of them is to design a data structure for a sales process. When customer click to buy, the information of the customers need to be recorded (address, credit card numbers, product bought etc.), the data structure is to go over the information and send out the product.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

Software Development Engineer Intern

Interviewed at Microsoft

Interview Details – Basically just received an email that told me to schedule an interview time. I did and signed up for a phone interview. A week later, I completed a phone interview. We talked about responsibilities of the position, and then went into the technical questions. I was asked a basic sorting question, then asked to describe my preferred search algorithm. All pretty straightforward.

Interview Question – Describe how you would install and configure a router for a home network?   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

Software Development Engineer Intern

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Microsoft in October 2013.

Interview Details – I gave my resume to a Microsoft recruiter at a presentation at my university. I got an email from another recruiter a week or two later. They said that they'd like me to come in for an on-campus interview, and asked for a quick response so they could schedule it. I responded immediately and gave my availability (which ended up being only one day), and then never heard from them until NOON OF THAT DAY, when they asked if I could come in at 2 PM.
I had given up on the interview by then, but I agreed to come in even though I was unprepared. The interviewer asked me one question about linked lists, but he seemed almost as unprepared for interviewing as me, and the interview lasted only about 20 minutes. By the end of it, we both knew it wasn't going anywhere.

Interview Question – copy a linked list variation   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Software Development Engineer In Test Intern Interview

Software Development Engineer In Test Intern

I interviewed at Microsoft in April 2012.

Interview Details – Meet them at a college career fair, had interview at my college a week later. Then was invited out to Redmond for an on campus series of interviews. They took care of the travel plans and hotel along with reimbursing for meals taxi fares to get around. On campus interviews were interesting, series of interviews with different developers in the team I was being considered for. Typically about 2 programming questions and a few general questions with each developer.

Interview Question – The most unexpected question was "How would you test a parachute?"   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Software Engineering Intern Interview

Software Engineering Intern

Interviewed at Microsoft

Interview Details – Initial on campus screening. I was given a coding question to solve in a language of my choice (something like break a string into an array of its letters as characters. then I was asked the following question: "if you had to design a tv remote control with only 2 buttons, what would the buttons do?" We spoke about that for 10 minutes or so and then answered my questions about the company and internship program.

Interview Question – if you had to design a tv remote control with only 2 buttons, what would the buttons do?   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

Software Development Engineer Intern
Seattle, WA

I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Microsoft in October 2013.

Interview Details – Was contacted after a career fair. Was asked a basic question on string reversal. Got a reject in 2 weeks with no additional information as to what they didn't like.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

Software Development Engineer Intern

Interviewed at Microsoft

Interview Details – I applied online and received interview after 2 weeks

Interview Question – Normal interview, no unexpected question   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

Software Development Engineer Intern
Redmond, WA

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Microsoft.

Interview Details – A phone interview after 3 weeks of applying.

Interview Question – Prepare data structures - array, list, linked list, binary tree, hash maps, etc   Answer Question

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