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- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at MicrosoftPros
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.Cons
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.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
Negotiation DetailsI did not negotiate, the compensation package was good enoughAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
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