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Product Marketing Manager Interview

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

I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Microsoft in June 2011.

Interview Details

Interview consisted of a manager interview, a peer interview, a peer+ level interview and finally the "as needed" general manager interview.

Interview Questions
  • What is your 30 day/60 day/90 day plan for this job?   View Answer
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

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    Product Marketing Manager Interview

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

    The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Microsoft in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    There was an interview on campus. After passing the initial screening, the next round was at HQ in Redmond. The interview consisted of meetings with HR as well as group managers from different divisions (e.g. SQL Server, Xbox, etc). Presumably this is to determine which group is the best fit, after passing the "fit test."

    Interview Questions
    • Case question involving a diagram of a busy intersection and a retail outlet at one of the corners. The objective was to maximize the number of people to come in to the store.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Was not interested in the group that ended up extending the offer

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Product Marketing Manager Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Microsoft in August 2009.

    Interview Details

    Interview processes at Microsoft can range from being long and intense to short and intense...
    THey are a very wonderful company to work for and because of their proficient interview styles, they hire some of the very best talent in the world. They also weed out some of the talent with apptitude that doesn't fit their work style. Overall you can expect a couple of HR phone screens, meet i-person with hiring manager, then loop with 5-8 people within the group you are applying. Then HR will retake the reigns and follow up with offering you the job or declining you the opportunity.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Product Marketing Manager Interview

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

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Microsoft in August 2009.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview with a recruiter followed several days later by 3 additional phone calls with mid-level managers. A week later I was invited to Redmond where I met, during one day, 8 mid and senior level managers across multiple functional areas. I was offered the job the next day.

    Interview Questions
    • Surprisingly but likely because it wasn't a technical position, most questions were fairly usual. Because it was in the entertainment group, several folks focused on cultural fit. I did get the "so, what do you want to do here?" Followed by silence. Caught me completely off guard which I assume was her intention. Overall great process.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Handled over a phone call with the hiring manager followed by written approval. One of the best experiences, relative to negotiation, that I've had in my entire career.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Product Marketing Manager Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Microsoft in April 2009.

    Interview Details

    1st Round Interviews: 45 minutes on campus with an alum

    2nd Round Interviews: 3-4 interviews with the hiring group in Seattle
    - highly dependent on the group (some ask very topical questions related to their business, others ask behavioral questions "tell me about a time when . . .")
    - know the products cold (read blogs, demos, analyst reports, etc)

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Product Marketing Manager Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Microsoft in January 2007.

    Interview Details

    The Microsoft "loop" consists of an initial interview with the recruiter/staffing representative, which is designed as a "warm up" and validation and initial screening. Then, you interview with 1-5 people on your potential team (the team with the job opening). The more interviews you have, the better you're doing! At the end of the day (if you reach the end -- it's like Survivor!), you'll have an "As Appropriate" interview with the hiring manager. She/he will make the final "hire" vs "no hire" decision. It's a long day!

    Interview Questions
    • There are 3 cars travelling in a road from point a to pont b, you have to pick one car, which one do you choose?   View Answers (2)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Product Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    5 times of interviews. There's nothing special for Hiring and Interview Process.Of course, you need the fluent English speaking skill. That's it. Never ask you about the technical topics. But, you need to know the market, insight and competitors' strategy.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Product Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney (Australia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney (Australia)
    Application Details

    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Microsoft in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    Overall a professional interview experience. People were very friendly. Questions for each interviewer focused on a Microsoft competency. Examples include influence - how do you go about influencing people you have no control over but depend upon for an outcome? Always had to use examples of when you had done something in your career that met that competency. MSFT is very big and very matrixed which they realize is a problem for many people, so it's a focus of their interviews to be sure you can work in that environment.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a work event where you had to exert influence over somebody who you had no control but relied on their help for your outcome.   Answer Question
    • Give me an example of how you have worked both at a strategic level in an organization as well as more directly to have an impact?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Product Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warsaw (Poland)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warsaw (Poland)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Microsoft in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    very long and detailed hiring process

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    ok
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Product Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mumbai (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mumbai (India)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Microsoft in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    7 rounds ; Good people to talk

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiations
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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