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Microsoft Product Manager Interview Questions

Updated Apr 24, 2017
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Product Manager Interview

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

Application

I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Microsoft (Redmond, WA).

Interview

Phone screen followed by in-person interview loop with multiple teams. Interview teams included peer group and supervisors etc. All day affair from 8 am to 6 pm in the evening, fairly meticulous etc

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    Product Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Microsoft (Seattle, WA) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Had a phone screening interview. It was a nice experience - very relaxed and nice conversation. Unfortunately the position required relocation to Seattle, which was impossible for me, nevertheless, after the interview they provided me with their feedback and suggested they would check other teams for remote job options

    Interview Questions

    • The most memorable challenge I had in my work   1 Answer

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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview

    Skype interview with employee from Seattle office. Began by asking me which position I preferred: PM or Dev. Told him PM, and he then said he was going to give me my technical interview. I asked if that meant I was going to have another interview and he said no? Then proceeded to just ask me about Java, C fundamentals, and what happens when you type in a URL address.

    Interview Questions

    • Are there any complications in C when you try to typecast an Integer to an enum?   Answer Question

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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Durham, NC
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Microsoft (Durham, NC) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Applied online, they sent me an email a couple weeks later telling me they wanted to proceed with an interview. Had a couple of days to prepare for the product management interview and then went to the on-campus interview center to conduct my interview. Didn't last for more that 40 minutes, woman was nice and friendly.

    Interview Questions

    • Basic behavioral question before going into a product design question, had to be very thorough with details and make considerations. Interviewer was pretty nice, gave clues and helped point me in certain directions to get me on the track she wanted. Ended up moving onto second round but by that point, spaces had already filled up.   1 Answer

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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Microsoft (San Jose, CA) in February 2016.

    Interview

    First Stage: In Person Interview in local area.
    Second Stage: Flown out to california. Talk to recruiter on the one phone before your series of interviews on campus. I had three interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • What would be your thought process in designing elevators for a building?   1 Answer

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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Microsoft (Boston, MA) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Applied through my campus' career program, was notified of the interview the week before. Was interviewed by a friendly man who asked basic resume questions as well as one tough product manager question. I then asked him questions that I had at the end. I did not receive a second-round interview which would have required me to fly out to Washington to Microsoft headquarters.

    Interview Questions

    • Basic resume questions, as well as why I was interested in tech/why Microsoft/why PM. This was followed by a detailed product management question with 3 or 4 follow-up questions, probably totaling around 6-8 minutes. Then I was allowed to ask the interviewer any questions I had.   Answer Question

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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Was greeted by a flustered looking man. I asked what he did at Microsoft and he started talking for a good ten minutes about how he was a software engineer in video. Interviewer made poor eye contact, and was not friendly at all.

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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Pretty standard process: first 2 behavior questions, why PM, why MS; then a simple tech questions on data structure; then a question on schedule delay; then a product design problem

    Interview Questions


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    Product Manager Interview

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

    Application

    The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Microsoft (Redmond, WA) in October 2014.

    Interview

    I was referred through a friend, then had a few phone screenings. I then had an on-campus interview in Redmond. Overall, the experience was really great. I was interviewed by 4 PM's over the course of one day. Everyone was very supportive. It was very exhausting. Microsoft accommodated a 2 night/ 3 day stay at a hotel near HQ. They also gave the interviewee cohort passes to the Space Needle and a lot of the interns went.

    Interview Questions

    • There were a mix of technical questions (a version of Mergesort) and non-technical (redesign the shopping experience).   Answer Question

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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Microsoft in July 2014.

    Interview

    I was contacted by a recruiter towards the end of their summer internship period. I was recommended for a full time position by a friend in that program. Describing my skills as broad and focused on logistics and teambuilding, I was told that I would be given a screening interview over the phone. I was told to fill out a questionnaire beforehand. About two weeks later, I was on the phone with a fellow working as a software engineer. I figured something was wrong as soon as he started asking me the same basic information as I had previously filled out on my questionnaire. Soon, it was a full software interview, including opening an online document so that he could see me code. Seeing as I was not marketing myself as a software engineer, and specifically had an interest in working with a hardware group, the questions caught me off guard and I was completely unprepared. The questions were all pretty straightforward coding questions that I could've gotten with my typical coding warm up.

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