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Microsoft Account Manager Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated May 16, 2014
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Account Manager Interview

Account Manager
Athens (Greece)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Microsoft in May 2010.

Interview Details I applied through employee referral. Passed 1st interview with HR officer within 2 weeks then passed a second interview with Business Unit Manager after 2 weeks. The interviews were held in their Athens offices with the interview process being formal and questions asked demanding but focusing on business function. I had positive feedback from the interviewers and I was promised to be notified but never heard of them again.

Interview Question – They asked about a failure I faced during my career, however they insisted more I thought appropriate to the details about that particular case.   Answer Question


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Account Manager Interview

Account Manager
Athens (Greece)

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Microsoft in June 2009.

Interview Details Questions regarding my experience, what I did to achieve my quota, and what issues I have faced and how I dealed with them.

Interview Question – Why should we choose you instead of other candidates.   Answer Question


2 people found this helpful

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Account Manager Interview

Account Manager
Redmond, WA (US)

I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at Microsoft.

Interview Details Initial screening interview with HR rep was done via phone. After successful completion of that interview, the in-person Interviews were scheduled. They were completed in one day, and consisted of being interviewed separately by 5 other managers in succession. Those managers then shared their hire/no hire opinions with each other via email. After successfully completing that stage, I was then interviewed by the hiring manager later in the day.

Interview Question – There were no real unexpected questions. The interviews were professional, pertinent to the job and detailed. The best question was, "what part of your career are you most proud of, and why?"   Answer Question


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Account Manager Interview

Account Manager

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Microsoft in September 2013.

Interview Details From my initial contact from the lazy recruiter who read from a script I should have known there was a problem. The recruiter called me one time and then from there I was shuttled to a "recruiting coordinator" who managed the rest of the process. There was never a sense of excitement about my candidacy or the job. The only person who treated me with any dignity was someone who was in the "peer" interviewing role. Everyone from there up proceeded to be difficult to engage with and read. I found myself trying to fill in the silences during the interviews with small talk and that was a big mistake! They are looking for robots, not people!

Interview Question – There was no true "difficult" question, just a lot of uncomfortable silences. Don't try and connect on a personal level, it does NOT work!   Answer Question


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Account Manager Interview

Account Manager
Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Microsoft in November 2012.

Interview Details interviewed for account manager - cloud services. I know the product very well so no real issues, passed the first interview easily. second interview however I was given the task of role play as a sales manager for a totally different product that I didn't know. had to make a presentation and defend it. I did not feel comfortable and my guess is that this is the main reason I didn't pass on to the next stage. there would have been at least 2 more interviews if I ha passed, last one with the country CEO

Interview Question – the whole process is a bit old fashion compared to other companies like Google, Facebook and others. MS still believes in interviewing with the regular annoying "tell us about yourself" approach   Answer Question


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Account Manager Interview

Account Manager

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Microsoft in November 2009.

Interview Details Started with phone interview first. Checked if you had basic Microsoft product info and understand the selling process for Enterprise. Once they had enough folks, follow up by half day interview by 5 different folks. Including the hiring manager. Both from the technology side and sales side. At the end of interview, each person would rank all the folks they had interviewed.

Interview Question – Why Microsoft.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Offered what I was looking for.


Accepted Offer

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Difficult Interview

Account Manager Interview

Account Manager
New York, NY (US)

I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at Microsoft.

Interview Details Great experience, spoke to 4 different people who asked me various behavioral questions. lots of good questions and engagement, really smart people!

Interview Question – Tell me about a time you failed.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Very pleasant...


1 person found this helpful

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Positive Experience

Account Manager Interview

Account Manager

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Microsoft.

Interview Details online job posting, submit resume, contacted for phone interview by the segment lead, group interview, 1 on 1 interview with the segment lead. Very detailed question about the industry knowledge and as well as the market knowledge and need to provide rough analysis of how the current economy will be impacting their revenue.

Interview Question – Why there is consumerization of IT?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

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Difficult Interview

Account Manager Interview

Account Manager

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Microsoft in January 2009.

Interview Details - Multiple interviews. In my case with 5 people (HR Manager, Direct Manager, 2 Peers, another Senior Manager)
- Took place within a few days as various schedules needed to be confirmed
- Interviews were in person as well as phone interviews (voice only in my case)
Once interviews completed, I waited for a few weeks and an offer was made.

Interview Question – - really about probing your experiences and understanding how that will add value to the role being applied for
- relating my experiences as they pertain to my certifications (and how those type of additional) helped
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Negotiation Details – the offer was very competitive and the additional perks made for an easy acceptance


1 person found this helpful

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Difficult Interview

Account Manager Interview

Account Manager
Dallas, TX (US)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Microsoft in December 2011.

Interview Details Multiple interviews (4)

Interview Question – Why are man holes round?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – long - like negotiating a contract

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