I applied through college or university and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Microsoft in January 2014.
Interview Details – I applied through my school's career website in October. In mid-December, I received an email from a recruiter for a phone interview. This interview lasted about 30 minutes and consisted of behavior questions and a few technical/critical thinking questions. Overall, the interviewer was very nice and helpful throughout the questions which made the interview go well. Since the holiday season was very close to my phone interview date, I had to wait a little longer to get results, at least that's what they said. During the second week in January, I received an email congratulating and saying that I will move onto the final round of interviews. I was then informed that I would be going out to Redmond in a week later for the on-site interviews.
With just a little bit of information from me, they were able to book the trip for me and I did not have much to do. Once in Redmond for the interviews, we met with our recruiters and they introduced themselves to us. We were then taken by a concierge to The Commons to eat lunch around 11:30. He also showed us a little bit of the campus. After eating lunch, we were guided to explore a little more before we went to the Company Store. We had to be back to the first building by 1 for the start of interviews. Once back, individual people came out to get us for a 1 on 1 interview. Each interview was about 45 minutes with 15 minute breaks in-between where you can play Xbox, use a Surface, snack, or relax on the couch. Half way through, we got a longer break to relax or do whatever.
After all of the interviews concluded, we were told that we would be notified within the next week if we were offered a position.
They pay for your meals and fun activities too! So have fun!
Interview Question – What are the 3 concepts of a Program Manager? (I didn't know the specific words he was looking for, but I had the concepts) Everything else was manageable. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Since it's an internship, no negotiations. But it's a GREAT offer anyways.
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Microsoft.
Interview Details – I applied through on campus recruiting for the internship position in 2012 and was invited to the superday in Seattle. However, I didn't manage to get the offer as there were quite a number of people from my school who went and the process was competitive. I re-applied the following year for the full-time role and went through the first round on campus interview. However, I did not get the invitation to the superday.
Interview Question – A brainteaser and some of the things you want to do as a CFO in a magazine company Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Microsoft.
Interview Details – - First, phone interview with college recruiter
- Then, they flew me out to Redmond for an all-day interview
Interview Question – They asked me to first design a function to do something (don't remember) and code it on the whiteboard. Then they asked me how I would test it. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Microsoft.
Interview Details – Communication was very good. They followed up and replied to all quiries pretty fast after informing me about on site interview. Also the people were very friendly and helpful to talk with
Interview Question – How would test a machine on moon that does arithmatic operation based on input from earth and returns value to earth Answer Question
Negotiation Details – NOT
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Microsoft.
Interview Details – Actively recruited by Microsoft before public posting of job req. Discussed position with very friendly talent sourcing professional. Waited one month for next communication. Contacted by HR consultant. Scheduled tech screening for following week. Pushed out another week due to schedule conflict. Then scheduled "finals" which is an all-day f2f interview loop in a local Microsoft office. Long day with repeating questions. I was contacted the next week that I was not selected.
Interview Question – none really. most were behavior questions. Answer Question
I applied through college or university - interviewed at Microsoft in March 2013.
Interview Details – It was a phone interview, the quesitons were all behavioral questions. There were two interviewers, one was the current member of the program, one was the hiring manager. They paused for quite a while taking notes after you answered each question, which made me a little uncomfortable.
Interview Question – The questions are regular without surprises. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Microsoft in December 2013.
Interview Details – It was a New Grad position.
1. Phone Interview - 30 minutes. Interviewer talked about my course projects and the kind of work I am looking to do. Some of my friends had some coding questions.
2. On-site interviews. 4 interviews, 45 minutes each. Interview questions ranged from deciding where to place servers and services in a data center, Problems and good things associated with using load balancers.
The interview flows like a discussion. It doesn't feel like an interview at all.
Interview Question – Most questions weren't that difficult. Once you start talking about them, the interviewer offers their input and the interview flows like a discussion. Questions ranged from flags in TCP handshake to collecting design requirements for a website and deciding on what basis to select cloud providers. Load Balancers also figure in interviews. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They gave me a week to accept the offer. I did not accept.
I applied online - interviewed at Microsoft in January 2014.
Interview Details – Microsoft moves quickly and is very professional throughout the process. I was contacted by a staffing consultant and within a week I had a phone interview. During the phone interview, I was told that I would be brought in for what Microsoft calls a "loop." A loop entails an in-person round of interviews. As I understand, the loop is progressive: So long as your interviews are going well, they add more to your schedule for that day. The final interview, should the candidate make it this far, would be an "As-Appropriate" with the lead of the team. From being contacted by the staffing consultant to concluding the in-person "loop" and receiving an offer took about 10 days.
Interview Question – I had a few logic questions thrown my way. One person asked me to explain the moon cycles. He was more interested in my logic than in the exactness of my science. View Answer
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Microsoft.
Interview Details – Had applied for Microsoft through my vendor and was scheduled an interview over phone.
Interview Question – Interview question: Asked me to write a program that'll find all combinations of a string and check if they are palindromes or not. View Answer
I interviewed at Microsoft in November 2013.
Interview Details – 30 minutes interview with some questions on resume and one question about linked list. He asked me to write a code removing all nodes having value = given value from the list
Interview Question – he asked questions about pointers in C/C++ Answer Question
Pros: “Microsoft has great talent, there are so many smart people here. The products are great. Microsoft is willing to make big bets.” “Microsoft has great talent, there are so many smart people here. The products are great. Microsoft is willing to make big bets.” – Full Review
What do you want in a job? Do you want more than a paycheck? At Microsoft, you can discover potential you didn’t know you had, push your limits, turn your ideas into reality and make a real impact on the industry and… — Full Overview
Provided by employer [?]
This is the employer's chance to tell you why you should work for them. The information provided is from their perspective.
Your feedback has been sent to the team and we'll look into it.
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.
Simply post an anonymous review for a recent interview experience or current/former employer. Your post is anonymous – and if you're worried someone will be able to identify your review, you can even post without telling us your job title and location. Learn More.
No thanks –