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Microsoft Financial Analyst Interview Questions

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Financial Analyst Interview

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

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Microsoft (Redmond, WA) in August 2008.

Interview

There were 4 interviews on campus as well as a 5th interview if you made the cut from the first 4. They tell you the 5th is because they need to collect more information, but this is actually the time when you meet with the most senior person on the team for a final screening to choose between the top performers in the interview loop. Each interviewer was assigned a different competency to evaluate.

Interview Questions

  • One interviewer would ask an question based on my answer to the previous question until I could not give more detail. This was particularly painful, but I think the purpose was to determine how I would respond to a question I did not know the answer to.   Answer Question

Negotiation

There was no room for negotiation. They were very firm with their offer. This was in 2008 during the financial crisis, so I think they knew that this would most likely be the best offer I could get. It might be better now.

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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redmond, WA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Microsoft (Redmond, WA) in October 2015.

    Interview

    The interview process involved a few different steps. The first step was the submitting an online application. A few weeks later, the company contacted me for a phone interview, which lasted about one hour. The final stage were all-day in-person interviews; I was flown to Microsoft headquarters where I had four one-on-one interviews conducted by four different people.

    Interview Questions

    • General behavioral questions   Answer Question
    • What do you do to develop yourself?   Answer Question
    • A few brainteasers and general case study/case study questions   Answer Question
    • Specific company questions (e.g. What product line would you end and why?) and finance questions   Answer Question

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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Microsoft (Seattle, WA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    on campus interview and then super day. The super day was very fun. We got there at 7:30 to get breakfast and then were taken to interview rooms individually for 3-4 interviews.

    Interview Questions

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    Financial Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Microsoft (Redmond, WA) in December 2008.

    Interview

    long, frustrating. mistakes made by HR. No follow up by HR or hiring manager. Not a good experience.

    Interview Questions


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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Microsoft (Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)) in August 2013.

    Interview

    Straightforward interview with behavioural questions covering skills like team working, attention to detail, quantitative skills, etc. The interview also covered future plans, past experience and my technical skills in Excel, as this position required a lot of analysis and intermediate knowledge of Excel.

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?   2 Answers

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    Financial Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Microsoft (Seattle, WA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Applied through OCR, was invited for first round on campus. Since I was abroad, I skyped in. Heard back from Microsoft about a week or so later, and did my final round via Skype as well (4- 45 minute interviews back to back). If you're there in person, they bring you to dinner the night before and lunch right after the interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • Why Microsoft?
      Which divisions/products are you interested in?
      General behaviorals and finance technicals, nothing unexpected.

      Would say it was about 90% behavioral, 10% technical.   Answer Question

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    Financial Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Microsoft (Redmond, WA) in January 2008.

    Interview

    Seamless interview. Panel, met with 6 people including the final person to approve the panels decision.

    Interview Questions

    • Please try to be as detailed as possible regarding the technical question, business case, etc.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Not much. They gave me about 1000 more in salary. I made a mistake and told them my former salary though


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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Microsoft in November 2011.

    Interview

    This was a long process beginning with campus recruiting. That was very much a case type interview that required no prep. I was invited to final round interviews in the greater Seattle area. MS' talent sourcing group did all the leg work in arranging my travel and accommodations. The company was very welcoming to recruits and made the day of interviews as pleasant as possible. It made for a long day consisting of 4 different interviews with various levels of company personal. Surprisingly, the interviews with the higher level personnel were easier than the one with the more junior personnel. Three of the four were conversational and the fourth was a business case to see how well a new hire would think on their feet. Overall, it was a great experience and I was pretty bummed it didn't work out. Oh well.

    Interview Questions

    • Which of these three cars would you chose to buy and why? How would you go about making your decision?   Answer Question
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    Financial Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Microsoft (Redmond, WA) in February 2011.

    Interview

    First round interviews occurred on campus at the University. The interview was 1:1 and consisted mostly of behavior interview questions. There was one technical question testing understanding of finance. At the end of the interview I was told I would hear back from Microsoft shortly. I was then offered a final round interview in Seattle. I traveled to Microsoft HQ a couple of weeks later. Final round interviews were four 1:1 interviews that were both behavioral and technical.

    Interview Questions

    • (Given 4 financial statements) Microsoft is about to roll out a new Star Wars game on Xbox to promote usage of the Xbox Kinect. How would you price the product and evaluate the project?   Answer Question

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    Financial Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Microsoft (Redmond, WA) in August 2010.

    Interview

    Interview scheduled through my recruiting agency. First phone interview for about 30 minutes and later in-person for about 45minutes.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about your most recent project experience?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about your technical experience including tools you most experienced with during project at your previous employer?   Answer Question

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