Microsoft Financial Analyst Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 17, 2014
Updated Mar 17, 2014
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Financial Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
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I interviewed through college or university - interviewed at Microsoft.

Interview Details

phone interview. 3 questions. then I ask

Interview Questions
Accepted Offer

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    Financial Analyst Interview

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

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Microsoft in August 2008.

    Interview Details

    There were 4 interviews on campus as well as a 5th interview if you made the cut from the first 4. They tell you the 5th is because they need to collect more information, but this is actually the time when you meet with the most senior person on the team for a final screening to choose between the top performers in the interview loop. Each interviewer was assigned a different competency to evaluate.

    Interview Questions
    • One interviewer would ask an question based on my answer to the previous question until I could not give more detail. This was particularly painful, but I think the purpose was to determine how I would respond to a question I did not know the answer to.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no room for negotiation. They were very firm with their offer. This was in 2008 during the financial crisis, so I think they knew that this would most likely be the best offer I could get. It might be better now.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Financial Analyst Interview

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

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at Microsoft in January 2008.

    Interview Details

    Seamless interview. Panel, met with 6 people including the final person to approve the panels decision.

    Interview Questions
    • Please try to be as detailed as possible regarding the technical question, business case, etc.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not much. They gave me about 1000 more in salary. I made a mistake and told them my former salary though
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Redmond, WA
    Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Microsoft in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    First round interviews occurred on campus at the University. The interview was 1:1 and consisted mostly of behavior interview questions. There was one technical question testing understanding of finance. At the end of the interview I was told I would hear back from Microsoft shortly. I was then offered a final round interview in Seattle. I traveled to Microsoft HQ a couple of weeks later. Final round interviews were four 1:1 interviews that were both behavioral and technical.

    Interview Questions
    • (Given 4 financial statements) Microsoft is about to roll out a new Star Wars game on Xbox to promote usage of the Xbox Kinect. How would you price the product and evaluate the project?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Redmond, WA
    Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Microsoft in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interview scheduled through my recruiting agency. First phone interview for about 30 minutes and later in-person for about 45minutes.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about your most recent project experience?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about your technical experience including tools you most experienced with during project at your previous employer?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Redmond, WA
    Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Application Details

    The process took 2 days - interviewed at Microsoft in December 2008.

    Interview Details

    long, frustrating. mistakes made by HR. No follow up by HR or hiring manager. Not a good experience.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    It was a straight forward interview. I was first contacted thru my school career center. It was a smooth interview.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    I got a better offer in a different company

    Declined Offer
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Had one screening interview with the company and then was flown out for a "super day" of interviews. The first initial screening interview was more general of questions about my background, why I wanted to work there, and why I thought Microsoft had made different strategic decisions in the past. Then each of the interviews at the "super day" were mostly "fit" questions, except there were definitely questions regarding what was currently going on at Microsoft and one business case type question (on how you would think about going into a certain product or not). Therefore, I recommend reading up on current news articles about the company. I also recommend being prepared with a lot of questions to ask interviewers because every interviewer gives time to ask them questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions regarding their most recent 10-K or 10-Q   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    This role in fact is a PM role, just finance related. Interviewed for PM questions, talking about resources, projects and so on.

    Interview Questions
    • PM question, how to act before leadership to get a project fulfilled.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    What were you able to negotiate? What advice would you give others considering an offer?
    Accepted Offer
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    The process took 2 days - interviewed at Microsoft in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    This was a long process beginning with campus recruiting. That was very much a case type interview that required no prep. I was invited to final round interviews in the greater Seattle area. MS' talent sourcing group did all the leg work in arranging my travel and accommodations. The company was very welcoming to recruits and made the day of interviews as pleasant as possible. It made for a long day consisting of 4 different interviews with various levels of company personal. Surprisingly, the interviews with the higher level personnel were easier than the one with the more junior personnel. Three of the four were conversational and the fourth was a business case to see how well a new hire would think on their feet. Overall, it was a great experience and I was pretty bummed it didn't work out. Oh well.

    Interview Questions
    • Which of these three cars would you chose to buy and why? How would you go about making your decision?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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