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Microsoft Engineer Intern Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 24, 2014
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Design Verification Engineer Intern (XBOX Team) Interview

Design Verification Engineer Intern (XBOX Team)

Interviewed at Microsoft

Interview Details – Phone Interview and 1:1 interviews

Interview Question – FIFO, LIFO in Verilog   Answer Question

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Software Development Engineer In Test Intern Interview

Software Development Engineer In Test Intern
Redmond, WA

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Microsoft in December 2013.

Interview Details – One on-campus interview, then one on-site all-day interview (Redmond in my case).

Interview Question – Test a bicycle.   Answer Question

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Software Development Engineer Intern Microsoft Interview

Software Development Engineer Intern Microsoft
Seattle, WA

I applied online and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Microsoft in January 2014.

Interview Details – I applied online, they contacted me and set up a phone interview. after that they flew me to Seattle for a day of 4 back to back interviews.

Interview Question – Every question was about trees. Know your trees!!!   Answer Question

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Software Engineer Intern Interview

Software Engineer Intern
Redmond, WA

Interviewed at Microsoft

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.

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Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

Software Development Engineer Intern

Interviewed at Microsoft

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 Question – Nothing unsual   Answer Question

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Software Development Engineer/Software Development Engineer In Test/PM Intern Interview

Software Development Engineer/Software Development Engineer In Test/PM Intern

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Microsoft in February 2014.

Interview Details – On campus interview. One question is atoi, another is given a list of int and a target int, find the two int in the list sum up to the target.

Interview Question – No unexpected question. Very basic.   Answer Question

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Service Engineer Intern Interview

Service Engineer Intern

Interviewed at Microsoft

Interview Details – Phone interview: questions from the resume, most challenging project, maximum lines of code written in one project, most comfortable programming language.

Interview Question – Asked my favorite technology and how will you describe it to your grandmother. Cleared the initial interviews, yet to give onsite interview.   Answer Question

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Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

Software Development Engineer Intern
Seattle, WA

I applied through college or university and the process took 7 months - interviewed at Microsoft in November 2013.

Interview Details – I passed the on-campus interview last April. But the positions are full for that summer so they asked me to have an on-site interview in Nov. But failed. The project fails to match my background.

Interview Question – All basic questions on leetcode   Answer Question

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Software Engineering Intern Interview

Software Engineering Intern
Boston, MA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Microsoft in November 2013.

Interview Details – A recruiter contacted me through linkedin and asked me if I am interested in applying for Microsoft intern. I submitted the required application materials and they scheduled me for a one-hour interview. During the interview, the interviewer asked me some behavioral questions and talked about some projects I have done. Then we moved on to technical problem solving, which is pretty standard.

Interview Question – 1. How do you test a keyboard?
2. Given nine items and one of them is heavier than the others, how do you find the heavier one using a scale twice?
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Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

Software Development Engineer Intern

I applied online and 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 Question – What's the most number of lines of code you've written in one project?   Answer Question

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