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Redmond, WA
10000+ employees
1975
Company - Public (MSFT)
Computer Hardware & Software
$10+ billion (USD) per year
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Working at Microsoft

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Mission: Come to Microsoft to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2019 (#34), 2018 (#39), 2017 (#37)

Top CEOs: 2017 (#29), 2018 (#20)

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    Smart people, work life balance, growth mindset, challenging work

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    Can be hard to transfer internally

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Microsoft Photos

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Microsoft Interviews

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    Community Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redmond, WA
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    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Microsoft (Redmond, WA) in May 2013.

    Interview

    This was a job on a team that manages the online communities for several video games at Microsoft. I am more than overqualified for the position, but it's a rough economy and I need to pay bills so I was happy to interview for the contract.

    There were probably three phone screens with the agency (Volt) who had the contract before I spoke to the hiring manager. The manager was a nice enough person but he told me frankly that he was flooded with many overqualified candidates and there was no way he could hire more than one person. The interview was very easy. We just spoke about video games, community management and the IP he managed. The main feedback I'd give is that Volt did not even prepare me (in all of those calls and e-mails) for the correct job listing! I was told this was for one particular game, so I went out and bought that game... learned it, did my homework, and prepped myself with questions and info pertaining to *that* game - only to find out the job was really to manage that game as well as half a dozen other games that I'd never been told about and had to answer questions on the spot.

    In the end, I did not get an offer. He had a very large pool of candidates and I am guessing went with someone he could pay at the lower range of his budget.

    Interview Questions

    • questions based on IP I had not heard of   1 Answer
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Microsoft Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2012
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2013
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Pledges & Certifications

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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