Microsoft Interview Questions | Glassdoor

Microsoft Interview Questions

Updated Sep 22, 2017
6,765 Interview Reviews

Experience

Experience
65%
22%
12%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
36%
23%
16%
14
3
3
2

Difficulty

3.2
Average

Difficulty

Hard
Average
Easy

Candidate Interview Reviews

Filter

Sort: PopularDateDifficulty

Filter

Sort: PopularDateDifficulty
  1. Helpful (289)  

    Software Developer Interview

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

    Application

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

    Interview

    5 to 6 interviews single day 1 hour each. Coding-based. You have to code on the whiteboard. Prepare data structures, algorithms, writing code. The first 3-4 decide if the hiring manager is going to interview you. Out of the first 3-4, you need to try to nail them all.


  2. Helpful (5)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview

    pretty easy. 2 hours of multiple scenarios and interviews not bad. just make sure you study before and you will be fine. the scenarios switch between 3 of the platforms that microsoft is pushing for and they really like cross selling.

  3. Helpful (1)  

    Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Microsoft (Seattle, WA).

    Interview

    During the phone interview, first of all, the interviewer did some self-introduction and then asked me why I choose Microsoft, what do you know about Microsoft.Then I was asked some questions about my projects and some algorithm questions.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the most valuable quality that you have to bring to our company?   Answer Question

  4.  

    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

  5.  

    Software Engineer(Internship) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview

    Received employee referral, had on campus interview. recruiter asked me amount my work experience and then a behavioral (describe a time you disagreed with a teammate). Putting no offer because I have not heard back yet

    Interview Questions


  6.  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview

    1 online coding round - fairly easy. 60mins. Need good time management to complete everything. Should write clean code.
    4 on-site rounds - 45mins each. Easy questions. Concepts - arrays strings sorting searching heap

    Interview Questions


  7.  

    Software Engineer Summer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Microsoft (Seattle, WA).

    Interview

    I had three one-on-one interviews with three different members of Microsoft. Two were typical coding interviews and one was more of a behavioral/fit interview. Each one lasted about half an hour.

    Interview Questions

  8.  

    Technical Account Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Microsoft (Bellevue, WA).

    Interview

    After getting accepted and invited to come to campus after a phone interview. The on campus interview was an all day experience. Assigned a TAM chaperone who met me in the morning, had lunch with me and escorted me out at the end of the day. Also helped shepherd me between my 3 interviews. The first interview was more about me and what I have done and what I want to do. The second was more technical in nature. The third was more interpersonal interaction with a manager and role play with "clients".

    Interview Questions


  9.  

    Data Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Had a phone interview with a senior data scientist. I was asked to go through my resume and describe my projects. Was then asked a simple probability and statistics question with 2 parts. The interviewer then sent me a link to an interactive coding page and asked me to write R codes to solve the previous questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe one of your projects and how much responsibilities you took in delivering the results.   Answer Question

  10.  

    Software Engineer(Internship) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview

    Fairly simple tree question, but the interviewer started 5 minutes late and ended 5 minutes early, making my interview only 20 minutes instead of 30 as it should have been. I think he read the time incorrectly, as I had not finished the problem. Unfortunately I did not notice the early finish time until after leaving the interview room. Overall I am very disappointed as I think with the extra 10 minutes I would have been able to solve the problem more fully.


Don't Miss Out On a Job You Love
Upload a resume to easily apply to jobs from anywhere. It's simple to set up.