Microsoft Intern Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 26, 2014
Updated Aug 26, 2014
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Anonymous Employee  in  Sydney
Anonymous Employee in Sydney
Application Details

I interviewed through college or university. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Microsoft in May 2014.

Interview Details

Had 4 interviews. The first interview was about testing, the second interview was about coding two algorithms, the third interview was about testing a specific function and then implementing that function. The interviewers were very nice and helpful. They were very approachable and gave good hints in order to solve the problem.

Interview Questions
  • Given an integer number, implement the toString() function of that number.   View Answer
No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

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    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Microsoft in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    I handed in my resume during the career fair, and 3-4 days later, I received an e-mail, which asked me to sign up an 1-1 interview. The recruiter came to my school and interviewed me at career service. I was kind of nervous during the interview since it was my first technical interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Common interview questions. The technical one is "reverse words in a string". She also asked me if I like or dislike any Microsoft products and why.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university - interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    Was unsure about working for Microsoft, but I handed in my resume at the career fair anyway and got called for an interview the next day. The interviewer was very unprofessional. And when he asked and I described what I was looking for in a career, he took it to mean that I can't code (very false) and proceeded to a fifteen minute lecture on why coding was important. I lost interest in the interview soon after that.

    Interview Questions
    • Fairly simple logic puzzle (because he assumed I couldn't code - even though my resume and I said otherwise).   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 4 months - interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    Applied online multiple times for different internships. A friend of mine who interned and then was hired after graduation forwarded my resume in to recruiters internally. A recruiter reached out to me and said they would be interviewing soon and that I needed to fill out a placement sheet. The sheet asked various, extremely vague questions about what field I would like to be in. There was vague managerial questions like if I preferred to be a designer, a manager, or someone who works entirely with code across 3 fields. The fields were like systems, products, and general or something. It was weird because I still didn't know what I was applying for or what I would be doing. I was told I would be contacted "soon". A month went by and I heard no word. I attempted to email back, but got an out of office message. Another month went by. I asked my friend if I was even being considered anymore. The recruiter reached out to me after he inquired directly, she said they would contact me within the next week. ANOTHER month went by with still no contact. I attempted to inquire another time, and finally, out of the blue, someone called me. The gentleman sounded like he was in a rush to get me off the phone. He asked me why I wanted work with MS, what my interests are, and then went right into 3 riddles. The riddles were really silly and he timed me so short on them. He asked about having a group of marbles, a scale, and how to find the one marble that weighed the most without being able to use the scale more than 2 times. He then asked me about mis-sorted fruit baskets and how I would find certain fruits. I messed this one up, but came close. and when I came close to the answer, he abruptly asked ARE YOU SURE? Threw me off as I was confident in my conclusion, but it sounded so forceful I wasn't sure if I had said something really absurd without noticing. I didn't hear back for another month, in which I just got some automated email saying my application was declined.

    Interview Questions
    • Marbles that all have the same appearance, one weighs differently. Use a 2 sided scale to find the smallest marble. Only use the scale 3 times.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    1 HR interview that included behavioural questions in addition to ligh technical questions, followed by 3 onsite interviews. 2 interview were focused on coding, and the third was purely testing.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university - interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    I gave my resume to a recruiter at my college career fair and got an email invitation to an on-campus interview about 2 months later. Microsoft interviewed about 30 - 40 students on my campus back to back for 3 days so there was a lot of competition.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    First round consists of a multiple choice quiz followed by multiple onsite rounds. The questions generally consist of Algorithms, Design and Project Questions. The interviewers are good and they even offer you to drive back home if you want.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  University of Colorado, CO (US)
    Anonymous Employee in University of Colorado, CO (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Microsoft in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    First, Microsoft representatives visited my university for a resume review. They basically reviewed my resume and gave me some guidance about the things to put and to remove from there. Then, they invited me to a small competition, it had nothing to do with the internship, to solve some problems, and they gave the winners some coupons. Then, they sent me an Email to sign up for a secondary interview at my university after which I could qualify for an interview at Redmond.

    Interview Questions
    • It was not hard. He asked me to design and implement two simple functions enqueue and dequeue in any programming language I preferred.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Anonymous Employee  in  Istanbul (Turkey)
    Anonymous Employee in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    There was an online shortlisting process as usual and then I was contacted by a recruiter from a subcontractor assessment company and was invited for a range of assessment steps such as self assessment test,logical thinking and language skills.

    Interview Questions
    • Some questions needed to be really careful and stay attentive because of the fact that they include so many numbers and that kind of stuff.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Anonymous Employee  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Anonymous Employee in Hyderābād (India)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Microsoft in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Written Test, Online Coding, F2F

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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