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Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
Application Details

I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Microsoft in October 2012.

Interview Details

store manager

Interview Questions
  • if you were building a dream team from your old company, who wouldn't you take with?   View Answer
Negotiation Details
minimal
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

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    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 in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    The hiring and interviewing process was well run, with the internal recruiters doing a good job of briefing me.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you know about Microsoft's culture? Why do you want to join Microsoft? What s your passion?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Could negotiate relocation package and signing bonus
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Manager Interview

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

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a dayinterviewed at Microsoft in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    I had an initial phone screen by HR and was then called on-site at Redmond. I had a full day of interviews and met with around 7 people individually. The interviews were of average difficulty and highly technical. I got to know about a week later that I wasn't getting the offer. I"m still not sure why.

    Interview Questions
    • Give me an example where you have had to defy your boss when you knew he was wrong, and still delivered the requirement?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Microsoft in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    First was a phone interview with the hiring manager. The interview was in a pleasant and open style which allowed for having a real conversation. I was briefed on the timeline following the interview. Afterwards, when they couldn't keep their own schedule, I was informed with the reason why.

    I was then invited to a new interview with the executive. Again, pleasant and very open discussion. Both interviews was using the behavioral interview techniques.

    Shortly after I was informed that I had made a positive impression and that they would setup a meeting with a stakeholder (internal "customer") and arrange a meeting at my location. They spent the period checking references.

    After the whole process I was given some feedback, which I think is valuable to share. What made a very positive impression was that I seemed to be very honest in my responses. Too many people try to be too prepared for any question to be able to give the "right" response and that is easy to see through. Another thing was that in the discussions and through my questions, apparently I had shown that I had done good research on the position (use Linkedin!!). It enables more meaningful discussions. So do your research and connect it with your own experience.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I was presented with a package, which was according to my expectations and competitive vs market so no reason to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    The process was quick based upon a reference from an existing employee. After a couple of telephone interviews I was invited to spend a day at their office for in person interviews. I met with the hiring manager, key stakeholders and HR.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Negation phase was quick with a couple of back and forth exchanges pertaining to terms. No movement on vacation allocation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    all day panel

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    open and well handled
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Microsoft in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Phone screen with Recruitment, 2 face to face interviews and one phone interview. Was a new role, so my questions specific about the JD, weren't responded to with any detail. Felt like it was still being defined

    Interview Questions
    • Standard behavioural questions about experiences with influencing, working in matrix, managing priorities   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They had completely disregarded my expectations and experience I brought with me, felt like ameuters
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Microsoft in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    2-on-1 face to face (hiring mgr + HR in the same room). Very thorough, intense, professional. A lot of questions on "how would you do [xyz]".

    Interview Questions
    • How do you motivate different groups with different work cultures to work towards the same corporate goals?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tokyo (Japan)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tokyo (Japan)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Microsoft in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    Technical Screening by an out-side company using Web based conference system.
    Then interview by the hiring manager.
    It would have been followed by interviews by employees who would be my subordinates, but I couldn't get there.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you tell to your subordinates on the first day of the job.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a weekinterviewed at Microsoft in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    I have over 18 years of professional experience that is directly related to the position and I was no longer considered to be a viable candidate for a middle management position because I did not complete my college education. There is lots of value in completing one's college education. However, there is also value in 18 years of direct professional experience in lieu of a college degree. Afterall, Bill Gates (Co-Founder/Chairman of Microsoft) did not complete his college education......Microsoft of all companies, should recognize that individuals with all types of professional work experience and education can contribute to the success of the organization.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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