Interviewed at Microsoft
Interview Details Interview before current techniques implemented so not really applicable, still was asked problem solving skills rather than specific coding skills. Also MS look for people who want to work for right reasons not money.
Interview Question – Different ways or sorting, going through an algorithm for combining and sorting 3 list of data. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – None
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Microsoft.
Interview Details Nothing fancy, standard phone interview, no weird, tricky or anything like what you usually read. We mainly talked about my interests and my projects. I was asked to describe my most challenging projects, what I learned from them and what I think my main attributes are. I was also asked a few behavioural questions, i.e how would you deal with this situation or that situation.
Interview Question – Nothing really weird, I had read about tricky questions, but nothing like that Answer Question
Very Difficult Interview
The process took 2 months - interviewed at Microsoft in August 2010.
Interview Details After HR screening interview, which is really nothing to worry about, was emailed a questionnaire containing a few usual sort of HR questions regarding working in a team, showing initiative etc. plus a few programming specific questions regarding project you have undertaken. It finishes with a couple of C++/C tests fr with you have to time yourself.
Phone interview with a manager was arranged with real time online programming tests.
Finally an onsite day of interviews assessments in Reading.
Interview Question – Appetude test Answer Question
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Microsoft in June 2013.
Interview Details Interview was fairly technical, There were five rounds of interviews. Each interview was an hour. There was a lunch interview which lasted 90 mins.
Interview Question – Permutations of a words in a sentence. Answer Question
Interviewed at Microsoft
Interview Details Interview Question:
1. Why do you want to come to Microsoft
2. Among all the projects you have done, what is the most difficult one or the one that you are most proud of?
What problems did you solve?
3. Given an array of random real numbers, find the sum of the subset with the maximum sum.
Interview Question – All of them are not very hard Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Microsoft in April 2014.
Interview Details 4 rounds of interviews. First to find a solution to a Sudoku. Second round is to give you a word and a 4 * 4 grid with each square is an character, you can go up, down, left, and right, to judge whether the word can be found in this grid. Third round is to design an online shopping system. Final Round is to find all prime numbers from 1 to 1000.
Interview Question – The second round, give you a word and a 4 * 4 grid with each square is an character, you can go up, down, left, and right, to judge whether the word can be found in this grid. View Answer
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Microsoft in March 2014.
Interview Details The interview was on campus. The interviewer was nice and easy. He asked a few really short behavioral questions and then went to the programming question. There was only one programming question which was to write a simple fizz buzz program, in any programming language. I chose C. He then asked where in the code could go wrong.
Interview Question – where in a C program could go wrong View Answer
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Microsoft in May 2011.
Interview Details couple of phone interviews. After I cleared them, they scheduled the main interview. Had five rounds in the main interview. All of them involved algorithms, data structures and coding. I did four of them pretty well and one not so good.
Interview Question – You have an existing set of words. You are then given two words (word1 and word2) as input. Can you provide and algorithm to transform word1 to word2 in several steps such that the intermediate word generated in each step belongs to the existing set of words. At each step, you are allowed to only modifying one character, or add one character or delete one character. If you feel such an algorithm can exist, can you also provide me an algorithm which can transform word1 into word2 in minimum number of steps. Answer Question
Interviewed at Microsoft
Interview Details Questions were not asked clearly. He didn't care at all to clarify questions and even sounded rude on that, when I asked for further clarification, he just repeated the question, never tried to even rephrase it!
Interview Question – Memory allocation View Answer
I applied through college or university and the process took 6+ months - interviewed at Microsoft.
Interview Details I got in contact through a fair at college. After I gave them my resume there, they reached out for a phone interview. The phone interview was relatively average. After the phone interview, they sent me an email saying I got past the phone round and they wanted me to go to Redmond, but they had no positions available anymore, so I could try again next year and bypass the phone round.
The next year I went to Redmond and toured campus and interviewed with 4 or 5 people. Each asked different questions. Two of the interviews were technical and the rest were just discussion.
Interview Question – They asked my to create a minesweeper game. Answer Question
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