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Microsoft Associate Consultant Interview Questions

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Associate Consultant Interview

Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Microsoft (Dallas, TX) in October 2012.

Interview

I applied through the MACH (Microsoft Academy of College Hires) website for the Technical Account Manager position. They conducted interviews for this and the Associate Consultant position simultaneously. The first contact was an email to schedule a phone call. The phone interview went really well - the interviewer was friendly and it was more of a conversation than an interview. The only specific question I remember involved being in an office with a window and trying to determine the weather outside without using the internet (the answer boiled down to - go outside/stick your hand out the window). The interviewer encouraged me to read two books: How to Move Mt. Fuji, a collection of Microsoft interview questions and The Nordstrom Way, a history of the clothing company with a strong emphasis on customer service that Microsoft tries to emulate. Protip: READ THESE BOOKS. Many of my questions during the interview phase involved some version of these mental puzzles, and one of them basically mimicked a scenario from the Nordstrom book. Other than that, they were mostly hypothetical scenario questions - how would you respond to X, if person Y said ___, how would you respond, etc.

Interview Questions

  • Name as many Microsoft products as you can (surprisingly difficult if you haven't really studied the full stack). The most difficult technical question I got was: how to you prevent scammers from creating fake banking websites to steal user login information.   1 Answer

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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Declined Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Microsoft (Dallas, TX) in November 2014.

    Interview

    First interview was a 30 min on campus interview asking basic questions such as what Microsoft product do you like and what Microsodt product do you like the least. The second round interviews were 4 45 min interviews with managers. 1 of them we had to do a presentation on something we were passionate about.

    Interview Questions

    • If you were left in a room with 2 candles with no uniform shape and unlimited matches, how would you know to leave the room in exactly 45 minutes? 1 candle takes exactly 60 minutes to burn completely.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Lots of travel depending on project.


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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Microsoft (Dallas, TX) in November 2014.

    Interview

    Arrived the day before the interview and participate in the pre-night social event. Network as much as you can, since it's very likely that you will run into your interviewer (though they won't tell you), and it's very important that you show your ability to socialize with strangers to make a good impression.

    4 interviews back to back: presentation skills, engagement skills, traditional experience Q&A, and behavioral/situational interview.
    No tech questions. 20 min presentation was added this time to fresh things up.
    Interviewers were laid back and very friendly.

    Interview Questions

    • No technical questions, but expect to be grilled on with resume entries.   Answer Question
  3.  

    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Microsoft (Seattle, WA).

    Interview

    Initially contacted via University Recruiting and invited to come to University campus for 30 min interview. This first interview was strictly behavioral, mostly just a screening. Was then invited to fly out for the final round of interviews. Had 4 back to back interviews and was asked to present a 20 minute presentation on something I am passionate about. Then heard back within 3 days of interviewing and accepted an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • If you could change one thing about the embedded system within a Coke Freestyle machine, what would you do?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation


  4.  

    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Microsoft in November 2014.

    Interview

    Great experience. I have an interview that from the same school as me. technical based. go through resume. ask you every single line of the resume. overall good experience. get to know the company

    Interview Questions

    • technical question that i wasn't prepared for. ask everything on your resume. specific terms of coding   Answer Question

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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    Gave my resume at a recruitment event. They contacted me for an interview, which consisted mostly of behavioral questions and clarifications of things on my resume. It seemed like it went quite well, so I was a little surprised to not hear back. I guess since it was recruitment season they had a lot of applicants.

    Interview Questions


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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Athens, GA
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Interview

    I applied via the Microsoft College recruiting website and also attended a information session which was held at my University. The first stage of the interview process was a basic on campus interview which lasted for about 30-35 minutes and consisted of mainly behavioral questions. Currently, I'm waiting to hear back for the second round.


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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fargo, ND
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Microsoft (Fargo, ND) in October 2014.

    Interview

    I am currently in the process of interviewing with Microsoft for a position in Customer Facing Technology. First I was contacted by a Microsoft recruiter via LinkedIn. After following up with her, I was invited to a phone interview. This was strictly behavioral, with questions that you would expect (Why Microsoft, is your personality a Android, iPhone, or Windows Phone, etc..). It was a pretty low-key conversation, and surprisingly low stress. I will be going in for the final, in person interview in a few weeks.

    Interview Questions

  8.  

    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Microsoft in November 2013.

    Interview

    First round was basic behavioral which lasted for 30 mins. After that they called for final onsite interview.There is an informal dinner the day before interview where you get to interact with recruiters and employees working in Microsoft.There were back to back 4 interviews with a gap of 15 mins each. They do ask technical questions based on your resume. Overall it was a good experience.

    Interview Questions

    • They gave a lot of scenario based questions..some were kind of absurd.   Answer Question

  9. Helpful (7)  

    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Microsoft (Charlotte, NC).

    Interview

    - On campus career fair - dropped off resume and spoke briefly with recruiter.

    - On campus interview - was contacted two weeks later to sign up for an interview on campus (my school's campus) Asked simple questions like "Why would you like to work for Microsoft", "What is your favorite Microsoft technology and why", "how do you think your skills would help you contribute as an employee at Microsoft", "Describe a time when you solved a problem using technology" --> the more you talk about microsoft, the better.

    - Microsoft destination interview - Was contacted almost 3 weeks later by a travel agent explaining that I had been invited to a final round interview at Microsoft in Charlotte. 3 day trip, with one day of interviews. The night of arrival all the candidates met for dinner and a meet and greet with the program managers and all the interviewers for the next day. Candidates were split into two groups, morning and afternoon.

    On the day of the interviews, limousines picked up the group of candidates from the hotel and took them to the Charlotte office. After breakfast, each candidate was interviewed by four separate people, each one asking different questions and discussing their findings with the group afterwards. After the four interviews, the candidates all had lunch, and following that, candidates were taken one by one to leave the room and find out whether they had gotten the job or not.

    THEY WILL ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT EVERY SINGLE ITEM ON YOUR RESUME so be prepared to discuss in depth and complete problems on white boards relating to your listed skills and experiences.

    Interview Questions

    • One random question assessing thought process. Brain teaser   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. Location was assigned randomly and salary was standard for all candidates.


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