Very Easy Interview
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ months - interviewed at Microsoft in August 2013.
Interview Details –
Sourced the position through LinkedIn. Did three phone and one in-person interviews, all of which were a breeze. I should have asked more pointed questions about the culture, since I had been warned by other people in the tech biz not to work there, but I was so exited to work for Microsoft that I didn't.
The background check was exhaustive and I ended up having to fax W-2's from 12 years ago to prove one of my employers. I know from several people that the company definitely called and was thorough in questioning background.
Interview Question – There were no difficult questions. The company is big into volunteerism and will ask where you volunteer (if you don't, then don't bother to apply). Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Salaries are on a matrix so (at least on the retail division) there is no room for negotiation.
I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Microsoft in April 2013.
Interview Details –
1) Phone call with a recruiter
2) In person interview with a store manager
3) Phone call with a market manager
4) Phone call with regional manager
5) Offer from recruiter
Interview Question – What most excites you about retail? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation. One pay scale. If you don't like it, tough luck.
Pros: Flexible work/life balance - most people have kids, easy to come and go as you please. Compensation is good - benefits are competitive, though the new health plan is a pain, since it is no longer a PPO, but they still cover most everything. – Full Review
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