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Interviews at Microsoft

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at Microsoft.
Interview experience
Based on 1,574 interviews
Interview difficulty
Based on 1,521 interviews
Interview process length
Based on 1,218 interviews
About two weeks

Interview process at Microsoft

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, rating is 8.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, rating is 6.

Interview process length
About two weeks
About a month
About a week
About a day or two
More than one month
Most reported steps
Phone call/screening
On-site interview
Background check
Group interview
Problem solving exercises
Least reported steps
Take-home/sample work
They have no interview

What candidates say about the interview process at Microsoft

  • Lenghty and complicated interview process.1st round with HR, basic screening stuff.Another 4 rounds including Hiring Manager and 3 other people who had similar roles to the one I was applying for. T…
    Shared on November 29, 2020
  • It was relatively easy as I had already had the experience needed for the job. - The interview lasted about 15 minutes. I had a job offer before I was able to make it home. However, It would have bee…
    Shared on October 22, 2019 - Project Management - Buiding 109.
  • Team and Windows
    Shared on July 31, 2019 - Azure CSS Support Engineer - Charlotte, NC

Interview questions at Microsoft

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • How many years I had been merchandising?
    Shared on August 13, 2018 - In-store Representative - Tyler, TX
  • Computer experience leadership skills plans for the future am I good with working with people
    Shared on August 4, 2018 - Leader - Wilsonville, OR
  • How would you response to customers that have called more than once and their issue still not solve
    Shared on July 6, 2017 - Customer Service Representative - Kingstree, SC

Interview tips at Microsoft

Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)56%
  • Formal (business suit)23%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)10%
  • They didn’t have a dress code10%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)1%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Microsoft

  • Need a sponsor to get ahead of the other candidates.
    Shared on September 5, 2019 - Partner Development Manager - Bellevue, WA
  • Just be yourself.
    Shared on August 13, 2018 - In-store Representative - Tyler, TX
  • Be honest, let them know when you do not know, but give them how you would find out
    Shared on December 17, 2017 - Lead Program Manager - Redmond, WA

The first interview at Microsoft

How candidates got an interview
  • Recruiter contacted me36%
  • Employee referral23%
  • Other13%
  • Other online job site10%
  • Through Indeed7%

How candidates received their first interview at Microsoft

  • Years ago I applied to a Volt advertisement online.
    Shared on September 10, 2019 - Bus. Analyst 2 - Bellevue, WA
  • The recruiter contacted me via Linkedin
    Shared on May 30, 2019
  • The recruiter from Indonesia contacted me for this position and made an appointment for interviewing with leader in Thailand.
    Shared on September 18, 2018 - Solution Specialist Data Platform - Bangkok Thailand
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