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    Principal Architect Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Microsoft in January 2008.

    Interview Details

    All day onsite interview after two phone interviews. The onsite interview included PM's, developers, and management. They constantly IM one another during and after each interview segment to determine overall suitability of candidate. If at any time they vote you out, they short circuit the interview and send you home. If you make it to the end of the day, you typically meet with the GM so they can "wow" you with how important you are to the company, etc...

    Interview Questions
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    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate the salary, bonus, stock, and relocation benefits. At first Microsoft told me they didn't take into account the increased cost of living in Seattle but after further negotiations they increased the overall offer to suit my needs.
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