Microsoft Interview Questions

Updated Jul 1, 2015
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  1. Helpful (9)  

    Program Manager Interview

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

    Application

    The process took 8+ weeksinterviewed at Microsoft (Redmond, WA).

    Interview

    The interview process was pretty straight forward asked a lot of question about my experience. Understanding of how to design an application is important. 4 interviews total after the initial phone screen.

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  2.  

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview

    I applied online and got a phone interview about a week later. They started by briefly going over my resume and then delved into a few basic behavioral questions. This part was fine but I stumbled quite a bit when I started getting asked more technical questions. I'm not too surprised that I didn't make it any further in the process.

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    • Describe the most difficult programming project you ever undertook and the process by which you succeeded.   Answer Question
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    Product Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview

    Had three phone interviews that took about two weeks. Offered the job on the first of the month. Flew out of state to various states for training. Came back to the state and did more training.

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    • Favorite hobbies? What do you like about Microsoft?   1 Answer
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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview

    The day consisted of four 45-minute interviews with team members and the manager of the team that was considering hiring me. There was 15 minutes between each interview where the interviewer from the last interview talked with the interviewer for the next interview so each interviewer knows what you have said and done through the entire day.

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    • Pretty standard software questions with a pretty decent focus on testing the code you write.   Answer Question
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    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview

    Got contacted by the recruiter with the online test first, I finished all six or seven questions. Then been invented to onsite interview for roughly half a day. Good Experience. No phone interview in between, that's is. Thank you.

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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Microsoft (Redmond, WA).

    Interview

    Applied through campus recruiting. One telephonic round and then 5 onsite rounds. Interview included solving one coding question, and then testing it. Focused more on how to would I test the code, and debug it.

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    • * Merge two sorted linked list. The merged list should also be sorted.
      * Compact a string. i.e remove spaces
      * traverse a link list containing char* as data. test cases for the same.
      * reverse a string. test cases for the same.
      * remove all the given characters from a string.
       
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  8.  

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview

    I started with an on-campus interview that was originally rescheduled. After what I thought was a mediocre first round interview, I was told I would not move on due to no more availability for final round, which was later reversed. Despite putting certain offices and positions as my preference on the application, I was interviewed for a team I was not particularly interested in at an office I did not want to be at (it was not clear that the interview would be for a particular team until I walked in the door that morning). There were four 45-minute whiteboarding interviews focused on both coding and design principles.

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    • Reverse words of a string.   1 Answer
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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview

    I was approached by the campus recruiter. They came to my school and I did on-campus interview. A few weeks later, I was invited to onsite. I met with ~5 engineers & engineering managers. All of them asked technical questions or simple behavioral questions (how would you resolve situation where xxxxxxx happens....)

    Interview Questions

    • 1. Reverse string except spaces. A string has mix of alphabets and spaces. Your task is to reverse the string, but preserve the positions of spaces. For example, reverse of " a if" is " f ia"

      2. An array of size n has all but one numbers between 1 and n+1. Find the missing one.
       
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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Interview

    Interview was rescheduled. The first time it took the recruiter some time to find an available spot. But then we had to cancel due to unforeseen events. The second attempt my flight got cancelled due to weather.

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    Product Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Microsoft (New York, NY) in June 2015.

    Interview

    long but it was worth it! in the end i got the offer!! they like high spirited people!! thats is what it is all about!! keep a smile on your face and laugh a lot!

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for Microsoft?
      Tell me about a time when you went above and beyond?
      Tell me about a time when you had to deal wit a difficult co worker or customer and how did you deal with it?
      Tell me about your self?
      They might ask you to role play in the group interview and sale something or another person to them as in why should they hire them.
       
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