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    Former Employee - O365 Technology Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - O365 Technology Specialist in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
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    Pros

    Access to the latest and greatest technology and being part of a company that impacts the world. Your passion for technology can impact millions of people. You can do your day job, then follow your passions to add value to virtually any other part of the company that you have an interest in.

    Cons

    Microsoft's internal environment is too focused on internal politics and climbing the corporate ladder than it is on the technology and truly helping customers realize their potential. Career growth opportunities are limited if you are not in Seattle.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the review model. Separate Individual contributors from management rankings. A director and a senior level technologist should never be in the same stack ranking. They perform two different roles that are vital to the success of the company and the recent changes show that the company values the middle management more than the individual contributor that is out in the trenches making the middle managers successful.

Microsoft Interviews

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    Software Development Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Microsoft (Redmond, WA).

    Interview

    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:
    On-campus interview:
        remove duplicates from an unsorted array
    On-site interviews:
        implement strtok
        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 bst

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I did not negotiate, the compensation package was good enough

Microsoft Awards & Accolades

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Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2012
100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2010
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Additional Info

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Website www.microsoft.com
Headquarters Redmond, WA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1975
Type Company - Public (MSFT)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year
Competitors Google, Amazon.com, Apple

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