Microsoft Intern, Software Engineering Interview Questions

Updated Jun 24, 2014
Updated Jun 24, 2014
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - 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
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Software Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. 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 Questions
    • 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
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    Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - 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 Questions
    • There were behavioral questions and some technical questions. The one technical question I remembered was N-queens problem.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    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 Questions
    • Describe how you would install and configure a router for a home network?   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Software Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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 Questions
    • if you had to design a tv remote control with only 2 buttons, what would the buttons do?   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I applied online and received interview after 2 weeks

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    A phone interview after 3 weeks of applying.

    Interview Questions
    • Prepare data structures - array, list, linked list, binary tree, hash maps, etc   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Had a 30 min phone interview mainly about my coursework and project. Its been almost 4 weeks now and I have not heard from them regarding my result. I have emailed the HR about 5-6 times and she has not even answered once. This puts a big doubt about Microsoft's hiring process. It appears that they do not value people's time. With the HR not replying, I do not know how to know my result. I have not had such an experience with any other company.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Software Engineer Intern Interview

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

    Most annoying exprience till date, I had a phone interview of about 30 min mainly related to my course work and projects and its been 4 weeks since then and I have not received a result. I have emailed the HR about 5 times and she hasn't answered even once. This seriously raises a big doubt regarding their hiring process. I do not know how to know my result (be it positive or negative). I have not seen a company delaying the result for so long.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    Applied online on October. Got informed from HR on January. Then had a non technical HR phone screen. I did't get through this interview.
    There are two portions for this interview.
    First are some typical behavioral questions. Describe the hardest project, etc. And there are some weird questions like what's the most number of lines of code you've written in one project. What's a language that you are most familiar with.
    Then the brain teaser question. The nine ball question. It's everywhere online.

    Interview Questions
    • What's the most number of lines of code you've written in one project?   Answer Question
    No Offer

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