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Updated May 26, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    I've applied to FTE positions for years on their public site, and never gotten anywhere. However, this time I had an internal recommendation. So I went from applying to in an interview loop within a week. No phone screen or pre-screen of any sort.

    The full interview process was comprised of 4 one hour interviews, with various Program Managers and Software Engineers. We did white board coding and talked a lot about my past work. They seemed to really appreciate that I have an UWA in the store already, with good reviews.

    After the interview, it took about a month to get my offer, however, this was also over the Christmas holiday season. Some delays where due to approvers being on PTO.

    Interview Questions

    • I was sked a variety of questions surrounding the more advanced areas of C# and JavaScript.   2 Answers

    Negotiation

    I received a generous offer, but not necessarily what I was hoping for. I made a counter offer, which was accepted same day. Overall very easy, and the recruiter was very helpful and understanding.


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    MIcrosoft Explorer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Microsoft (New York, NY).

    Interview

    I got an invitation for the phone screen (round 1) from meeting a recruiter 1-by-1. A lot of people said that as long as you show your passion for technology, you'll get the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Test a pencil   1 Answer
    • How would you explain a computer to a 6-year old kid?   1 Answer

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    I was contacted for an on campus interview after going to their booth at the career fair. Interviewer was very kind and asked a basic technical question as well as some behavioral questions. It was a very pleasant experience. Unfortunately, they don't have any more spots open for the summer so I was not able to move onto the onsite.


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    Support Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Microsoft (New York, NY).

    Interview

    I got an email from a recruiter via LinkedIn about the job. I applied online and did a Phone interview first. Then I was called in for an on-campus interview at the Texas campus.

    Interview Questions

    • If you were to explain the internet to my grand-mother, how would you describe it?   1 Answer

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    Intern Interview

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

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Microsoft (Redmond, WA).

    Interview

    The interview process ended up pretty slow for me. The recruiters will give you a false hope that you'll be moved forward with the process but they end up with a rejection email.
    I had a couple of phone screen interviews and was told that I'll have an onsite later in the week, but it didn't happen.

    Interview Questions

    • Print a binary tree level by level   1 Answer

  7. Helpful (1)  

    Product Marketing Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Microsoft (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Several round of interviews:
    1. Phone call with HR
    2. Skype with senior manager from the field
    3. Skype interview with 3 senior managers from different field
    4. Skype interview with 2 GM of countries which the role is covering

    Interview Questions

    • 1. Strengths and weakness and how am I dealing with weakness.
      2. Questions about the situations:
      - Successful project
      - Unsuccessful project
      - Team leadership
      - Cross functional leadership  
      1 Answer

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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Microsoft (Redmond, WA) in January 2017.

    Interview

    One skype interview with coding questions, then a full day of in-person interviews. There were 6 in a row at 60-90 minutes each including a lunch interview. I received an offer via email 2 hours after finishing.

    Interview Questions

    • Write a method that converts any roman numeral into an integer   1 Answer

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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    Everyone I spoke with during the phone interview process was very professional and welcoming. The process was well managed with consistent communication. I had a phone interview with the Recruiter and Hiring Manager. The Recruiter was extremely gracious when communicating that I would not be moving forward with the next steps of the interview process.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about your experience with program budgets and financial modeling.   1 Answer

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    Web Developer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Microsoft (Seattle, WA) in January 2017.

    Interview

    I was first contacted by a hiring manager who I had a 30 minute interview with. Then had a second phone interview, with a developer this time, that was mixed in with live coding through c9.io.

    Interview Questions

    • Code out a solution to a specific problem.   1 Answer

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    Principal Software Development Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Microsoft (Redmond, WA) in January 2017.

    Interview

    it is tough but smooth overall, it takes a couple of hours to finish and at the end, really exhausted to answer any more questions,it is tough but smooth overall, it takes a couple of hours to finish and at the end, really exhausted to answer any more questions

    Interview Questions

    • traveral a tree in different ways   1 Answer

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