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Microsoft Product Advisor Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 18, 2014
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Product Advisor
Portland, OR

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Microsoft in October 2012.

Interview Details – It was all pretty jumbled, you first interview over the phone for about 45 mins with some third party company, then you are sent to a Skype call with someone. This was my experience with a new store opening. Existing stores will simply bring you in for a face to face meeting. All pretty run of the mill.

Interview Question – Nothing it was all pretty basic   View Answer

Negotiation Details – None, they offered the maximum amount, this however has changed and I can't speak to the process.

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Product Advisor

I applied online - interviewed at Microsoft in March 2012.

Interview Details – Hiring and interview process as very easy. Each hiring manager is different. My hiring manager just likes to see a really good personality. I didn't expect it to have gone as smoothly as it did.

Interview Question – The most unexpected question was do I have any children. It was more of a conversation that an interview.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was none, although I have heard negotiation is possible.

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Product Advisor
Hartford, CT

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Microsoft in November 2013.

Interview Details – First-3rd party interview
second- microsoft phone interview
third-group interview: stand up in front of the group and introduce the person next to u and say why they should hire them.
Fourth: received a one on one interview cpl day later
They said will take about two weeks before i hear back

Interview Question – one one on is basically just a conversation about ur background. what products u like and what u liked about the store.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – no negotiation its 13 an hour

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Product Advisor
Freehold, NJ

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Microsoft in September 2013.

Interview Details – Several phone interviews interlayed with a face-to-face with a store manager. The position was filled by a third party employment agency.

Interview Question – Nothing too difficult or out of the ordinary. Mostly the standard "how would you rate your former employer?" and "describe your last work environment" type of questions.   Answer Question

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Product Advisor
Boston, MA

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Microsoft.

Interview Details – Hiring/interviewing is fairly inconsistent and isn't explained well. Submitting a resume through the website doesn't necessarily guarantee feedback. Taking a resume into the store leadership is far more effective.

Interview Question – What would you change about the Microsoft brand?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There is no negotiation for pay. They have set pay scales that they strictly adhere to.

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Product Advisor
Seattle, WA

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Microsoft in October 2013.

Interview Details – Was contacted for an interview by a staffing agency, had an interview one week later and hiring manager said she would call with in a week.

Interview Question – What is your favorite Microsoft product currently.   Answer Question

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Product Advisor
Lone Tree, CO

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Microsoft in September 2012.

Interview Details – sat down with the GM in a group interview. a few technical questions asked, many customer service questions asked, inquired on how well you know your steps of service

Interview Question – sell me my pen. go.   View Answers (2)

Negotiation Details – difficult because they tried to lowball me at 10 an hour

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Product Advisor

I applied online and interviewed at Microsoft.

Interview Details – I went through interviews with two out of three of the assistant store managers. Ultimately the HR manager told me during my interview with him that I should expect a call during the week.

Interview Question – No off the wall questions were asked neither was I asked what my weaknesses are.   Answer Question

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Product Advisor
Portland, OR

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Microsoft in April 2013.

Interview Details – Filled out online application. A phone interview was recorded by a 3rd party a few days later, took about an hour. Week later went to a group hiring event where they had us "sell" our fellow attendants. Next day had an individual interview with the manager of the store.

Interview Question – Asked my favorite thing to shop for, asked how i would sell it if this item cost $150.   Answer Question

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Product Advisor
Orlando, FL

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Microsoft.

Interview Details – Very detailed interview. First you go through a telephone interview, then a group interview and finally a one on one interview. The questions are very customer service based.

Interview Question – basic questions nothing special   Answer Question

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