Microsoft

www.microsoft.com
Employer Engaged

Microsoft Interview Questions

Updated Mar 4, 2015
Updated Mar 4, 2015
4,006 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

62%
25%
12%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

35%
21%
16%

Interview Difficulty

3.3
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

Candidate Interview Reviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty
  1.  

    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    pretty starightforward, mostly fit questions and then some questions about your favorite tech products and why. the person was very nice and tried to put you at ease. I didn't get any brainteasers which was great.

    Interview Questions
    • what do you think is a tech product that is marketed particularly well and why?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    Terrible, seemed like she did not want to be there. The questions were hard for saying no experience needed and she was not very engaging. Overall after the interview the culture of the company was not a fit for me. Great company just not for me.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    The interviewer was very nice and I was asked a simple problem about tree traversals. Unfortunately, my mind went blank so I didn't get to the answer straight away. Ended up figuring out the principles for the solution, but didn't have enough time to code the solution.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Interview Review


  5.  

    Service Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    Was contacted by a recruiter, did a phone screen, then in person 5 round interview. If you make it past the first 2, you are pretty much hired. The tech questions were open and they kept grilling you on your design until you break. Everything from decision making to architecture design. What I liked is that they didn't grill you on pointless name these services, ports, etc but how you think and troubleshoot.

    Interview Questions
    • build a multi tenant sql server architecture
      build a HA 3 tier web application where no downtime is allowed
       
      View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    it was easy. Had two rounds of interviews and the questions were pretty simple. Was asked many resume related questions. I applied in the career fair of our campus and got a call within a week to attend an interview on campus. It was a 30 minute interview with questions on my resume. Later for the second round of interview i was asked to come to Seattle. Had three 45 minute interviews covering various topics like trees, hash maps, design problems, palindromes etc. Be confident and you are good to go.

    Interview Questions
    • Find the prime numbers in a given range?
      Find the anagram meanings of a given string from a dictionary
       
      Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    Skype interview.
    4 onsite interviews in Seattle. (Binary trees & linked list questions)
    Seriously - solve all of the problems you can find without the solutions.
    Stayed at the Marriott Hotel two nights. Flights and all taken care of.
    Recruiter was incredibly nice and supportive throughout the process.

    Interview Questions
    • Find a loop in a linked list and fix it.
      Set all nodes at the same depth to have a field "next" pointing to the next in the children.. (BT)
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    Applied at a career fair and received an on-campus interview around two or three weeks later. It was a 30 minute interview with half of it explaining your resume and projects. The other half was more technical questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Given two sorted lists, you had to find a solution that would merge the two in O(n) time.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Summer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    The process consisted of first round of one to one interview at the campus which later on was followed by on site interview. During a one to one interview, one technical question was asked which was suppose to be implemented using c++/java or your preffered language. The other question was behavioral.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    Submitted resume on school website, got an on-campus interview after two weeks. The interview lasted half an hour. Interviewer asked some behavioral and technical questions, also asked about general background, if you have taken hard-core programming courses, etc.

    Interview Questions
    • Fixed-size array queue, what if you are running out of time to complete a project.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    4 interviewers, each with a variety of questions and conversation starters. Pretty intense process, but still laid back. Each person had a different role at a different business unit.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked a number of questions about how I would remodel a house to see my thought process/problem solving approach.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

See What Microsoft Employees Are Saying

 Former New Product Introduction Program Manager in Redmond, WA

Pros: “Dynamic and challenging environment allows very steep personal growth to meet business goals.” Full Review

Work at Microsoft? Share Your Experiences

Microsoft

 
Click to Rate
or

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.