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Helpful (2)No Offer
I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Microsoft.
I gave my resume to college recruiter. Invited to attend a what to expect during the interview meeting. Then given an on campus interview the day after. The interviewer was a developer from Redmond. This was round one of process. I was told round two and three would be at Redmond.
- There were behavioral questions and some technical questions. The one technical question I remembered was N-queens problem. Answer Question
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I applied through college or university. The process took 7 weeks. I interviewed at Microsoft.
Two round of interviews on campus following one prescreening. Then got the onsite interview.
- The two questions from the on campus interview is easy. The two questions from onsite interview is quite difficult. One of them is to design a data structure for a sales process. When customer click to buy, the information of the customers need to be recorded (address, credit card numbers, product bought etc.), the data structure is to go over the information and send out the product. Answer Question
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Basically just received an email that told me to schedule an interview time. I did and signed up for a phone interview. A week later, I completed a phone interview. We talked about responsibilities of the position, and then went into the technical questions. I was asked a basic sorting question, then asked to describe my preferred search algorithm. All pretty straightforward.
- Describe how you would install and configure a router for a home network? Answer Question
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Initial on campus screening. I was given a coding question to solve in a language of my choice (something like break a string into an array of its letters as characters. then I was asked the following question: "if you had to design a tv remote control with only 2 buttons, what would the buttons do?" We spoke about that for 10 minutes or so and then answered my questions about the company and internship program.
- if you had to design a tv remote control with only 2 buttons, what would the buttons do? Answer Question
- No OfferDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Microsoft (Redmond, WA).
A phone interview after 3 weeks of applying.
- Prepare data structures - array, list, linked list, binary tree, hash maps, etc Answer Question
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I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Microsoft.
Did not make it past the first round of phone interviews
- The questions were really logic based and out of the ordinary. They really just want to see how you think. Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
Most annoying exprience till date, I had a phone interview of about 30 min mainly related to my course work and projects and its been 4 weeks since then and I have not received a result. I have emailed the HR about 5 times and she hasn't answered even once. This seriously raises a big doubt regarding their hiring process. I do not know how to know my result (be it positive or negative). I have not seen a company delaying the result for so long.
- No OfferNegative Experience
Had a 30 min phone interview mainly about my coursework and project. Its been almost 4 weeks now and I have not heard from them regarding my result. I have emailed the HR about 5-6 times and she has not even answered once. This puts a big doubt about Microsoft's hiring process. It appears that they do not value people's time. With the HR not replying, I do not know how to know my result. I have not had such an experience with any other company.
- Nothing unsual Answer Question
- No OfferEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Microsoft.
This was a campus interview and lasted for 45 mins. He asked me two questions - 1) Delete a node in sorted singly linked list (with proper garbage collection) 2) Find number of set bits in an integer or any word After that it was few mins of behavioral interview in which he asked about my past work ex and toughest bug faced and related experience.
- Delete a node in sorted singly linked list - Although it was easy but I made few silly mistakes and covered edge cases after he pointed out. Answer Question
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