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    Not perfect, but if you find your place, a good place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Development Lead in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Principal Development Lead in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft


    The number of technical areas in which you can work at Microsoft is, I would assert, unsurpassed by any other technology company.

    Microsoft is one of the last, true software development companies. If you're passionate about software, it's hard to beat a place where enginneers rule the roost.

    Great compensation and benefits.


    On the downside, Microsoft is very competitive, often not in a good way. Competition can be a good thing. It often makes us work with others to create something bigger than ourselves. It is also the case that the competition can ugly and personal. Often it revolves around people doing what's good for them, rather than what's good for the company. I've seen my share of the later and it results in a very high stress workplace.

    Also, like any other large company, Microsoft has too much process. It takes 500 people to do what a startup can do with 25.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need to really, seriously, drive our company core values. Simply talking about Integrity and Honesty, Open and respectful, and self critical doesn't get it done. Those values must be backed up with serious, commitment-based actions.

    Disapproves of CEO

Microsoft Interviews

Updated Dec 15, 2014
Updated Dec 15, 2014

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Interview Difficulty



  1. 22 people found this helpful  

    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redmond, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redmond, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed 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:
    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 Details
    I did not negotiate, the compensation package was good enough
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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

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