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MicroStrategy Interview Questions

Updated Jan 26, 2015
Updated Jan 26, 2015
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    All Positions Interview

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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at MicroStrategy in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Straightforward hiring and interview process but I want to talk about something else - All I have to say is this company has the longest and most extensive background check ever. The background check from beginning to finish took almost 3 weeks. Be ready for everything. They analyze every single word on your resume.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Quality Engineer Interview

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    I applied through college or university – interviewed at MicroStrategy.

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    Told the last day before the originally scheduled on-ground interview that their people were not able to come. Did phone screen instead. Same process as mentioned by others: personal experience; teasers; what QE teams do.
    Some questions are widely available online; Some question didn't quite make sense: I was asked to be specific how I would test Google, and the manager didn't come up with clear instruction on what specific product and functionality when I asked.
    The manager talked in a speedy monotone, sort of sensed she wasn't in a good mood.

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    • not very technical; enough practice with brain teasers will help you do well   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Quality Engineer Interview

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    I applied through college or university – interviewed at MicroStrategy.

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    applied through campus recruit, questions are basically behaviors like what would you be in the next 5 years, why you chose this company. Brain teaser is the same old one. Crossing the bridge with a torch , two people at a time (1min/2min/5min/10min), what's the shortest time to cross.

    No Offer
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    Business Systems Analyst Interview

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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at MicroStrategy in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process was very long and intense. They grilled me on everything I had on my resume, work experience, and asked me to additionally solve case scenarios and brain teasers. It was a very friendly interview, but I wouldn't say easy.

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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Operations Administrator Interview

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    I applied online – interviewed at MicroStrategy in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    The first communication I got after applying was an email to set up a phone interview. During the phone interview I spoke with a woman and we mostly just talked about my availability with little discussion about the job itself. I then had to wait about a week to hear back if I could get set up for a Skype interview, which I did. During that part, we talked a lot more about the job itself and then I was informed that I would hear back in about a week if I would move on to an in person interview.

    Interview Questions
    • For such a big company, I wasn't asked a lot of questions directy about the job itself. I was also expecting more of a behavior based interview, but it wasn't. More of a conversation to to make sure that I'm not a crazy person or completely incompetant. For this interview it was really important just to be yourself and very straightforeward about what you want to get out of the job. This is an entry level postion.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Marketing Analyst Interview

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    I applied online – interviewed at MicroStrategy.

    Interview Details

    went through 2 phone interviews and then was offered to be flown down there for a final interview but decided against moving down to dc for a career

    Interview Questions
    • none of the questions were too difficult or unexpected - asked a lot of questions to get insight on my analytical background   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tysons Corner, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tysons Corner, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at MicroStrategy in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    First, phone screen, quite easy. Then, after several weeks, onsite. 4 interviewers, ask about java, C++, Objective-C, threads, synchronization, dead lock, design pattern, and a couple of algorithms.

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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Business Development Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tysons Corner, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tysons Corner, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at MicroStrategy in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interviewing process was pretty simple, took about 1 month. Started with a phone interview, followed by an in-person interview. Each one took about 20-30 minutes. Questions were pretty straight forward.

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    There was no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Quality Engineer Interview

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    First round is an on campus interview. The interviewer asked a few IQ questions like how to divide a cake into 8 pieces. After a week was the second round on site interview. There were three interviewers and each one asked questions for about 45 minutes. First one asked a question about coding and testing. Other two asked IQ questions.

    Interview Questions
    • n people go through a bridge and only two can pass once. Each person need different time to pass the bridge. Find the min time to pass the bridge   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Associate Beta Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tysons Corner, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tysons Corner, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at MicroStrategy.

    Interview Details

    First round started out with a phone interview. Spoke on the phone for about 45 minutes. Questions were a mix of behavioral and problem solving brainteasers. Talked about professional experience and university courses. Received about two brainteasers that made you think a bit, but ultimately weren't too difficult.

    Second (and final) round was on site. Had 3 separate 45 minute interviews with different employees in the technology department. Again, the question mix was 50/50 between brainteasers and behavioral. The brainteasers were more difficult in this one than in the phone interview. Was asked to write some SQL on a whiteboard since my resume said I had taken a course in database technology. Quick tour around the building and that was it.

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    • Can't remember since the interview was several years ago.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not much of a negotiation since I was taking the job directly out of school.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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