Microsoft Interview Questions

Updated Sep 10, 2014
Updated Sep 10, 2014
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I had a campus interview first, which give a coding problem. I past this one. Then I got an onsite interview at Fargo. Four/Five round interviews. Every round I should do one or two coding questions, and talk about my projects, my working experiences, and so on.

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    • I failed one logic test problem at the first round, but did well in the rest round. I spend too much time on practicing coding problems. I didn't expect the coding problems are so easy. But I didn't do very well on talking about my working experiences.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Product Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Microsoft in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    3-step process- phone interview,open-house/group interview, then a 1:1 interview with store manager. I passed to phone interview and plan on attending to open house next week.Phone interview was very easy. Just explaining how your skills and experiences would benefit Microsoft and what pay you desired.

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    • Have not been asked a difficult question thus far. However, I am just in the beginning of hire process. Phone interview was very easy. Just explaining how your skills and experiences would benefit Microsoft and what pay you desired.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Senior Operations Program Manager Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Microsoft in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was previously a consultant with the team that hired me so I did not go through the traditional recruiting process. I submitted my resume directly to the hiring manager after she reached out and then she had the recruiter set up the interview loops.

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    • As a consultant, I was always willing to say "yes" to all the project requests that were thrown my way so I could delight my client. As an FTE, I would be asked to take on work that we are not resourced for or do not align to the overall business strategy - how do you challenge the requesting party, especially when they manage your team's budget?   Answer Question
    • Please try to be as detailed as possible regarding the technical question, business case, etc.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate a signing bonus.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Got an interview opportunity from career fair on campus and the interview was also held on campus. There were two questions. Both were pretty straightforward and the interviewer was very patient in explaining all the questions I had. My first code missed out a lot of corner cases. The interviewer was nice enough to point those out for me. I was able to correct them afterwards but still no luck for the next round.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Hardware Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied through website of Microsoft, took about 2 weeks for setting up an oncampus interview. He is an alumni at my school and mostly asking about computer architecture, then asking about a whole bunch of technical companies and what they do.

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    No Offer
  7.  

    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    Talked to Microsoft at the university career fair. The day before the interview there was a little session with the interviewers which was pretty helpful. Had a 45 minute technical interview the next day on campus.

    Interview Questions
    • Reverse the words in a sentence.

      For example, "Have a nice day" becomes "day nice a Have"
        View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Technical Writer/RTG Interview

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

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a day - interviewed at Microsoft in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was referred to this role by a staffing agency. The process with this manager was very easy. She had been on the job for 2 months before bringing me on-board, so she was still learning the ropes herself. I was hired with only one interview. She proved to be an uncommunicative manager, and one whom I wouldn't recommend. I don't think she had much of a handle on what the job would entail for a writer. She is nice and pleasant to work with though.

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    • There really weren't any difficult questions. The hiring manager asked some general questions about my background and skills, without explaining much about the role.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Premier Field Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Very easy going group, technical questions but overall very behavioral feel to the interview similar to many other company's (target, Cargill etc...). Great Company to work for and fantastic benefits

    Accepted Offer
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    Senior Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    Interview loop with 5-6 people. Several design and implementation questions.Design questions revolve around features and problem solving. Implementation questions revolve around data structures. You will be asked the same type of questions over and over again.

    Interview Questions
    • Finding an edit distance between two strings   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Just remember to play hardball. Microsoft is not a technical leader in any space right now. So, you can make them feel unwanted for you to get a great deal.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Questions on Data structures, algorithms, coding etc. some puzzles also. More than the solution the approach to solving a problem is important and talking your solution through convincingly. Answers to coding questions must have test cases, exception handling, readable code with comments, and also be able to satisfy most input sets.

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    • must be able to explain the thought process behind solution well.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

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