I applied through other source and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Microsoft.
Interview Details – Started with phone interviews with HR followed by over the phone interviews with hiring Manager and business partners. Total of 7 interviews. Most repeated question was why I was leaving my prior company.
Interview Question – None of the questions were particularly difficult or unexpected. Pretty run of the mill questions. Very friendly and they mostly wanted to know why I was leaving my prior company. Another topic was how I would deal with difficult business partners and influence without authority. They asked me to describe prior roles. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Microsoft.
Interview Details – Pretty straigtforward. behavior questions and sometimes a brain teaser
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Microsoft in June 2012.
Interview Details –
Got a phone call from MSFT recruiter and we chatted. I confirmed my interest and was set-up for a phone screen. Phone screen was about 45 minutes and consisted mostly of experience, resume questions.
Got invited back for an on-site interview. The on-site interview had 4 initial interviews but was added another interview with the manager of the hiring manager. The interviews were mostly fit questions with some situational scenarios (mainly looking on what you would do). There is an interview over lunch as well. Overall, it was a positive experience albeit a very long day.
Interview Question – How would you price the cloud service of MSFT? View Answer
The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Microsoft in June 2012.
Interview Details – Phone screen with HR; phone interview with the hiring manager; 3rd round in the company with 5 different business partner. Finally, got the "As Appropiate" interview with the Sr director. Only 2 or 3 makes that cut. Next day, I received the offer and accepted.
Interview Question – Tell me about yourself Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Microsoft in August 2010.
Interview Details – Thorought process - recreuiter very skilled and efficient. Interview loop is a rigorous and tireing pricess.
Interview Question – How do you address conflict among your team especially coming in as an outsider? Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Microsoft in July 2010.
Interview Details –
Initially interviewed 1x1 with the hiring manager- showed interest in the position and how it fits to my background and experience.
Next interview was a in person loop. Initially scheduled with 4 people...then more added. there was a feedback by the recruiter post interview.
Interview Question – What value you added to a business decision of a business partner? Answer Question
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I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Microsoft in March 2010.
Interview Details – Hiring process was slow moving. On-site interview was brutal - 7 hours straight of interviews. At one point, I had to sit and wait for nearly an hour for the next interviewer. Interviewers were abrupt and rude - it was like a fraternity initiation process.
Interview Question – Are you married? Have kids? View Answer
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