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Updated Dec 15, 2014
Updated Dec 15, 2014
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Interview process is good but questions are quite hypothetical. Mostly related to string manipulations.

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    • Write an class which support all functionality of Outlook client.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Microsoft.

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    Difficult interview, but not harrd to crack.
    Prepare well, be confident, focus more on data structures and problem solving skills. Mastering in algorithms is key to scuccess in microsoft interview

    Negotiation Details
    I didn't do any negotiation
    Accepted Offer
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    Intern Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Microsoft.

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    Qualifications may be necessary in securing an IT job, but head hunters at Microsoft often look under the hood for passion and self-awareness.
    "If you're going to be supporting the financial services industry, we'll ask if you've worked in a bank," he said. "Sometimes, it's not about having knowledge of our technology--it's about knowledge of how the financial sector operates."

    Because Microsoft is evolving to better understand its customers' businesses, rather than just selling software, the company is looking for different talent. "We engage the candidates to let them know what Microsoft is all about and the problems we have."

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    No Offer
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    Premier Field Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    3 technical + 2 managers

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    Negotiation Details
    What were you able to negotiate? What advice would you give others considering an offer?
    Accepted Offer
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    It is usually all day long with one interviewer every hour.
    You are mostly asked coding questions on white board, and after you finish writing the functions, you are asked to optimize it.

    Interview Questions
    • Most questions are about data structure, algorithms. so these days it seems like many interviewers don't ask unexpected questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    What were you able to negotiate? What advice would you give others considering an offer?
    Accepted Offer
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    Research Intern Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    The interview was done over the phone. The overall experience was very positive. The questions were technical, focusing on the main aspects of previous work that was related to the position I was applying to. The job was related to compiler technology, so some questions related to programming language usage and representation appeared. Another very important part were background questions about the technical aspects of the project. So an obvious advice is, do an extensive research of the unit/department you are applying to or will interviewed for.

    Interview Questions
    • Give me at least one idea that can improve the precision and/or speed of the current used data-flow analysis for this project?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    I have attended the on campus interview at my university. After a week I received an email regarding the onsite interview at Redmond, WA. I faced 3 one to one interview. All the interviewer were senior team lead and very friendly.

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    • While taking coffee on the lobby from the automatic coffee maker one interviewer asked me How to test a coffee machine ?   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Process consisted of 4 techincal interviews.Each round was for around 45min-60 mins.The questions were primarily asked from Data Structures , Algorithms and OS.In one of the rounds, I was asked to implement strstr function in O(n) time .The other questions were from threads and the projects i had been involved with.

    Interview Questions
    • A Maze is given as N*N binary matrix of blocks where source block is the upper left most block i.e., maze[0][0] and destination block is lower rightmost block i.e., maze[N-1][N-1]. A rat starts from source and has to reach destination. The rat can move only in two directions: forward and down.
      In the maze matrix, 0 means the block is dead end and 1 means the block can be used in the path from source to destination. Note that this is a simple version of the typical Maze problem. For example, a more complex version can be that the rat can move in 4 directions and a more complex version can be with limited number of moves.
       
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    No Offer
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    Principal Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Multiple rounds of reviews.
    All subjective. Crap shoot.

    Interview Questions
    • Again, all subjective. Senior people should not get brain teaser questions.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Program Manager II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Its a well known process . I did an internal interview -so had 3 rounds and got asked business questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Will you (as Microsoft ) invest in the car parking business ? Explain the monetization model   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer

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