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Financial Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer

Application

I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Microsoft.

Interview

phone interview. 3 questions. then I ask

Interview Questions

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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer

    Interview

    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

  2. Helpful (1)  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Microsoft (Redmond, WA) in August 2008.

    Interview

    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

    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.

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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Microsoft (Redmond, WA) in January 2008.

    Interview

    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

    Not much. They gave me about 1000 more in salary. I made a mistake and told them my former salary though

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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    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   1 Answer
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    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

    What were you able to negotiate? What advice would you give others considering an offer?

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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Microsoft (Singapore (Singapore)) in January 2010.

    Interview

    I was contacted by Recruiter for this open contract position at microsoft and from there took a few weeks before i came for a face to face interview with hiring manager. After passing the phase 1 of the interview, i was contacted for a second round and it also took few weeks before it happened. And the second interview was harder than the first with more technical questions. After my second interview, a week passed before i got the result but the paperwork took a while to complete.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Yes, i got quite a huge bump up from my original offer and advice i would give is to take your time when offered and have a second offer as backup plan so can negotiate better.

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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Microsoft in March 2011.

    Interview

    Simple phone interview consisting of basic questions as well as behavioral questions to test basic skills and interpersonal comfort levels. Questions determined work ethic as well as how you would typically fit in with the rest of the account team. Second interview was with Account Managers with whom I would be working with.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiation

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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redmond, WA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Microsoft (Redmond, WA) in February 2011.

    Interview

    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
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