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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Microsoft (Bangalore (India)) in July 2015.
The hiring process was smooth and quick (at least in my case). HR had contacted me on LinkedIn and scheduled interview on a Sunday. Within 4 hours 4 technical rounds were completed,later on a small discussion with HR was done, so total there were 5 rounds. The interview experience was very positive and the interview panel were also very friendly. Questions were asked on all areas of Microsoft technologies (.Net, SQL, WCF, etc.) In later rounds they were very keen to know my knowledge on my current project. Once you are selected, HRs might take time to roll out the actual offer, so have patience :)
- Questions related to MVC, few basic algorithms and OOPs concept. Answer Question
If you demonstrate good skills, MS will give reasonable hike. Slight negotiation is possible though
- No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Microsoft (Bangalore (India)) in July 2015.
Quiet difficult. Mostly question asked from data structures and algorithms. Mostly question were asked from Geeks for geeks. They will tell you to optimize the code from one complexity to another.
- Data structures and algorithms. Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Microsoft (Bangalore (India)) in June 2015.
It was a weekend drive. I was constantly getting calls to interview for Hyderabad location. As I wanted to stay in Bangalore, I was ignoring those calls. Then recruiter called me to attend it on a Saturday. More than 50 candidates turned up for the interview. Round 1: He asked qns on array problems, and then he asked about how would you go about it while using C++, simple problems only - like binary search etc. I was confident and answered all qns and thought I would clear round 1. He then told to wait outside and HR will tell feedback. HR called me and told I can leave for the day. I did not like it when I was not given any feedback at all about what I missed for the interview.
- Qns like in an array, how will you find coprime numbers, how will u use binary search, etc Answer Question
Helpful (3)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Microsoft (Bangalore (India)) in April 2015.
I had for this position through my university. Overall it was a 2-day process. 1. First round comprised of an online test in cocubes.com. Consisted of networking basics, C language, OS concepts, english, logical and quantitative sections. 2. Second round comprised of GD, topics based on current trends in the technological sector. 3. Following GD, there was a technical interview round where I was asked almost everything of computer networks and OS concepts. 4. After technical interview, there were HR interview, followed by Manager interview and ended by Director interview. Each interview round was an elimination round so every step of the process mattered.
- Basically they test your overall knowledge of all your subjects and how strong your basics are. They dwell into deep intricacies of each subject to know the extent of your grasp on those subjects. Answer Question
- Declined OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Microsoft (Bangalore (India)) in January 2015.
Interview was easy. There were 5 round of interviews including final HR round. Offer was 100% hike but final offer made by them was for SDET role and I had applied for SDE. Hence rejected the offer.
- Create a word suggesting application as mobile messaging works. Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Microsoft (Bangalore (India)) in December 2014.
Total 5-6 rounds. 1>Online written 2>Technical Interview -I 3>Technical Interview -II 4>Manger round 5> HR I went till Round-3. They are very specific about what they are recruiting for.No matter what else you know, you must know what they are looking for.I would say technical interview difficulty is 3.5/5.I was processing for supporting- IIS, AD, SQL server & Win2008. They asked all question revolving around above mentioned topics, with some Networking questions.
- Explain workflow of IIS , each and every detail. Scenario based questions like- how would you troubleshoot SQL server if it is not connecting from client machine, How to troubleshoot 400 & 500 series errors. Worker process, web garden, app pool, IIS 6.0 Vs 7.0, Tree Vs Domain. Learn as much possible related to IIS & SQL server. 1 Answer
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I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Microsoft (Bangalore (India)).
THIS IS FOR THE SUMMER INTERNSHIP The preliminary round was held online in select colleges and we were called for an onsite interview. Those with good thinking approach were also chosen and not solely based on getting the solution. There was also a coding round for those with lesser score in the online round. A simple problem was given to many students and we were expected to solve it. If the approach was deeply flawed, the person would be eliminated. The next round was a technical round where a 1-1 interview with a Microsoft employee was held. The duration was about an hour and was quite strenuous. Following the round, the HR manager will let you know the feedback and tell you the results. The HR manager was very encouraging and asked the eliminated candidates to reapply after working their skills. This feedback really made a very positive impact on me. The final round would be a HR round I guess(I could not crack the technical round).
- Design a module to enable communication between two remote computers. The sender will have the software but the receiver will not, but the message should be passed. Answer Question
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I applied through college or university. The process took 6 days. I interviewed at Microsoft (Bangalore (India)).
Initially there was a Technical objective round. Shortlisted candidates had a programming round. Then they shortlisted few candidates for interviews in company office.There were 2 technical and 1 Hr round(namesake). The first technical round they asked about my projects.Then they few basics in java and asked me to code few problems. Questions related to databases and networks were also asked. Second technical round had few coding questions. They were looking for our problem solving ability and approach. The interviews were really supportive. They used to give hints if were struct during the thinking process.
- Some basic question related to Public-private key encryption. 1 Answer
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Microsoft (Bangalore (India)) in November 2014.
3- rounds of interview after resume shortlisted. Round 1 : Base on probability Questions. Round -2 : Based on Algorithm and Database Quetions Round 3 : Based on HR and Some tecnical Interview Questions.
- 1. Basic Programming & Computer Science Question Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Microsoft (Bangalore (India)) in September 2014.
Interview was 5years experience in c++ and dot net. Round one: 45 min..I couldn't surpass this Round two: Round three: This through a staffing company with client being Microsoft and permanent in staffing company.
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