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Updated Dec 9, 2014
Updated Dec 9, 2014
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Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

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Initial screening was done by an external company. They were polite but seemed to follow a script. They possibly did not understand the technical questions. In the end, I am not sure if the answer given was wrong or just did not meet their scripted answer.

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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied online – interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    After my graduation, I posted my Resume at Microsoft's global career website, HR contacted and scheduled phone screen that was an hour long, I was invited for onsite interview full loop, the onsite loop involved first some information exchange with HR person, then I was approached by would be manager, he welcomed at the reception and sent over to another member on the team to be interviewed, I had 3 interviews back to back and one of them has been a lunch interview, then I met the would be manager (a test lead) again for the fourth interview, all first four interviews were whiteboard sessions, and we also chatted on my resume, past experience, general questions like where do see yourself in five years from now, etc etc. All the programming questions were on data structures and algorithms and core CS concepts. My fifth interview was with hiring manager (a Test manager), he also sent me to board for another whiteboard session, then asked me various test questions, like give test cases for testing the keyboard, coffee mug, MS Paint, then he started over resume and asked me questions on my research assistantship experience and projects that I completed there. All the interviewers were very respectful, between each interview they asked me if I cared for a drink. It ended up very happy and memorable experience, I was offered the job!

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    • Should we ship the product that has known bugs and issues?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    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
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    good hiring process ,very planned and hospitable.
    well organized and paid for all the expenses ,communication was good and prompt and no hassle.
    one phone ,one on campus and 6 onsite interviews.

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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    The questions were basic, but then you make these simple programs and add robustness to them. i thought that it would be better to go with the easy stuff and it actually turned out to all be hard so there is really no way around it. But it is microsoft, so that makes sense

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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied online – interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and interview in 2 weeks. Good people and smart interviewers. Awesome campus. It is truly the good company. Software developers come from good schools.Applied online and interview in 2 weeks. Good people and smart interviewers. Awesome campus. It is truly the good company. Software developers come from good schools.Applied online and interview in 2 weeks. Good people and smart interviewers. Awesome campus. It is truly the good company. Software developers come from good schools.

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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

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

    Interview Details

    The interviewers were very friendly. Interview consisted of technical questions mostly in algorithms ,Data-structures and test cases. Did not perform well in the first round as i am not used to early morning interviews.I did well in the latter rounds but i had already messed up my chances.

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    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Microsoft.

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    Referred , Skype interview

    Interview Questions
    • None really, how would you implement a queue with 2 stacks.   Answer Question
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    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    online resume submission, telephonic, on-site

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    No Offer
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Microsoft in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Intern opportunity through university recruitment. First on campus interview, then final at Microsoft head quarter. There was a group of students. We had 4 interviews in a day. There were two employees taking care of us and gave us a tour around lunch time.

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    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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