Microsoft Senior Project Manager Interview Questions

5 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

50%
50%
0%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

40%
40%
20%

Interview Difficulty

3.6
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

5 Candidate Interview Reviews Back to all Interviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty

 

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

Other Interview Reviews for Microsoft

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    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....
       
      View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I was abroad - it was thru a letter
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Senior Project Manager Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    Microsoft receives about 50K applications/resumes a year and usually it takes some time for you to get things rolling but they tend to be quick in pulling the trigger when they find the right person. I didn't have group interview but be prepared to spend the whole day going from office to office.

    Interview Questions
    • Microsoft hiring managers are known for being very detailed and technical oriented so be prepared for whiteboard questions including coding. Another thing you will need to prepare yourself is "brain teaser" questions. They seem to love these type of questions because they will see your bain working in real-time.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Senior Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at Microsoft in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    Somewhat complicated and took longer than I anticipated. Microsoft may take a long time deciding where you fit, but eventually they'll steer you straight. For my first role at Microsoft, I had to talk with several people about a few different job opportunities before finally meeting with my hiring manager and landing it.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Interview Review


  5.  

    Senior Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Microsoft in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    Cumbersome, crazy questions (how would you test an ink pen). I have been doing my job for 15+ years, getting these questions made me wonder about the company.

    Interview Questions
    • Ethics - If you are out of country, and the norm is to bribe to get the deal done, do you bribe?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Always negotiate. Negotiate on different levels (salary, bonus, training, vacation).
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

Work at Microsoft? Share Your Experiences

Microsoft

 
Click to Rate
or

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.