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

Interview Details the culture is all indian in microsoft,and it lacks creativity which is a drawback i got hired on christmas and excited and the interview went well...When I was a corporate executive in the area of strategic planning, I quickly learned a very important lesson – the best way to ensure strategy implementation is to hire the right people into the company.

I suppose that’s why I’m always surprised at the casual and often lackadaisical attitude many managers take when it comes to hiring. Look around and what you’ll notice is at the heart of most great companies is an incredibly strong emphasis on the hiring process.

Interview Question – process “as the most important strategic planning your company needs.” Why? Because every new employee will either improve the organization or lower it – and managers should be seeking and hiring employees who will enable the company to grow and to become more profitable.

McKeown provides four tips for hiring great people: 1) Forget trying to ask magic bullet questions, 2) Ensure you have clearly defined what it will take to be successful in the position, 3) Test candidates, and 4) Include others in the hiring process.
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I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Microsoft in July 2013.

Interview Details aptitude test , coding round , interviews technical , hiring manager inteview , question from data structure

Interview Question – where u want to see in 5 years   Answer Question

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I applied through college or university - interviewed at Microsoft in November 2012.

Interview Details Had 2 preliminary Technical written tests. 1st was a multiple choice fairly simple based on DS.
Next was a programming test. Had to write 2 programs.

Interview Question – Find the loop in a linked list whose length is not specified   Answer Question

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Interview Details I had 2 interviews. First one was general and covered basic concepts. 2nd one was a bit more complicated. I was rejected but overall it was great learning opportunity for me.

Interview Question – About a Database of Project that i did in College. I was asked to implement that in alternate way.   Answer Question

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Hyderābād

I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at Microsoft in May 2013.

Interview Details Face-to-face interview. 3 interviews (2 technical)

Interview Question – Consider a stack of N number of cards which are piled up and in facing down. Each card has a unique number from the range 1 to N. The card is stacked in such a way that it exhibits the following behavior:

Take the first card and put it under the stack without revealing. Now the next card on the top will have the number 1 on it. Next take 2 cards one after the other and put is under the stack without revealing. Yes you guessed it right - the next card on the top will reveal a value of 2. This goes on.

Eg. for such a series : 9,1,8,5,2,4,7,6,3,10 [for N=10]

Write a program to generate such a series for a given N number of cards so that this behavior can be exercised.
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I applied through college or university - interviewed at Microsoft in October 2012.

Interview Details Two Rounds of Written Test
1st Round : 10 Aptitude + 5 Technical Questions (30 Minutes) : Aptitude question were mostly from PnC and Technical questions consisted of Array and Poniters in C.
2nd Round: Coding Round ( 3 Question) (60 Minutes)

Interview Question – 2nd Interview round was very difficult. I was asked to code a question. I coded in recursively and then I was asked to do it in iterative way. The question was new and there was not even a bit of help from interviewer.   Answer Question

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I applied through college or university and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Microsoft in January 2013.

Interview Details Trust me, it is the easiest interview I have attended. They just need to know whether you can use logic and give out the best solutions for some problems. The interview eam is very kind and gentle. Awsome experience. The best part is the Microsoft T Shirt for hired people.

Interview Question – They asks from Data structure algorithms to logic puzzles.   Answer Question

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Interview Details Tough interview process. Nothing less than a SDE role.

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I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Microsoft.

Interview Details Data Structures and Code

Negotiation Details – No Negotiation.

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I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Microsoft.

Interview Details two written tests were conducted. one is for technical(basics in data structures and some algorithms) and other for reasoning and aptitude. And then four rounds of interview process was conducted. In the interviews they asked questions from almost all the topics right from 1st year to 4th year of my engineering. not only academics but they also asked me many puzzels

Interview Question – Outside a room there are three light switches. One of switch is connected to a light bulb inside the room.
Each of the three switches can be either 'ON' or 'OFF'.

You are allowed to set each switch the way you want it and then enter the room(note: you can enter the room only once)

Your task is to then determine which switch controls the bulb
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