Microsoft Interview Questions & Reviews in Hyderābād

Updated Aug 20, 2014
Updated Aug 20, 2014
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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Anonymous Employee in Hyderābād (India)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Microsoft in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Its a 4 round interview

    Round 1: Telephonic(technical) Duration: 40 mins to 1 hour 30 mins
    - Be thoroughly prepared for the interview
    - Be attentive and have patience as its a long exhausting interview
    - Propose for a face-to-face interview if you are in the same town or if you are willing to travel to the interview location with your own expenses- this will give you lots of advantages than a telephonic interview

    Round 2: Hands-on(technical) Duration: 4-8 hours
    - You are tested on many aspects and stress level
    - Have a proper breakfast before you go for this interview as it might take all day and you may be starving: This approach is to test how a resource work in stressful situations
    - Analyze the task given to you before you start working on it, say 40% of your time should be used to analyze the task and ask appropriate questions

    Round 3: Manager Duration: 30-40 mins
    - This will be a test to check the attitude of the candidate
    - Willingness to work in stressful situations
    - Thought process
    - Team playing abilities

    Round 4: Delivery head(telephonic/face-to-face) Duration: 10-20 mins
    - Casual discussion and welcome note

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Salary package was very low when compared

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyderābād (India)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Microsoft in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Online Test conducted by Cocubes. Can be given from home.

    At Microsoft Office :

    1 Written Test followed by 2 Technical 1 Managerial(kind of role play and case study round) and 1 HR(kind of stress plus typical HR) interview

    Technical rounds consist of 5 algorithms from DS and Algorithms(You can code in any language), approx 5-10 from OS, 2-5 que from DBMS, 5-10 From Networks and 2-5 from Testing.

    Have a heavy breakfast before going to Microsoft office as it will be very long day there. Do not get irritated by long day as HR is the stress round in which people normally screw up because of high fatigue level.

    Explain very clearly and in depth your past projects and your role.

    Interview Questions
    • Be logical and clear. You have to be very very thorough in knowledge as frequently questions like explain some term to a layman can arise. Nothing is too difficult. Just good presence of mind and logical skills with least nervousness would help crack the interview.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I am an entry level fresher. I got around 170 % hike so there was no scope of negotiation. Microsoft cares a lot about employees and gives lucrative compensation with best working environment. So, in short no need to worry about compensation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Contractor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyderābād (India)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source. The process took a day - interviewed at Microsoft in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    4 interviews on same day
    we can write logic in any programming language, but writing on paper or white board is required (no computer)
    there is a no single correct answer, just if you are giving a solution or not, and if you are improving it or not is the thing which is seen.

    1st interview - general programming questions - single tech interviewer, asked about 10-15 questions oops concepts, c++, small programmings questions, and question on how to store many data types in 1 type (in c# there is a type called object which is base for all data types/classes)

    2nd interview - senior programmer - answer was required to be written on white board, it was very difficult, but he dint care about the syntax, but he just cared about the logic, gave a solution, improved it, in the end he asked what did u learn from this interview outcome? i said, may be i can come to the optimal solution directly if i take a little more time.

    3rd question - management - very cool guy - just 2 to 3 questions, very logical ones, question was 2 people are circling a very large circle, when will they meet? i failed to answer this, but he felt i was ok which is correct, the problem here is i assumed they both were circling at a constant speed so they wudnt meet, for example, if they were at different speed (one is faster) then at some point in time they wud meet, so simple, the speed = distance / time like formula will tell when they will meet assuming circle is of some circumference (distance here) u will get the time since u can assume some different speed & same distance for both.

    i think thats it passed, worked for about 3+years.

    Interview Questions
    • question on how to store many data types in 1 type   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    this was a contractor position, my company wud have agreed some payment for me.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Microsoft IT Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyderābād (India)
    Interview Details

    Focus is on logic and algorithm rather than language of programming.
    You need to be confident and show passion towards the company.
    There was an aptitude round followed by a 1hr of coding round.
    Then there were 3 technical PIs and last was the HR round.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions were asked on dbms, networking and main focus was algorithms and logic.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Anonymous Employee in Hyderābād (India)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Microsoft in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Written Test, Online Coding, F2F

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) V Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Anonymous Employee in Hyderābād (India)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Microsoft in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied directly. Recruiter sent document that contains links for interview preparation, links suchas careercup...etc. Recruiter followup through phone and e-mails to check if I am ready to take interview. After a month of sending interview preparation material, interview scheduled. Interview happened through skype. Interviewer has Windows 8 OS in his laptop and do not know how to use skype with Win 8, use suchas chat, talk and browse, it is bit different in Win 8. Asked to write program on online "collabedit". I have close to 15 years experience, interview technique would have been different.

    Interview Questions
    • Writing a efficient program within given time. Unless you are mug up you won't clear   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyderābād (India)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a staffing agency. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Microsoft in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    The interview consists of 7 rounds + one HR

    Explain Raid 0,1 and 5 and 6

    Sp_who2 fields

    Perfmon counters for OS health

    AWA switch in SQL

    Difference between 32 bit and 64 bit operation system

    Give me a scenario where you proactively acted to avert an outage in your current role.

    A website loads slow for the first 10 minutes , how do you troubleshoot this issue.

    IIS log format and common Http error codes is a must read

    What is TCP three way handshake. ?

    What is the difference between ASP and ASP.net, what are the advantages of ASP.net . ?

    Any experience with ASP.net programming.?

    What is UDP and TCP?

    Draw detailed IIS architecture. ?

    What is the difference between Incident management and problem management ?

    Lots of scenarios were given to asses situational troubleshooting.

    Interview Questions
    • Given a chance what would you do to make Hyderabad a world-class city.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Not much scope for negotiating
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyderābād (India)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Microsoft in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    Interview Details:
    One written exam at campus, 20 MCQ and 4 coding questions.
    4 rounds of Technical Interviews followed by HR at MSIDC

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyderābād (India)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Microsoft in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    From the very beginning the interview was mostly around problem solving capabilities be it around designing solutions for retail or some complex puzzle or algorithm. I underwent 5 rounds of interviews that lasted almost full day including breaks.

    Interview Questions
    • I did not know about Program Management role and the hiring manager could not fully articulate it. I realised, if hiring manager is having such a hard time explaining, it must be a challenging role.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not much of negotiation. I moved from US and didn't know the local market in India therefore just accepted the position.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    User Experience Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyderābād (India)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    4-5 rounds, extempore design problems to solve, look for creative out of box solution, method and intellectual horse power

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    much above market average
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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