Microsoft Intern Interview Questions

Updated 26 Oct 2014
Updated 26 Oct 2014
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Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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.

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  • 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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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bellingham, WA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bellingham, WA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Microsoft in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interviewer called on time and we chitchatted for the first 5 minutes. It was mostly behavioral questions and brain teasers as he was from the HR.

    Interview Questions
    • The marble question. I've heard of it before, but didn't bother thinking about it or looking up the answer online beforehand. Should've been easy, but the interviewer "hinted" that it would be easier with some visualization, so I went with that approach, which didn't help me any bit.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redmond, WA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redmond, WA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    30 minutes interview on school campus with just one coding question. Talked about some features specific to interviewers team and some of my past projects. Informed of advancing to final round 2 weeks later. Didn't here back for 3 weeks after that, so I emailed recruiter and was told there was a backlog of applicants, switched to SDET to accelerate the process. Had interview in Redmond 3 weeks after that (8 weeks since first interview). Final round was 4 45 minute interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • Fill an integer matrix in a spiral fashion. Starting in the upper left corner and going clock-wise, the next element should be one more than the previous.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted after speaking with a recruiter at a career fair and asked to interview on campus. The interview took place on campus and lasted one hour. The interviewer was very nice and patient.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked a question about finding the max sum sequence in an array. The question was very fair for my skill level.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    Emailed me to setup a 30 minute phone interview.

    Interview Questions
    • What process would you go through to debug a keyboard?   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Microsoft in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Submitted resume to recruiter. Microsoft employee contacted me directly via e-mail asking if interested in spring internship. Through e-mail correspondence, coordinated a 1:1 skype interview. The interview began by telling about the project they were looking for an intern. Then the employee asked about background, skills, and asked what you wanted from this experience.

    Interview Questions
    • Interviewer wanted to know technical skills; however, didn't have clear defined problem to answer.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    Gave resume at College Fair and got email for on campus interview

    Interview Questions
    • Technical Question, given a singly linked list, how to reverse direction   View Answer
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Interviewed for SDE Internship, consisted of 3 rounds. First 2 were on campus, last round was at Redmond. First 2 rounds were heavily technical, last round consisted of 2 interviews not as technical as previous rounds. Interviewers were very nice and passionate about what they did, questions they asked were all very fair and nothing surprising.

    Interview Questions
    • Fairly standard technical questions about algorithms and data structures.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I visited Microsoft at a school career fair, and was then contacted by a recruiter several weeks later. I did a 30 minute in person on campus interview that was mostly behavioral based questions and one technical coding question

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied online via a resume drop. Was contacted for a university on campus interview. Lasted only about 20 minutes. Didn't ask any behavioral, jumped right into a coding question.

    Interview Questions
    • Given a number and a length, output to the console the "calculator" display of this number. i.e. display the number with _ and | characters   View Answer
    No Offer

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