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Microsoft Intern Interview Questions

Updated Nov 12, 2017
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Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
Declined Offer
Neutral Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Microsoft (San Francisco, CA).

Interview

recruiter -> first_round -> second_round -> null
Overall the interview process was good. However, one of the interview during second round made my experience bad.
Before the interview began, they told to use strongest language. However, when I started writing code in Python, the interviewer was "What language is this?" I continued. After some coding, interviewer asked "where are the datatypes?." I said its not declared in Python.
Then interviewer asked me to switch to Java. OK. After I wrote my initial solution, I explained how the time complexity is O(n). The interviewer said "I don't know what big O is so lets not talk about it." K. After I made some progress, I said "the data can be represented implicitly as a tree." The interviewer said "I don't know what a tree is lets not talk about it." OK.

I wish the process is a little standardized.

Interview Questions

  • Graph question but they wanted to solve it not using graph.   Answer Question

Other Interview Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (3)  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview

    It was a very quick interview, ~30 mins (less in reality). The recruiter told me about himself then asked me to tell him about myself. After that he gave a technical problem (write a function that takes in 2 integers, the first is the number to continue from, the second is the number of iterations and writes the Fibonacci sequence)

    Interview Questions

    • write a function that takes in 2 integers, the first is the number to continue from, the second is the number of iterations and writes the Fibonacci sequence   Answer Question

  2.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview

    Phone interview for Program Manager
    A lot of behavior questions
    You should prepare for some project questions
    Phone interview for Program Manager
    A lot of behavior questions
    You should prepare for some project questions
    Easy to hear and understand the whole process
    Microsoft working really clear and fast for intern
    Easy to hear and understand the whole process
    Microsoft working really clear and fast for intern

    Interview Questions

    • Find the Heaviest ball in 9 given balls by two times   2 Answers
  3.  

    Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Microsoft (Redmond, WA) in October 2017.

    Interview

    Handed resume to recruiter at career fair, was contacted for on-campus a few weeks later. Afterwards, was contacted for on-site in Redmond, WA. Four 45 minute questions & heard results after 1 week.

    Interview Questions


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    Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 8+ months. I interviewed at Microsoft (Redmond, WA) in October 2017.

    Interview

    One on campus screen in February. Flew me out for 4x45Minute on-site interviews at Redmond in October. We ate lunch first, then proceeded to the interview rounds. Interviewers would come out to grab us one on one.

    Interview Questions

    • 15 minutes of resume talk/experience, 25 minutes of coding, 5 minutes of questions

      2 Leetcode Mediums/Hards per interview.   1 Answer

  5.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Met representative on campus. Provided them my resume and filled out an electronic form.
     They followed up with an in-person and on-campus interview. The interview was one on one and was a whiteboard technical interview.

    Interview Questions

    • White board question involving looking at a string of letters and outputting a condensed version of the string   Answer Question

  6.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Microsoft in September 2017.

    Interview

    I had a phone screen interview with Microsoft. I set it up online after the recruiter had reviewed my resume and passed me for first screening. At the scheduled time, the interviewer called me on Skype.

    Interview Questions


  7. Helpful (4)  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview

    It was a phone interview. The woman was very nice. Her phone signal was TERRIBLE so we kept breaking up (I know it wasn't on my end). Overall, it was a fun interview

    Interview Questions

    • How would you explain a computer to a child?   1 Answer
  8.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Microsoft in April 2017.

    Interview

    Applied by giving my resume to a recruiter. Hiring for interns had completed, but I would be interviewing for a waitlist spot. Got a request to interview some time later. Interview was nice, but since I applied for a waitlist spot it didn't work out.

    Interview Questions


  9. Helpful (1)  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview

    I got email after going to career fair. They asked me to apply it online and then scheduled a phone interview. The interview was about 1 hour, and it took about two weeks to got the result.

    Interview Questions

    • What's the difference between C and C++?   3 Answers
    • Describe a project on your resume   1 Answer
    • Others were puzzle and behavioral question   1 Answer

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