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Microsoft Software Developer Interview Questions

Updated Oct 17, 2017
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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.

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    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

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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Microsoft in September 2017.

    Interview

    The interviewer asked questions about my resume at the beginning. Then I had to write out a solution to a technical question/problem that I worked out on a whiteboard.

    Interview Questions

    • Given an NxM array of integers, set each row and column to zero that has a key value in the row/column.   Answer Question
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    Software Developer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Microsoft (Redmond, WA) in April 2017.

    Interview

    Gone through recruiter and then arranged a skype interview as I was not in that place.then done skype interview in which He shared a link .by clicking that link I need to write code on that window.

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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redmond, WA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Microsoft (Redmond, WA) in March 2017.

    Interview

    The process was very smooth and it was a great learning experience. The interview was 4-5 rounds. Initially had a phone screening then got the onsite interview call from the HR within 3 days of the phone screen.

    Interview Questions

    • Find the longest palindromic sub-string. Reverse a linked list. Matching braces in a string, Design question on BST and OOPs concepts   2 Answers

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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Microsoft in March 2017.

    Interview

    Had the phone interview with the BING team. Basically was a coding interview. First thing over phone is to open an online collaboration tool in order to see how you answer the question by writing the code. Asked a few background questions such as when will you graduate and then started to ask coding questions. You can answer in any programming languages you are familiar with. After that I got the time to ask them questions.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you grade your c++ level? From 1 to 10?   2 Answers

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    Software Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    I had the interview on campus, the interviewer was really cool and friendly, went straight to business asking me about what language I liked best, then onto technical questions. I also asked about his intern experience and he shared his stories with me. He typed my responses the whole time which made me a little nervous, but he had to do that.

    Interview Questions

    • Merge two sorted linked list into one sorted one and what is the time and space complexity?   1 Answer

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    Software Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Microsoft in December 2016.

    Interview

    Referral by a Employee and contacted by a recruiter in 3 weeks to schedule a interview. The interview was about 30 mins. I talked to a recruiter and she asked several behavioral questions and a brain tester. Not sure how I did. Has been two weeks and did not get back to me.

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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    4 data structure and algorithm questions. You can do it on the whiteboard. Interviewers were very friendly. I liked them in general. I recommend the company to my friends. Wish there was less politics involved.

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    Software Development Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Microsoft (Boston, MA) in November 2016.

    Interview

    Had an on-campus interview and an on-site one with five different engineers. Questions are unexpected as machine learning algorithm has never been present in my resume. It was a long day and they even asked me matrix questions.

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