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MSIT Software Developer Interview

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

I interviewed through college or university. The process took 7 months - interviewed at Microsoft in February 2013.

Interview Details

applied online, waited for 2 months, no reply,
asked my friend to refer, got a oncampus interview for SDET but hadn't heard back for moew than 2 months,
submitted my resume on career fair, waited for another month and finally got the onsite

1.
How many percentage energy we can receive from the sun? (Giving the distance from earth to the Sun and the radius of the earth) didn't got the answer, but the interviewer said it's ok since this is a weird one.
given an array, how to find the frequency of each char in the array without accessing it for the second time. The interviewer said hashtable doesn't work, but an extra array does ( actually, I thought both of them worked in the same way , but didn't indicate that to the interviewer)
print a tree(not a binary tree), and print it level by level (get a little bit stuck on the level by level thing), got the result in the very end.

The interviewer didn't want to me to code everything, but described the logic.
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ER graph represented the relationship, entities of a social network website like fb. Draw tables and optimize. OOD concepts and related codes.
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Giving a bunch of rangers (i.e 1~5, 2~8, 30~78, 40~60...), output (1~8,30~78). print a BT in zig-zag order
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Chatted a lot! implement a stack with memory some constraints. Writing testing cases. I wrote some basic ones but obviously didn't satisfy the interviewer, struggled a lot to extend in terms of memory.
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with testier manager, no technical questions at all.

Most of the interviewers are so nice and provided helpful guide on how to work things out. absolutely positive experience.

Negotiation Details
can't negotiate for new grad
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