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Updated Dec 22, 2014
Updated Dec 22, 2014
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    Program Manager Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    Internal transfer request after completing a few stretch assignments on the PM team. Process began with an informational interview where I was encouraged to formally apply. Formal interview loop was a set of 6 back-to-back interviews with members of Dev, PdM, Services, and Test teams (most of whom I knew, one that I didn't know well). The role was for a product I had been working on for a number of years, but had been acquired by Microsoft two years prior to the interview. General consensus from Microsoft leaders was that my product group was inferior in all aspects, and that came out very clearly in the interview process.

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    • I was asked to design a network topology for a specific use case. I'm still not sure why since the role was specific to a data analytics engine - why not ask me to propose a design for some improvement to the data platform?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Gave my resume at a recruitment event. They contacted me for an interview, which consisted mostly of behavioral questions and clarifications of things on my resume. It seemed like it went quite well, so I was a little surprised to not hear back. I guess since it was recruitment season they had a lot of applicants.

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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied through university recruiter. Process was very organized. On campus interview consisted of a linked list question. Answered the question but received feedback one week later with a rejection.

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    No Offer
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    Software Development Engineer Interview

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

    Interview Details

    On campus interview followed by day long interview at Microsoft HQ in redmond. Fairly straightforward questions. Got really tired from 4 back to back to back to back hour long interviews.

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    Accepted Offer
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    Software Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    University recruiting. Contacted by recruiter via email. First round interview. It was conducted at my university. First question was a standard "tell me about yourself". Afterwards, I was expecting more technical questions. Instead the interviewer asked me what Microsoft products I liked and hated, and to explain why. The last question was a basic brain teaser that wasn't too bad. I would recommend that for the 1st round interview, expect more behavioral than technical questions.

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    • What Microsoft products I like / hate and to explain why.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Microsoft.

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    Met recruiter on campus event and at another college's hackathon. After the career fair, I got an email setting up the on campus interview. It was a 30 minute 1 on 1 interview with a couple questions.

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    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    got an email from recruiter, spoke to recruiter at career fair, had an interview on campus, had four back to back interviews on campus of Microsoft during the afternoon, heard back within a week

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    called for interview at college... asked questions about my work experience and projects in resume.
    only one tech question to union two unsorted arrays. the interview was for 30 minutes and was asked HR questions mostly. Yet to hear from them

    No Offer
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    Learning and Development Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    The interview process at Microsoft has probably been the most organized I've ever been through. I really felt like I connected with everyone I interviewed with and that they were genuinely interested in my skills, knowledge, and experience. I felt comfortable at every step and communication was always very quick and clear.

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    • What are you most concerned about when you look at the description for this position?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    30 mins campus on-site interview. Like normal campus interview, interviewer first introduce what his group do in Microsoft. And then, he asked some normal behavior questions like what is the most difficult project in your resume. Then technical part is quite simple question about linkedlist

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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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