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Updated Dec 22, 2014
Updated Dec 22, 2014
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    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    Got an on-campus interview. Questions were general and did an walk-through of my resume. But was not able to match me to a group for further consideration of interview. The interview was ok though.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Associate Consultant Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    Initially contacted via University Recruiting and invited to come to University campus for 30 min interview. This first interview was strictly behavioral, mostly just a screening. Was then invited to fly out for the final round of interviews. Had 4 back to back interviews and was asked to present a 20 minute presentation on something I am passionate about. Then heard back within 3 days of interviewing and accepted an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • If you could change one thing about the embedded system within a Coke Freestyle machine, what would you do?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Principal Program Manager Security Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    I was approached by Microsoft recruiter and after several email and phone discussions, a video interview is scheduled with the Director. The Director cancelled out at the last minute and had to reschedule. During the interview, the Director seems to be not interested on my technical and processes skillset, but how I can "fight the battle" with other teams for ensuring they follow Microsoft security protocol. It seems to me that she is looking for someone to fight HER battle.

    After the interview, I heard nothing from the recruiter. No email. If I didn't get the job, that's OK, just send me an email courtesy. I was expecting a much more professional recruiting process from a company like Microsoft, but it is actually worst than other much smaller companies I have interviewed with.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    interview process can be found everywhere in the internet. 1 on campus interview, and 4 rounds onsite interview. I've finished all questions perfectly I think. But received the rejection letter two days later. So confuse. I don't like this interview experience. Not because I didn't receive the offer. Because I don't find the way to improve myself. I really want to know where the problem is.

    Interview Questions
    • all question are not very difficult, but they are interest   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Technical Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I applied to the position online and they requested a phone interview within a month. The interview was pretty straight forward and had no technical questions. It lasted for just half and hour and part of the time was spent talking about the position and the interviewer's experience with Microsoft. That left only about 15 minutes worth of behavioral questions and general running through my resume.

    I heard back about 2 weeks after this phone interview and was not invited for an on-site interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing unexpected. Just basic questions about my resume and some behavioral questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    TAM Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    4 one hour interviews. Just wants to see if you are the right fit for the company. One of the presentations was a presentation on any topic you want to present on.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    I had my first interview on campus. The interviewer was great and friendly, and asked me whether I wanted to interview for software dev or product manager, but when I was unsure he interviewed me for both. I got a return interview and we'll see how that goes, but the on-campus was really manageable.

    Interview Questions
    • They asked me to implement a stack and design a clock.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Intern Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    Met college recruiter at schools job fair. Talk about how I got interested into Computer Science which got me an interview. The recruiter was very nice and actually cared about my story and generally wanted to hear it.

    At the interview, I got a lot of help from the interviewer on the questions but I was just too nervous to think straight and was still a beginner at CS. Could have passed the interview if just brushed up on basics.

    Interview Questions
    • Two behavioral questions.
      Describe about a recent software application you used and how would you improve it.

      If Microsoft got into the soda vending machine business, how would come up with a paradigm shift for it?

      Tech question:
      Given an array of customer ids, find out if a costumer called more than once. No data structures, other than arrays.
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Contacted by a recruiter. Quick phone screen then on-site interviews with 4+ people. Overall an efficient and good experience. Technical questions didn't really have much of a basis for the actual role though.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
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    MACH Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    I had a total of four interviews that were 45 minutes each with very unique individuals. All were very conversational with a few behavioral questions to understand more of my skills. One of the four interviewers was the hiring manager and was a stickler. He asked a few tough questions with one that directly related to sales. I held my ground, answered his questions and received a favorable recommendation from him.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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