I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Microsoft.
Interview Details Need to be good in computer fundamentals
Interview Question – Do you know this question early? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – You need to good at negotiation.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Microsoft in July 2013.
Interview Details Hire process is very well defined and clear. Nowadays, there is no non-job related questions should ask. and most questions to figure out how good your programming knowledge are.
Interview Question – Should able to write code of Quick Sort in limited time. View Answer
I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Microsoft in June 2013.
Interview was simple asked 2 questions
a) Find the number of words in a document
b) Bulbs problem / puzzle given 2 bulbs find the maximum number of floors the bulbs can be dropped without breaking
I provided reasonably good answers for both the questions cross checked on the net after the interview but somehow they refused to go further dissapointed after putting in lot of efforts
Looks like interviewers at microsoft have an attitude of only "they know the things" and do not encourage a learning attitude
Interview Question – Bulbs problem View Answer
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Microsoft in June 2013.
1 Written test + 2 technical rounds.
Written test: Fix 3 bugs and 1 feature coding
1 round: CV Walkthrough + White Board Coding (Check for valid brackets in String)
1 round: Basic Testing Question (test plan, test strategy, various types of testing, security testing etc), White Board Coding (Reverse a linked list, Sort an array which has only digits 0-9)
Interview Question – Lot of Theory types of questions like test plan, test strategy. Answer Question
Very Difficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Microsoft in May 2013.
2 remote technical interviews (skype, audio only). One with team lead. It was quite difficult, but bearable. Second with SDET 2. It was quite easy.
1 technical interview in office, airplane tickets was paid. Interview was very hard, as for me. 2 hours of continuous questions regarding my technical knowledge and personal qualities.
1 stress interview with technical director. It was the worst one. After that I thought I will never get an offer. I was ready for stress testing, but not in my field of knowledge.
1 formal interview with HR specialist. Pure pleasure.
Interview Question – "Tell me about your biggest achievement?" View Answer
Negotiation Details – Don't underestimate yourself. Be confident, calm, friendly but tough.
Interviewed at Microsoft
Interview Details Got contact from linkden
Interview Question – Write a function that counts words of a book based on type (noun, verb, etc) Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Microsoft in April 2013.
Interview Details All questions were technical. I had 3 coding questions and several test questions probing on what I had done. Coding questions included reversing a linked list, inserting into a binary search tree and deleting a node from a binary tree. I was asked to come up with test cases for my code. In addition I was asked to come up with a strategy and test cases for an internet voice calling software product and a toy for a toddler. Overall the interview experience was very positive and interesting.
Interview Question – There was no unexpected question. There was a lot of expectation and probing in the area of end to end scenarios and integration test strategy for the testing questions. Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Microsoft in March 2013.
Two rounds phone screening. Simple questions like: Why I want to work for MS, what is class, what is object, example for polymorphism, encapsulation.
Onsite in Seattle, WA. Five rounds with Online Services Division.
First round: Again questions like: Why I want to work for MS, what products/services from OSD (online services division) I know/used. Interviewer told me much more about the company, services OSD provides etc...
Second round: Techical questions like: Lists vs Array, find loop in linked list, Binary Search Trees, etc...
Third round: Lunch + my ideas for improving services MS provides, light and easy part of interview process, very friendly
Fourth round: Much heavier techical interview: Dynamic programming, Data Stream algorithms.
Fifth round (some Manager was interviewer): Much about salary, when I can start, relocation specifics etc...
Interview Question – Question regarding moving window calculation in data stream algorithms Answer Question
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Microsoft in March 2013.
Contacted by the recruiter through LinkedIn. Initial Phone screen with hiring manager.
Asked to explain a project listed in the resume. Asked about the algorithmic and data structure choices made in that project.
Write a program to find the word with maximum occurrences in a text and write a test module to verify.
Interview Question – Write a program to find the word with maximum occurrences in a text and write a test module to verify. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Microsoft in March 2013.
Interview Details consists of 5 rounds of interview.One tech screen followed by full loop of interviews.
Interview Question – Question Graphs Answer Question
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