Microsoft User Experience Lead Interview Questions

3 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

0%
100%
0%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

50%
50%

Interview Difficulty

3.7
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

3 Candidate Interview Reviews Back to all Interviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty

Helpful (3)  

User Experience Lead Interview

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

Application

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Microsoft (Redmond, WA).

Interview

The process was Ok overall. Most of the questions were the typical "what would you do", "give me an example of when" type questions. My only complaint is that MS did ZERO work or effort on trying to tell me why Microsoft is a good place to work. The attitude was very much they were interviewing me, and not we are interviewing each other to see if it is a good fit. A bit of an arrogant attitude.

Interview Questions

  • I was interviewing for a UX job and I was asked how I design a storage redundancy system for a data center. It wasn’t really a hard question but stood out because it had nothing to do with UX or general work experiences.   Answer Question

Other Interview Reviews for Microsoft

  1.  

    User Experience Lead Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Microsoft (Mountain View, CA) in January 2009.

    Interview

    A phone interview with hiring manager, was followed by onsite presentation and 5-6 1:1 interviews

    Interview Questions

    • what type of company culture are you looking for?   Answer Question
    • case studies - how would you design a user study for situation A, B etc   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    yes. I had 2 rounds of negotiations

  2.  

    User Experience Lead Interview

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

    Application

    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Microsoft (Redmond, WA) in September 2007.

    Interview

    One of the most brutal interviews I've ever participated in. Seven interviews in a 6 hour time period. Every second I was present, I was being interviewed. Advice: don't let down your guard, even at lunch you are being screened for compatibility and fit with overall team. Microsoft has a very casual environment so don't overdress for the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you look for inspiration?   Answer Question
    • How do you manage to work with a team member that you aren't necessarily getting along with?   Answer Question

Work at Microsoft? Share Your Experiences

Microsoft

 
Click to Rate
or

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.