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Microsoft Sales Associate Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 13, 2014
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Sales Associate
Houston, TX

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Microsoft in February 2014.

Interview Details – First a phone interview, than a 1-1 with your direct manager and then another interview with higher up management.

Interview Question – Nothing really out there.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – None.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

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Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Atlanta, GA

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Microsoft in May 2010.

Interview Details – In-store interviewed with the manager on duty. The majority of the interview emphasized the Microsoft retail store experience as an welcoming and educating place. It is an non-comission position with lots of team reward bonuses. The manager checked to see how familiar I was with the current product lineup and offerings. As long as you are familiar with the products and love to interact with customers, this is a great team environment to work in.

Interview Question – Since it is retail, the hours may not be as flexible as you want. It took a couple tries to figure out a well balanced schedule for employees who are also in school at the moment.   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Difficult Interview

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Sales Associate
Newark, DE

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Microsoft in September 2012.

Interview Details – Was contacted by an employment agency for the interview. They also reviewed my resume, free of charge. Interview was for new store being built in Delaware last fall.

The interview was at Del Tech Community College, and was very brief. Literally less than 5 minutes. They did not seem interested in hiring me.

Interview Question – What Microsoft products do you use?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

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Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate

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

Interview Details – I applied and had to do a questionnaire then they sent me an email say that they are going to call me for a phone interview the phone interview lasted about 40 min it was long i and they wer asking me all types of questions

Interview Question – What makes a good worker   Answer Question


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Microsoft in July 2011.

Interview Details – Flew me over to Dublin. Put me up in a hotel. 1st round was an assessment day. 2nd was 2 f2f interviews.

Interview Question – Asked about approach to projects at university   View Answer

Reason for Declining – Offered a role in London with a different company.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Microsoft in October 2011.

Interview Details – Applied online. Few days later received call from HR who did my initial interview then organized 3 phone interviews. Interviewes went very well from my point of view but then nothing happened. I tried to follow up few times but never got answer to if i was or wasn't fit for the job. While discussed general packages conditions never got to a stage where I actually received an offer.
Heard rumeros of hire freeze but not sure if that was the resason.
Generally would imagine that phone interviewes, while inevitable, are not enough to judge if a person is fit for a job or not.

Interview Question – Not a difficult question but some problem solving questions aboout situations and how you would handle them...   Answer Question


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Singapore (Singapore)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Microsoft in October 2010.

Interview Details – The interviewer was very cordial and it was a very pleasant experience. They start with the basic questions and then slowly build on that. They really cover the resume quite well and make sure that they have a clear view on employees qualities and skills. So make sure that you know every point quite well and there is proper story attached to each element.

Interview Question – A complete review of your professional history.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – I wouldn't have enjoyed the profile.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Microsoft in January 2008.

Interview Details – got to meet a lot of people in the interview process
very clear interview process
open interview process

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