Microsoft Product Advisor Interview Questions

Updated Aug 24, 2014
Updated Aug 24, 2014
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Product Advisor Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Microsoft in August 2014.

Interview Details

3-step process- phone interview,open-house/group interview, then a 1:1 interview with store manager. I passed to phone interview and plan on attending to open house next week.Phone interview was very easy. Just explaining how your skills and experiences would benefit Microsoft and what pay you desired.

Interview Questions
  • Have not been asked a difficult question thus far. However, I am just in the beginning of hire process. Phone interview was very easy. Just explaining how your skills and experiences would benefit Microsoft and what pay you desired.   Answer Question
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

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    Product Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Microsoft in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview is one of the most creative I've been through. It consists of an open house followed by a one on one interview. The open house consists of information about the company and all the details of the position, followed by an introduction of yourself and a partner. Next is a group interview process. If you do well enough and they like you you will be called back for a one on one interview. The one on one interview didn't really feel like an interview it felt like a conversation instead which was great. Overall great experience.

    Interview Questions
    • What is your favorite thing about Windows 8 or any other Office Program?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Product Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    I had 4 interviews with various personnel including the store manager and the assistant managers. Many questions about my past customer service skills and interactions where asked. Further, they wanted to know what kind of technical/computer background and skill level i had. They asked what my previous hourly wage was.

    Interview Questions
    • Where do you see yourself in 5 years if hired with our company   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not much negotiation, it was a take it or leave it offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Product Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Corte Madera, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Corte Madera, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Microsoft in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    Copies the Apple store. First will be a group interview where they show videos of the fun things that happen. Then 1-1 with an Assistant Manager. If you pass that on to a 1-1 with the store manager.

    Interview Questions
    • Would you move for the job. Was weird for a regular retail job.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    None
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Product Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Portland, OR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    None, they offered the maximum amount, this however has changed and I can't speak to the process.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Product Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Product Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Hartford, CT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hartford, CT
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    • 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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Product Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Freehold, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Freehold, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. 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 Questions
    • 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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Product Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiation for pay. They have set pay scales that they strictly adhere to.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Product Advisor Interview

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

    I applied through a staffing agency. 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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