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Microsoft Interview Questions & Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated Apr 17, 2014

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Solution Sales Professional Interview

Solution Sales Professional
New York, NY

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

Interview Details – Solutions Sales Professional Process

1. Applied through an on campus recruiter
2. Sent the CV and Cover letter, I believe tailoring the CL to their language and focusing on things I heard from on campus presentation assisted greatly
3. 1st round - Mostly behavior questions, wanting to make sure you really experienced every story, kept asking questions about the information within every story to ensure its genuinely

Interview Question – wasn't something too difficult   Answer Question

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Intern Interview

Intern
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Microsoft.

Interview Details – I had an on campus interview. They were very nice during the whole process. A Q&A session was held on campus the night before where you were able to become more comfortable with interview and the process. It lasted 45 minutes and was a 1-1 interview. The questions were very straight forward. Talk about your experience and past projects. Then a hand written technical question based on string manipulations without any api.

Interview Question – Complex string manipulation without api.   Answer Question

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Senior Software Developer Interview

Senior Software Developer
New York, NY

I applied online - interviewed at Microsoft in June 2013.

Interview Details – Got a Phone interview scheduled.I had never used the microsoft tools so no progress further.No offer

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Intern Interview

Intern
New York, NY

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

Interview Details – It was a written test that tested my theoretical skills and it was followed by a personal interview

Interview Question – i was asked about what i think of windows security wise   Answer Question

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Intern Interview

Intern
New York, NY

I applied through college or university - interviewed at Microsoft in October 2012.

Interview Details – I submit my resume on a info session, then got an on-campus interview a month later. I didn't prepare for it. The interview divided into three part, behavioral questions, then technical questions including: test cases, design a product, algorithm, system (memory); then Q&A.

Interview Question – The test cases are most tricky, it's really hard to think of all the possible corner cases.   Answer Question

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Portfolio Manager Interview

Portfolio Manager
New York, NY

I applied through other source and the process took 7 weeks - interviewed at Microsoft in November 2011.

Interview Details – Firts round of phone interviews, after which I was asked to partake in a full day of interviews in the New York office (4 separate 1 on 1 interviews.) After that round, was asked to go to Redmond for final two interviews. Each interviewer was a progression in title, and each was the gate keeper to the next. The interviewers would share notes in before moving on. The recruiter for MS was very helpful, and coached me through the process.

Interview Questions

  • What would you do in a certain situation? Describe a time you had to deal with a situation, and explain how you dealt with it?   View Answer
  • Describe a time you had to deal with a situation, and explain how you dealt with it?   View Answer

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Principal Platform Sales Specialist Interview

Principal Platform Sales Specialist
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Microsoft in July 2010.

Interview Details – This had to be one of the most organized recruitment processes I experienced. I was initially contacted by their HR Recruiter via email in reponse to my online application. We arranged for a prescreen interview. At the end of the prescreen she book time for me with the hiring manager for a phone interview the following day. Within three days I was contacted again to arrange an onsite interview, which was far more interesting. I was set up in my own interview room (this was interview day so other candidates had their own rooms, too) and three different interviewers came through. They would target about forty-five minutes each and then they appeared to convene as a group to compare notes before switching to other candidates.

Interview Question – Some IT departments attempt to keep their vendors from talking to line of business people. Tell me about a time you had to manage a situation where the IT department wanted to restrict access to the end-users and how you overcame that.   Answer Question

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Marketing Manager Interview

Marketing Manager
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Microsoft in July 2008.

Interview Details – The interview process was ok with the Sr Manager of Digital Marketing himself calling to set up the interview. The interview lasted for an hour, was more of a pressure interview where they would ask a series of questions with an aim to gauge how much a candidate can take. I did pass the test, but finally didnt get the offer as they didnt want Masters candidate for the position..Wish they had decided before the process

Interview Question – It's Friday afternoon and you are neck deep in a client deliverable, right then your boss asks you to finish another deliverable. Which one will you choose and why ?   Answer Question

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