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    Metrics. It is all about the Metrics

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    Former Employee - Technical Evangelist  in  Sydney
    Former Employee - Technical Evangelist in Sydney

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good employer with great benefits. Work from home/remote major benefit

    Cons

    Metrics to death. Scorecards until the cows come home

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    Think long term!

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Microsoft Interviews

Updated Sep 16, 2014
Updated Sep 16, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

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Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

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Interview Difficulty

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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Sydney
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney
    Interview Details

    An hour long phone interview first with basic problem solving questions (not much coding). And an on site interview at the Sydeny office (for a position in US). 4 interviews, all very technical. Did poorly in the first two. Very good in the third. The fourth interviewer had to make the call, in which I did decent. Whole process took around 3 months.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked to think of ways to reduce memory usage / make it more efficient for the Windows Help files. This was asked in my second interview. I tried to think of suggestions but none seemed to click with what the interviewer had in mind.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

Microsoft Awards and Accolades

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Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2012
100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2010
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Website www.microsoft.com
Headquarters Redmond, WA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1975
Type Company - Public (MSFT)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $10+ billion (AUD) per year
Competitors Google, Amazon.com, Apple

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