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Updated Feb 26, 2015
Updated Feb 26, 2015
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Microsoft in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    It was an on-campus interview, i went in to the building and waited to be called in. My interviewer was not a native English speaker which made it hard to communicate with him. He asked me a short personal question and asked what computer programming classes I have taken so far. Then he moved on to a technical question which was sort an Array. He did not give me much guidance and said to just write it down on paper and then show it to him.

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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Microsoft in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    On-compus interview, ask me to introduce myself. Then ask three technical problem. First is find duplicates in a string. Second is find maximum continue sum in a array of integers. Third is find duplicates in a single linked list

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Engineering Service Engineer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Microsoft in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    I applied online after 1 month I got mail from hr for the phone interview the phone interview was easy. After 3 weeks I got call from hr for an onsite interview at Seattle. Now everything set to go there just waiting to finish the rest of the rounds.

    Interview Questions
    • Mostly what every is there in the resume and he asked how can you search a file in the windows file system using programming language, what if the file is protected?? Now waiting for the onsite interview.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Data Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Microsoft in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    I received an email requesting that I answer a few basic math and probability questions. It was 25 minutes timed-- pretty straight forward, nothing too difficult. A week and a half later, I had a phone call with a Project Manager in CA. 30 minutes long- 3 questions. The first and second were situational, the third was a basic probability question.

    Interview Questions
    • There are 6 marbles in a bag - 1 is white. You reach in the bag 100 times. After drawing a marble, it is placed back in the bag. What is the probability of drawing the white marble at least once?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    I applied the internship on their website. got a phone call to schedule a phone interview and fill out an application form. Few weeks later, I was told that I was rejected

    Interview Questions
    • Please talk about an imperfection of other software and how do you improve it.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    Talked and submit the resume in campus recruit event, got interview invitation after few days.
    one on one on campus interview, ask about few questions of C# and one code problem, didn't answer well, got decline after the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • 1. What's the difference between IEnumerable and IList.
      2. Interpret a string with different brackets and numbers and valid the string.
       
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    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Easy interview, contacted by recruiter and set up interview. Interview was relaxed, one on one with a guy. Asked me to write code, asked me about resume. I don't think the first round is supposed to be very hard but I messed up on one of the technical questions.

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    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Retail Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    The start of this interview began with a phone interview after completing the application. The next step would be the group panel interview which consisted of about two hours, afterword one of the panel interviewers will follow-up for a personal one on one interview. The entire process was great, the phone segment was a little long with some of the same questions be structured differently so take note of this. I didn't nail the interview but I have applied again for more positions within the company as my interest is still very high within this field.

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    • The most difficult question was; which secondary company would you'd work for.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    On campus recruiting event for hardware engineer at Microsoft.

    Got an email from the HR regarding the on-campus interview and signed up for a 30 minutes time slot.
    Interview was mostly on the resume, past experience, project experience, intern experience with a focus on the technical side. Fairly simple and easy.

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    • What was the most technical job you have worked on?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    1 technical phone screen interview followed by 5 onsite interviews. The phone screen was very straightforward. The onsite were completely technical and thorough. However if you are very comfortable with all the tree, LL, graph questions then you should be able to a decent job. All the interviewers were very friendly and always gave hints etc.

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    • Designing memory management system. Coming straight out of college, I am not used to this. But the interviewer gave me enough pointers that I was able to do a decent job.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview

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