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Microsoft Intern Interview Questions

Updated Oct 11, 2017
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Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. I interviewed at Microsoft (Seattle, WA) in January 2017.

Interview

A few rounds. It was a decent experience. Some challenging algorithms questions and some design questions. Overall, pretty thorough. I enjoyed my experience. It was a decent opportunity.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Microsoft (New York, NY).

    Interview

    I was referred by a friend and a recruiter contacted me in August. Despite my replies, I did not receive word of a phone interview until November. Did not hear results of phone interview until DECEMBER. And I did send a few follow-up emails requesting to know my application status.

    This year, MS has been swamped with intern interviews, over-scheduling themselves. I am very disappointed in a lack of professionalism. At this point, I assume that I will not be going to onsites even though my recruiter told me I did "very well in my phone interview". I wish there was less of a lack of transparency.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Microsoft (New York, NY).

    Interview

    I applied through my school's career fair. First had one on-campus interview, followed by an invitation to interview on-site at Microsoft HQ during a hiring event. Overall great process, really enjoyed the interviews and loved the company culture.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview

    4x 45 min interviews and then lunch. Each person you will talk to for about 20 min and do a coding part and then have some time to ask questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Mostly some basic data structure questions.   1 Answer

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Microsoft (Austin, TX) in November 2016.

    Interview

    I applied online on Microsoft's website for their Software Engineer Intern position. The process took roughly 2-3 weeks. I was scheduled for an on-campus interview shortly after applying online. The interview was mostly behavioral eg. talking about my projects and skills. The one odd thing about this interview was that the interviewer wanted me to solve a whiteboard coding question 20 minutes before the end of the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Talk about your projects, your experience, what you've worked on etc.   1 Answer

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Microsoft (Los Angeles, CA) in November 2016.

    Interview

    It was an on campus screening. Usually these are around 45 minutes. I spoke about my projects.
    I was asked : "define what success means to me", "was there a time when you disagreed with co-workers? How did you handle it?". Then I solved two easy coding questions. Overall the interview felt a little rushed, but the coding questions are pretty easy as long as you are prepared.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Microsoft in November 2016.

    Interview

    30 minutes long. Some behavioural questions. Describe a challenging project and how you overcome. Share your experience when you are conflicting with yourself in a group project. Talk about a project on your resume. I was asked some technical details and how I measure my achievement in this project. Only one coding question in the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Coding question: replace a char in a string with another string.   1 Answer

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    Intern Interview

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

    Application

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

    Interview

    I applied through an on-campus interview with one of their engineers. It took about half an hour total. They ask both behavioral and technical questions. The next step is onsite in Seattle, where they ask more technical focused questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a project on your resume   1 Answer
    • One dimensional array questions, string manipulation questions, graph questions   1 Answer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Microsoft (Los Angeles, CA) in November 2016.

    Interview

    I received an email from the university recruiter asking to schedule an on-campus interview. By the time I scheduled it, the slots were full and they had to move me for a telephone interview

    Interview Questions

    • The questions were behavioral   1 Answer

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview

    Talked to a recruiter during a career fair. Was contacted within a week's time about setting up an on campus interview. I was surprised I wasn't asked more about behavioral questions. Was asked to "talk about myself" and what I wanted to do at Microsoft but that was it.

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