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I worked at MicrosoftPros
The people challenge you. The projects have global impact. The benefits are unmatched. When you call anyone in any industry, they'll call you back. In some divisions you can enjoy the autonomy of an entrepreneur backed by the resources of a... well a Microsoft.Cons
I spent 25% of my time trying to confirm that one of the other 50,000 employees wasn't working on the exact same project I was. I spent another 25% of my time using PowerPoint to convince execs that I should be allowed to do the job I was hired to do. I had 50% left to do email, meetings and the work I was hired to do - each of these three was a 40 hour work week so it required prioritization and expectation setting to have a life.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Lay off 20% of the company. Not because you need the money, but because they are tripping all over each other. Several divisions spend a considerable amount of their time trying to "define their role" in the company and justify their existence. You'll get more accomplished. Just start listening to the rank and file. This is a big reason why the best ones have already left.RecommendsDisapproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Microsoft.Interview Details
I initially had a on campus interview at my university. It was short 30 minute interview where they went over my resume and had a quick technical question.
I heard back around 3 weeks later, mainly b/c I had a offer that was on the verge of expiring. They flew me out to the Redmond campus that same week.
The day of the interview, I arrived on site around 8am and had a quick chat with HR. They told me which team I was interviewing for and sent me to the building for the interviews. I had 5 interviews and 1 lunch interview. This lasted until around 3PM.
I received a call the next day and was extended an offer.
The technical questions asked:
remove duplicates from an unsorted array
reverse string(ie. hello world => world hello)
find lca for bst
find first non repeating character in string
given a list of characters and the function toLower, implement toUpper
check for palindrome in string and singly linked list
check if binary tree is bstInterview Questions
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