I worked at Microsoft part-time
Pay is good
Lovely working environment
People are really friendly
Food is amazing
Was zero hour contract job
Advice to Management
Have more full time roles for Game testing
I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Microsoft (Reading, England) in November 2012.
Graduate programme uses assessment centre approach, with very little weighting on technical interview. Several observed group activities, including providing product recommendations, creating a "promotional video message". Leads into individual interviews, including behavioural, and very very mild technical (basic Fizz-Buzz style questions). Eventual wait for confirmation/offer is then several weeks after. Expect delays.