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Microsoft Manager Interview Questions

Updated Mar 29, 2017
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Anonymous Employee in Saint Clair Shores, MI
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Microsoft (Saint Clair Shores, MI) in January 2016.

Interview

The interview process was very rigorous. Multiple people would evaluate and look at your records and then from there you will be able to move on to other questions and other managers who look at your resume and background

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Microsoft (Reston, VA) in January 2014.

    Interview

    smooth process from start to finish. Team was very helpful in answering all questions I had regarding the work culture and environment Management was very pleasant and the office as a whole was great

    Interview Questions

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Microsoft (Minneapolis, MN) in October 2012.

    Interview

    store manager

    Interview Questions

    • if you were building a dream team from your old company, who wouldn't you take with?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    minimal

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    Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Microsoft (Redmond, WA) in February 2010.

    Interview

    The hiring and interviewing process was well run, with the internal recruiters doing a good job of briefing me.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you know about Microsoft's culture? Why do you want to join Microsoft? What s your passion?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Could negotiate relocation package and signing bonus

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    Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Microsoft (Redmond, WA) in November 2009.

    Interview

    I had an initial phone screen by HR and was then called on-site at Redmond. I had a full day of interviews and met with around 7 people individually. The interviews were of average difficulty and highly technical. I got to know about a week later that I wasn't getting the offer. I"m still not sure why.

    Interview Questions

    • Give me an example where you have had to defy your boss when you knew he was wrong, and still delivered the requirement?   Answer Question
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 8+ weeks. I interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview

    Process was initially quite quick but then quite slow. An internal candidate came into the mix and as soon as that was mentioned I knew I wouldn't be progressing. Reading between the lines I think they thought I was right for the role but too young as they people on the team where in the company for a long time. It's a pity as I would have expected them to want new energy into a long serving team.

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Microsoft in November 2013.

    Interview

    First was a phone interview with the hiring manager. The interview was in a pleasant and open style which allowed for having a real conversation. I was briefed on the timeline following the interview. Afterwards, when they couldn't keep their own schedule, I was informed with the reason why.

    I was then invited to a new interview with the executive. Again, pleasant and very open discussion. Both interviews was using the behavioral interview techniques.

    Shortly after I was informed that I had made a positive impression and that they would setup a meeting with a stakeholder (internal "customer") and arrange a meeting at my location. They spent the period checking references.

    After the whole process I was given some feedback, which I think is valuable to share. What made a very positive impression was that I seemed to be very honest in my responses. Too many people try to be too prepared for any question to be able to give the "right" response and that is easy to see through. Another thing was that in the discussions and through my questions, apparently I had shown that I had done good research on the position (use Linkedin!!). It enables more meaningful discussions. So do your research and connect it with your own experience.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I was presented with a package, which was according to my expectations and competitive vs market so no reason to negotiate.

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Microsoft (Toronto, ON (Canada)).

    Interview

    The process was quick based upon a reference from an existing employee. After a couple of telephone interviews I was invited to spend a day at their office for in person interviews. I met with the hiring manager, key stakeholders and HR.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Negation phase was quick with a couple of back and forth exchanges pertaining to terms. No movement on vacation allocation.

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview

    all day panel

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    open and well handled

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Microsoft (Singapore (Singapore)) in October 2012.

    Interview

    Phone screen with Recruitment, 2 face to face interviews and one phone interview. Was a new role, so my questions specific about the JD, weren't responded to with any detail. Felt like it was still being defined

    Interview Questions

    • Standard behavioural questions about experiences with influencing, working in matrix, managing priorities   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    They had completely disregarded my expectations and experience I brought with me, felt like ameuters

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