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Microsoft Interview Questions in San Francisco, CA

Updated Feb 26, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)  

    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    I applied via campus career fair, then it takes around one week to get the on-campus interview. After one week of the on-campus interview, I was invited to the San Francisco doing the on-site interview. Everything goes on very well, people are nice, food is good, etc. We had four round interviews, coding based and behavior questions also.

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    SERVICE ADVISOR Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Microsoft (San Francisco, CA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    I sent in my resume and heard back a couple days later. Interviewed later that week.

    The interview was casual and took about 20 minutes. I was interviewed by two people which was pretty fun, because it was more like a conversation than just answer/response.

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    Cloud Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Microsoft (San Francisco, CA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    I was approached by an MS Recruiter, submitted my resume and was interviewed via telephone.

    While Microsoft has brand recognition, their hiring practices need vast improvements.
    Initially I was contacted by a Microsoft Recruiter via email. He found my Resume online. He scheduled a phone interview, and did not show up, not just once, but 4 times, never apologized, and he seemed distracted during the screening. When he finally showed up for phone screen number 5, he presented me with 3 different positions, and said he would submit my resume to the hiring manager.
    A few months later I received an email with a date\time for a 1:1 technical interview. The interviewer was 10 minutes late, and was between meetings and had to cut the interview short. he just said my resume looked good and he would forward me to the next step.
    After hearing nothing for a few weeks, I contacted the recruiter. I have given up on Microsoft responding. Just my thoughts, but they pursued me, failed too show up for interviews, and when they did they were late. No feedback, no thanks to working here, I will pass in the future not worth wasting my time on a Company that has such an unprofessional hiring process.

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    • Q: What is your experience with Cloud Technologies?   1 Answer
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    Software Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Berkeley, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    The interviewer made no attempt to clarify the question, just explained what solutions they didn't want to see. They posed the question, and I came up with 3 solutions that all worked with the constraints they posed, but the interviewer rejected every one as "That's not the kind of solution they wanted to see." When I asked for clarification on the type of answer they wanted to see, they didn't provide any more information.

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    Credit Operations Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Microsoft (San Francisco, CA) in September 2016.

    Interview

    I as interviewed by the direct report Senior Manager and a team member working in the same role. I first interviewed with the team member and she first gave me an overview of the job, department, day-in the life and what are the challenges and rewards in the role/department.
    I next interviewed with the Senior Manager who I would be reporting to if hired. She asked me questions about my related experience noted on my resume and went on to ask about how I handle difficult situations. She provided a positive feedback to my responses.
    These interviews were only the first round and if asked back I will have 3 more rounds.

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    • I was asked how I would handles situations such as difficulty in completing a process, working with difficult co-workers, how did you Lead a process.   1 Answer
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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Microsoft (Berkeley, CA) in September 2016.

    Interview

    Campus interview
    30 minutes, questions about resume -> one coding question -> ask question
    The interviewer was pretty nice and patient and gave hints and advice during the process
    Make sure to show your passion about Microsoft product
    After two weeks got invitation to the final round onsite interview
    Will have it next week, hope i can do well

    Interview Questions

    • give a linked list and remove a node of the given index   Answer Question
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    Program Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Berkeley, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Microsoft (Berkeley, CA) in September 2016.

    Interview

    I dropped my resume at an infosession of Microsoft on campus. They contacted me a few days later and scheduled an on campus interview.
    The interview was with a Microsoft VP and consisted mostly of behavioural questions related to the role I was applying for. I was asked a question that I should solve on whiteboard.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if you have a product launch scheduled in two weeks and have major bugs in your software.   1 Answer
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    Msp Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hayward, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Microsoft (Hayward, CA) in August 2016.

    Interview

    I applied online with some questions and a video resume. The video was one minute long, and questions were not technical just wanted your overview. There was NO interview, so you had to make sure your personality shines through on the video resume.

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    • How would you get more students involved in Microsoft?   Answer Question
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    Software Development Engineer (SDE) II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Microsoft (San Francisco, CA) in March 2016.

    Interview

    It was a smooth process. Approached by then on the phone first, then asked for an interview at a Hotel, and then presented with an offer about a week later than that.

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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Berkeley, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Microsoft (Berkeley, CA) in February 2016.

    Interview

    I met with some recruiters at the career fair and about a week later, I got an on-campus interview. It was a short 30min one. They asked some behavior questions and a technical question. The interviewer was very nice and helped me through some of the technical components. It's helpful to ask a lot of questions and really demonstrate your thinking process.

    Interview Questions

    • What's one positive and negative outcome that has occurred when working in a group?   Answer Question
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