MicroStrategy Interview Questions

Updated Oct 16, 2014
Updated Oct 16, 2014
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    Marketing Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Quality Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    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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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at MicroStrategy in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    First step was a phone interview, which I cannot recall very well. It was a basic technical screen, asking questions about .NET, C#, and SQL. The in-person interview was 7 hours long. After I arrived at the MicroStrategy office, I first took a written test that asked some very difficult questions that were not relevant to my position or skills. They included questions relating to discrete mathematics, algorithms, etc.

    Even though I completely failed my written test, I made it through two more rounds of in-person interviews at the MicroStrategy office. These were fairly easy and involved questions about how I would design a certain application given a certain problem. Then I went out to lunch with the team lead. That went extremely well and we got along perfectly. My final interview was with the manager of the project. He was a bit tougher and not as friendly, and was looking at his Outlook email on his phone while interviewing me (very rude).

    IMPORTANT: Even though I was offered the position, the Risk Management team declined my employment because I had a misdemeanor from 3 years ago. They took 3 weeks to process my background check and I had already quit my previous position. I really hope this does not happen to anyone else.

    Interview Questions
    • The written test, with questions about algorithms and calculating performance of functions.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I did not decline. I was not given the position because of a misdemeanor on my record from more than 3 years ago. MicroStrategy took several weeks to perform my background check and I was left unemployed in the end.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Quality Engineer 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 2+ monthsinterviewed at MicroStrategy in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied through employee referral. The first interview was HR screening. No problems there. I was then set for an hour interview for analytical test. I interviewer had 4 questions for me, simple and just like the ones in this website. I was called for an on site interview after that to be interviewed by 3 people. The first one had a programming/testing type of question, the second one had a quality type of question related to app developing and bluetooth technology. The third interviewer didn't show up. I was told they would schedule me for a phone interview with the third guy. I haven't heard ever since.

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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    First an initial phone screen, then four face-to-face interviews. People are very nice there.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Finance Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at MicroStrategy.

    Interview Details

    3 rounds of interviews, need to have a great credit score.

    Interview Questions
    • Did you ever call out sick to go on a job interview?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    ask for a signing bonus
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Quality Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at MicroStrategy in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was referred by a friend who is software engineer in MicroStrategy, then I get a phone interview after two weeks. After That Interview 3 hours, I was informed that I'll be invited to onsite interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Interview question: There is a function f, input are names(array), the function will put comma between these names and put a star(*) in the middle of these names. Please design 8 sets of input to test this function.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Quality Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at MicroStrategy in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied through on-campus career services website and cleared on campus round. Got invited for on-site interview and had three rounds of interview. First two guys were very polite and nice but the third interviewer seemed to have a biased opinion and he said "people with higher education are tough to learn as they already form an attitude". At that point itself, I was clear that I was not going to join the firm.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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