Microsoft Senior Manager Interview Questions

Updated Jul 8, 2015
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Senior Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redmond, WA
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Microsoft (Redmond, WA) in August 2014.

Interview

Full day of interviews. Was flown to Seattle within few days of first two interviews with the hiring manager and the recruiter. The day started with the recruiter who was very professional and represented the company well. Second interview was the hiring manager, who had interviewed me before. Then two interviews with cross-functional directors not related to the team I was being considered. Then I was told that I'll have a lunch with a peer or junior person from the team. The lunch is also an interview, of sorts, to see how a person carries herself/himself when with clients etc. I was told that the final interview might or might not happen with the Corporate VP of the group in the late evening. Basically, if there are red flags here, the candidate is let go. In my case, I was told to wait 2 hours so that the Corporate VP can see me.

Interview Questions

  • Experienced executive level questions. Basically, tell the story of your experience.   Answer Question

Other Interview Reviews for Microsoft

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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    4-5 people on the loop if you are external candidates

    Interview Questions

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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    Several telephone interviews including the HR recruiter and the hiring manager. Full day of interviews, six in total, including 90 minute interview at lunch. Whole process took several months. Interviews were nice but a bit cryptic. Difficult to tell what they were after. Would have helped both parties too have been transparent about needs and capabilities.

    Interview Questions

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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Microsoft (Redmond, WA) in September 2011.

    Interview

    I have worked at Microsoft for 3 years as a vendor, so I'm accustomed to the culture and the PROCESS involved with everything. The interview process was no different. It included a rather challenging phone screen with Recruiting (very specific acronyms specific to the role I was interviewing for), then a wait for 3 weeks before an interview loop of 6 Director level or higher members of the team/extended team I'd be working on. Then, another 3 weeks of waiting before being invited to interview with the GM. The rest of the process was as I would have expected, but I was disappointed in the 30 minute final interview. The GM was completely unprepared, had not looked at my resume and had no meaningful questions to ask me. This was disappointing since I had had SO long to prepare and could have answered anything that came my way. When I followed up with Recruiting I was told it would take at least 2 weeks before I'd have an answer. Fortunately, the HIring Manager (whom I had worked with previously) set up a meeting with me the following week to let me know why they had gone with another candidate. I was relieved rather than disappointed! The entire process did nothing to excite me about working at Microsoft.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked to rank our competitors in certain categories (relevant to the role) and then asked to rank Microsoft in the same categories.   Answer Question
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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Microsoft (Reston, VA) in August 2011.

    Interview

    Recruiter and then a group of interviews from the team you will hopefully work for

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me why you are the best candidate and who your leadership mentors are   1 Answer
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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Microsoft (Redmond, WA) in January 2011.

    Interview

    2 rounds of phone interview, followed by on-site loop. Senior interviewers tend to be scheduled in the afternoon and for those who have passed initial rounds. Each intervewer covers different area.

    Interview Questions

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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tokyo (Japan)
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Depends on the position and the division. Our division has the two step of interview, which are senior mgr and director.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you realize the big win in the cloud market? Could you tell us the way of sales scenario?   Answer Question
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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    It was very good. I had an interview and ended up getting the job. Be confident and you will do great.

    Interview Questions

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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Microsoft in June 2011.

    Interview

    First HR interview by phone, then followed by in person interview

    Interview Questions

    • Describe the case you can prove that you are a self motivator   Answer Question
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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seoul (South Korea)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    interviewed at Microsoft (Seoul (South Korea)) in June 2011.

    Interview

    6-8 interviews

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