Microsoft Interview Questions in Shanghai, Shanghai

Updated Jul 16, 2014
Updated Jul 16, 2014
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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Microsoft in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and passed a online coding test, just questions normal coding interview questions. Then a online personality test which called SLA. After that I got a onsite interview on Microsoft Shanghai Campus. There are 3 technical interviews. The last two interviewer are very nice, while the first interviewer is anxious and arrogant. I did badly at the first, but did well for the next two.

    Interview Questions
    • There are 3 onsite technical interviews. All of them start with a 5 minutes self introduction and most favorite project as warm up. Technical questions for each round:
      1. How to detect whether two given linked list have common parts;
      2.Anagram and extended to deal with large scale case;
      3. Search for words in a random character matrix like a Gluttonous Snake game, given a dictionary of legal words for match, and required to analysis the time complexity.
        Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    User Experience Designer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Microsoft in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    2 rounds of interview, first round is hr scanning, second round is future mentor and manager interview. Manager is asking more about behavioral questions and mentor asked more about detail on my portfolio. I am asked to present my portfolio first, and then they asked about the detail in my portfolio.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Microsoft in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    It's a long process and you need to prepare a lot. I was an intern so I attend the convertion program. And there are four rounds interviews in the convertion program.

    Interview Questions
    • interview will ask any computer science questions, deeper and deeper   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Microsoft in September 2008.

    Interview Details

    1 phone interview + 5 onsite interview, mainly about data structure and project experience

    Negotiation Details
    What were you able to negotiate? What advice would you give others considering an offer?
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Microsoft in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    Referred by Senior HR Manager. Preliminary interview took place a couple of evenings later at city centre office with senior manager.

    Called back to main campus a week later. First three interviews very professional. Technical questions, lots of white boarding. Had an interesting discussion with programmer about optimising code. he was wrong,but could have been looking for a reaction.

    Fourth interview was over lunch with a manager. He turned up clutching lunchbox and confessed he'd forgotten he had a lunch interview. Headed to canteen and had generic interview style discussion. Returned to conference room where he confessed that he hadn't prepared any questions either. Still had good discussion about restructuring efforts and company culture. Throughout discussions, he referred to 5th interview with senior manager as if it was going to happen. Very positive.

    At end of one hour, he left to find senior manager (the same that carried out preliminary interview) to hand over for 5th and final interview. Left me fairly sure that I was through to the 5th interview and that an offer was therefore likely. He returned 30 minutes later and apologised that they seemed to have some logistical problems and he had been unable to find 5th interviewer so they were going to cut the day short. Would be in touch.

    Left, stunned and increasingly angry with the unprofessionalism of the 4th interviewer. Needless to say, have heard nothing further from the company.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to work for Microsoft?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Microsoft in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    All technical questions
    1) About array: give the index and sort the array
    2) Abstract data type: stack. given a scenario and ask the implementation
    3) Tree: construct a tree down from the ground

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Technical Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Microsoft in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    formal and reasonable

    Interview Questions
    • If you were a manager, one of your team member commited an error. What'll you do if he or she committed the same error again?   View Answers (3)
    Reasons for Declining

    The workload is beyond average

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Microsoft in April 2009.

    Interview Details

    I have gone through 2 phone interviews before really getting to the office site, having face to face ones, which is composed by 5 rounds and 1 round last for 1 hour.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Development Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Microsoft in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    One of my friend recommended me for the SDE position of online billing group. An HR helped me arrange the whole process, including one round of phone screen and several rounds of on-site interview. Each round of interview is technical oriented and the interviewers consist of SDE, SDET and PM.

    Interview Questions
    • The interview asked to guess whether I've falled into the trap set by him.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    The compensation is satisfied enough.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Software Development Engineer In Test Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Microsoft in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed via liveMeeting
    2 rounds of interviews
    first round was technical, second was soft skills

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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