Microsoft Intern Interview Questions

Updated Mar 24, 2015
Updated Mar 24, 2015
230 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

67%
24%
8%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

54%
15%
12%

Interview Difficulty

3.1
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

230 Candidate Interview Reviews Back to all Interviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty

 

Intern Interview

Anonymous Employee
Anonymous Employee
Application Details

I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Microsoft.

Interview Details

It was a great experience, the interviewer was really nice. Being the first interview I have had in a while, I was tripped up with the question. But, the interviewer gave timely hints and the process moved along smoothly and nicely! I would interview with Microsoft again!

Interview Questions
  • Sorting Question? I don't quite remember. But it was very similar to merge sort.   Answer Question
No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Other Interview Reviews for Microsoft

  1.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    Through campus recruiting. They had a coding competition, and had recruiters walking around listening to us. They asked for people's names later. I personally wasn't able to solve a problem, but I think they based it on the team collaboration. I gave my resume and was contacted for an interview 2 weeks later. The interview itself was at our university and lasted for 30 minutes.

    Interview Questions
    • Given a file system, how will you find and delete a duplicate file?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    Submitted my resume at University event and got called into the first round of on-campus interviews. Sat in a small room with an engineer and asked me some behavioral questions -- like the most interesting things I've done in class or any interesting problems I've solved on projects. Then moved onto the technical questions with me coding on notebook in front of him at the table.

    Interview Questions
    • Simple string manipulation questions. Then about how I would test it.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Intern Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Microsoft in March 2015.

    Interview Details

    Got the first round of interview through campus recruiting. Heard from them less than a week telling me that I was selected to an on-site. 3 weeks later, an interview scheduler contacted me and settled me with a detailed schedule quickly. During the final interview, I stayed on the main campus a whole day (from 10am to 4pm) interviewing with 4 different people from the team. All of them were nice and challenged my solution in a good way. The recruiter was also very nice. He gave me the offer on next day's morning and explained in so much detail about the compensation, which made me really excited. I accepted the offer right away.

    Interview Questions
    • What was the most interesting/challenging bug that you fixed? Describe the process.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Interview Review


  5.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    Did not make it to the actual on-site interview. But I had an interview on campus where they asked situation questions such as like "when was a time..." Then usually technical questions following. Interview takes about 30 minutes.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    Terrible, seemed like she did not want to be there. The questions were hard for saying no experience needed and she was not very engaging. Overall after the interview the culture of the company was not a fit for me. Great company just not for me.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    it was easy. Had two rounds of interviews and the questions were pretty simple. Was asked many resume related questions. I applied in the career fair of our campus and got a call within a week to attend an interview on campus. It was a 30 minute interview with questions on my resume. Later for the second round of interview i was asked to come to Seattle. Had three 45 minute interviews covering various topics like trees, hash maps, design problems, palindromes etc. Be confident and you are good to go.

    Interview Questions
    • Find the prime numbers in a given range?
      Find the anagram meanings of a given string from a dictionary
       
      Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    Applied at a career fair and received an on-campus interview around two or three weeks later. It was a 30 minute interview with half of it explaining your resume and projects. The other half was more technical questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Given two sorted lists, you had to find a solution that would merge the two in O(n) time.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    I was interviewed by an hiring representative on the Phone. Mostly questions about my projects and internship experience. There were plenty of behavioral questions and no technical questions. I talked about my internship projects and how it felt to be working in that situation and what I would change about the process if I could change anything.

    There were a few questions about my classes and how I related to them. Mostly about my Data Structures and Algorithms class and how much of it I could relate to. Unfortunately its a class that I really disliked and could not say many good things about.

    Interview Questions
    • What I would do differently with my internship project.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  10.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Microsoft in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    It was an on-campus interview, i went in to the building and waited to be called in. My interviewer was not a native English speaker which made it hard to communicate with him. He asked me a short personal question and asked what computer programming classes I have taken so far. Then he moved on to a technical question which was sort an Array. He did not give me much guidance and said to just write it down on paper and then show it to him.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

Work at Microsoft? Share Your Experiences

Microsoft

 
Click to Rate
or

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.