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Microsoft Director Interview Questions

Updated May 9, 2017
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Director Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
No Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied in-person. I interviewed at Microsoft.

Interview

Lengthy, panel of eight, questions around variety of tools, policy, BPM, KPI, managing people locally and virtually. Process was intimidating and not warm, don't expect this to be a camp fire discussion, its intense and gets right to the bottom of the jobs requirements and if you are a fit for what they are looking for.

Interview Questions

  • Budget management scenarios that are impossible to solve   1 Answer

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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redmond, WA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Microsoft (Redmond, WA) in December 2014.

    Interview

    Completely and ridiculously disorganized; got a call from the HR rep when I landed in Seattle asking if I was coming. Was then told they would have to scramble to get together people for the interview. Didn't have a reservation for a hotel at the airport the night I left. Can't believe a company like this would have such a terribly disorganized interview process.

    No followup after the interview. Was promised that the hiring manager (who wasn't present during the interview) would call and set up a time to fly out to see and interview me. As that pre-arranged date got nearer, there was no contact and I never heard anything back. Oh, well. I'd say their loss, but wasn't interested after I saw inside the company.

    Had an entry-level grunt fire a bunch of technical questions at me. No problem, of course, but that seemed kinda disrespectful for my background. I think they must have wanted an entry-level employee.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked a number of different questions, but that's not the relevant part of this interview.   Answer Question

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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview

    amazing - focus on problem solving

    Interview Questions

    • create a garden implement that changes the world - whiteboard the product development and GTM strategy   Answer Question
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    Director Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Microsoft (Redmond, WA) in January 2013.

    Interview

    Standard 5 interviewers + 1 optional "As Advised" final interview with a Senior VP.
    The 5 interviews were with the hiring manager, 1 person from his team, 1 senior HR Director, 2 internal customers.

    All interview questions were behavioral and focused on past experiences listed in the resume. no stress questions, no case questions, and no "prove you know your technical stuff" questions. Probably the toughest questions were with the SVP who poked a bit deeper into why they should hire me than i'd expected.

    Interview Questions

    • The follow-up question to "describe your top two biggest failures" was "how did you manage your role/job to recover from those failures"   Answer Question

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    Director Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Microsoft (Seattle, WA) in December 2012.

    Interview

    I had 15 Lync interviews and never met a person until I flew to Seattle and met the hiring manager. It was bizarre!

    Negotiation

    The salary was misrepresented by the HR person, I think they didn't understand variable comp


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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Microsoft (Redmond, WA) in February 2012.

    Interview

    The interview process at Microsoft is often long and convoluted. Be prepared for it. If you make it through screening then you'll be put in an 'interview loop'. These loops differ in length. For a marketing role you'll have a day of scheduled interviews. If the feedback is positive from those interviews then you will be put forward for a final interview with the AA or As Appropriate. They don't tell you this ahead of time so be prepared.

    Interview Questions

    • None come to mind outside the usual interview questions.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Microsoft has set bands for each level, there wasn't much wiggle room in the negotiation.


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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Microsoft (Redmond, WA) in March 2011.

    Interview

    Interactive, scenario based questions. Multiple people interviewed me in the course of the day. I was asked to what seemed like a 'screen test' in which i was to propose a plan to fix a problem they were (in reality) having with their strategic direction. Kept in touch with the hiring manager in addition to the HR recruiter to keep me informed throughout the decision making process. I was able to negotiate a higher salary and you should try too. Its your change to establish a strong base for future raises/bonuses.

    Interview Questions

    • Posed theoretical managerial questions; situational interviewing. My role was non technical   Answer Question

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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Microsoft (Redmond, WA) in September 2010.

    Interview

    Phone screenings and then a round robin set of interviews with 4-6 interviewers.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    some flexibility but not a ton.

  8. Helpful (1)  

    Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Microsoft (Redmond, WA) in June 2010.

    Interview

    The interview process was long, spanning several months. Overall, Microsoft was communicative and helpful throughout the process. I submitted online, then was contacted to submit a more detailed questionnaire over mail. Then I met with a recruiter in the NYC area, then had a fly-out to Redmond. The offer was delivered through e-mail with a follow-up call from the recruiter.

    Interview Questions

    • How many fish are in the ocean?   1 Answer

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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Microsoft (Redmond, WA) in April 2010.

    Interview

    Poorly managed by HR and recruiting. Very spotty and subjective. No sense of conducting a productive interview process. Poorly managed by HR. Went through 24 interviews before getting the job.


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