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Microsoft Project Manager Interview Questions

Updated Dec 19, 2014
Updated Dec 19, 2014
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    one round of school interview through recruiter, one phone interview general questions about background, one on-site interview: it included back to back interviews, 1-1, with different group members, each one about one hour. they responded in 1 day. very positive experience with challenging questions, even if you do not get the offer.

    Interview Questions
    • there are so many challenging questions that you have never heard of. the goal is to check your problem solving skills   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    International Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    I talked to Microsoft at a job fair held at my college and discussed the projects I have been working on in my spare time and my experience. I received an email about a week later and had an in person interview within two weeks. The interview was a mix between technical and personal questions. I felt that the interviewer really wanted to get a feel for who I was, how I thought and how I solved problems. I didn't feel that a correct answer was what was being sought during the interview but instead the goal was to see that I could communicate my thoughts in a coherent fashion.

    Interview Questions
    • If you had a series of braces, parenthesis and brackets how would you go about parsing a document to make sure they had been opened and closed properly. Write a program that completes this task then present your thought process when solving the problem.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    Recruiter was exceptional. Process was direct and straight forward. Second round of interview was F2F with the direct manager. All travel and lodging arrangements were managed. Interview was very smooth and respectful. Issue is that it is all show and tell but the sheen is gone once one gets hired.

    Interview Questions
    • Why am I making a change to become a FT employee after having been freelance for so long.Was unexpected as I was recruited for a specific 'new' role.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Long and drawn out. And the background check process was kind of disrespectful-- guess I should have known.
    Some wet behind the ears kid asking pretty insulting questions about things having nothing to do with my qualifications or my fitness as an employee.
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Project Manager Interview

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

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Microsoft in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Very Smooth, No need to worry about this at all.

    Interview Questions
    • Microsoft Interview Experience

      On-Campus Interview (30 Mins)
      1) Tell me something about yourself
      2) Most difficult project so far?
      Why--- Drilled as much as he can

      On-Site Interview at Redmond
      HR- Basically explained me the entire interview process.

      Three Rounds of Interview
      Round-1(60 Mins)
      1) Tell me something about yourself:
      2) Any Interesting Project?
       In between Several Question on the project
      3) What was your role?
      4) Overall Impact of the project on the department?
      5) Design a wireless speaker for a home stereo system?
      6) Draw a conceptual Diagram

      Round-2(60 Mins) with Principal Lead Program Manager
      1) Tell me something about yourself?
      2) Explained another project?
      3) Drilled down to the lowest possible level
      4) Think out of the box in the project?
      5) Any piece of software that you don't like and why you don't like?
      -- Opened that application in front of me and asked several questions?

      Lunch-- Conversation about Phone Apps

      Round-3(90 Mins) Group Program Manager
      1) Talked about project and my work
      2) What was your most difficult Project?
      3) Do something with a Grocery Store
      4) Design a Game App? Any Game app?
      5) If you get a chance to do any kind of job in the world. In which job you can have highest impact.
      ------------------------------------------------
       
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    The first round was behavioral and they asked some basic coding knowledge

    Interview Questions
    • Some questions asked were:
      what are some technical difficulties you have encountered before?
      what will you takeaway from this internship?
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Applied at a career fair. The representatives were really nice! I told them that I was interested in the Project Manager position.

    Interview Questions
    • They asked me to write a Linked List class and then right the sort method for that class.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Senior Project 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 a dayinterviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    this was a whole day - 5 people; one hour every session - back to back; including a lunch interview which was in Microsoft cafeteria.

    Interview Questions
    • Most difficult were opened ended questions on a hypothetical problem.
      You are given a situation - i.e. let's imagining there is no friction - what will happen to a this case (a structure was drafted on a white board) - please describe how you solve this....
       
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    Negotiation Details
    I was abroad - it was thru a letter
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at Microsoft in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    On campus interview followed by an on site location interview 2 weeks later

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    The interview was quite calm and smooth. One on one interview trying to assess which role would best fit myself.

    Interview Questions
    • Explaining various things to older/younger people scenarios   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    The first interview was completely a fit interview. Kind of surprised that they didn't ask anything really substantive. Some PM specific questions, but could be for any position. The interview was initially set up as being for any of Project Management or Software Development positions, but the interviewer asked which positions I was interested in and tailored the rest from there.

    Interview Questions
    • What about Microsoft are you excited about, and where would you like to work?

      Suppose you went on a vacation and the engineers developed several applications. How do you prioritize implementing these developments.
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer

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