Microsoft Interview Questions in Mountain View, CA

Updated Mar 27, 2015
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    Tech Evangelist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Microsoft (Mountain View, CA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    A Microsoft recruiter found me somehow (LinkedIn, Website, etc) then contacted me to setup a phone interview. Had a 30 minute screening about some projects I had done. They flew me up for an onsite interview. There were 4 other candidates from around the country. We had 4 one-on-one interviews that were 45 minutes each.

    Interview Questions

    • Why are you a good fit for the Tech Evangelist role?   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    I received a better offer from another company

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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Microsoft (Mountain View, CA).

    Interview

    Very fast process for me, but have heard that it went slow for some others. So varies. Got a phone screen with some technical questions, then an onsite within a few days, and an offer a few days after that. The interviews were good, lots of whiteboard coding questions but good questions, nothing stupid. Some basic sanity checks, i.e. very simple questions, some slightly more complicated (e.g. rearranging linked lists). Long day. If one or two interviewers give a solid thumbs down they often stop the process so they do not waste time, so if the interview is shorter than expected then expect bad news. If you make it to see the hiring manager it is a good sign.

    Interview Questions

    • Honestly don't remember, but I was not stuck anywhere so there was nothing too ridiculous. But they do expect you to think of edge cases and test cases, especially for an SDET.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I did not negotiate but should have. I asked for too little and got it. Research the market and ask for slightly more than you want.

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    Hardware Quality Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Microsoft (Mountain View, CA).

    Interview

    5 interviews with various levels of interviewers (engineers, directors, gms..). I loved the interview process because it was not the typical behavioral stuff. The conversations were pretty laid back, which I liked. We talked about some technical topics (mechanical, electrical) and my interests. The least senior person that interviewed me asked me some brainteaser type questions. They weren't too hard. I really liked the people that I met and the culture, which seemed pretty non-bureaucratic. During the interview process they took us to a nice dinner and treated us really well. I enjoyed the recruiting process.

    Interview Questions

    • How did you get hired for your previous job (internship) without having experience?   1 Answer
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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Microsoft (Mountain View, CA) in May 2014.

    Interview

    Recruiting agency contacted me for this job and I was interviewed on Skype.It was 30 minutes interview which was technical.The manager asked few technical questions and it was kind of conference call on Skype as other team members were also listening.

    Interview Questions

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    Software Development Engineer In Test Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Microsoft (Mountain View, CA) in February 2014.

    Interview

    I applied as a PM but they set an interview for an SDET position. Interview process was great though. Had a phone interview with a recruiter where we talked about my classes and projects that I've done. The recruiter was really nice and friendly. They flew me up to Mountain View a couple of weeks later. The first interviewer asked me to write atoi() and merge two sorted linked lists, which I did correctly. My interviews went downhill afterward though...

    Interview Questions

    • Write a function to count the number of sentences in a grammatically-correct English paragraph.   Answer Question
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    Software Development Engineer/Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Microsoft (Mountain View, CA) in January 2014.

    Interview

    2 on-campus, 1 on-site interview

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiation

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    Account Technology Specialist (ATS) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Microsoft (Mountain View, CA) in October 2013.

    Interview

    Phone screen followed by phone tech review - fairly easy. Flew me into Mountain View campus for 6 hours, interviewed with other ATSs - 2, 45 minutes, then interviewed with 2 account managers. All interviews 1:1 and 45 minutes in length. My resume is more of a marketing document not a chronically history of my career (22 years), so interviewers got a bit stuck with trying to connect the dots. I would have rather had all interviewers at once instead of rehashing the same topic - my history. They asked why do I want to work for MSFT since my own consulting company is so successful. I stated I wanted to have a greater impact on society. They asked the same question again and again which gave me the impression they were not making an impact on society nor happy with their role. Who knows. Lunch provided. Some travel expenses paid. Had 90 minute break between interviews which sucked. Hard to carry interest after sitting in a room alone for 90 minutes. Two positions where open, maybe three. After not getting the job I was told that they are only going to fill one o f the positions and the person given the offer had more sales experience which is fine. My background is more technical / solution architect and the role appears more like hand holding enterprise clients then designing or even project management. Seemed like a shallow role. PS: LinkedIn was highly leveraged by both myself and the interviewing team.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you persuade difficult people?   1 Answer
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    ASIC Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Microsoft (Mountain View, CA).

    Interview

    Many back to back 1 hour interviews with different people from different departments.

    Interview Questions

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    Senior User Experience Designer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Microsoft (Mountain View, CA) in May 2013.

    Interview

    The biz guy came to interview and ask real-projects that they are working on for free consulting. Because he's biz guy, he only ask biz question for a candidate who applied to designer position

    Interview Questions

    • What should we do in order to be profitable against competitors?   Answer Question
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Microsoft (Mountain View, CA).

    Interview

    Interview with recruiter about current position, salary and few techincal questions. Phone interview with Engineer at Mountain View Office. They ask you to write code. Questions are simple but expect to have all corner cases covered when testing.

    Interview Questions

    • Find if given number matched sum of two elements in sorted array.   1 Answer
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