Microsoft Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II Interview Questions & Reviews

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Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II Interview

Anonymous Employee  in  Hyderābād
Anonymous Employee in Hyderābād
Application Details

I interviewed through a recruiter - interviewed at Microsoft in June 2013.

Interview Details

Interview was simple asked 2 questions

a) Find the number of words in a document
b) Bulbs problem / puzzle given 2 bulbs find the maximum number of floors the bulbs can be dropped without breaking

I provided reasonably good answers for both the questions cross checked on the net after the interview but somehow they refused to go further dissapointed after putting in lot of efforts

Looks like interviewers at microsoft have an attitude of only "they know the things" and do not encourage a learning attitude

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No Offer
Difficult Interview

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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Bangalore
    Anonymous Employee in Bangalore
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Microsoft in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    Interview process started with tell me about urself and asked project related questions

    1. U have an array which is sorted row wise and column wise, find an element

    2. trim a binary search tree

    3. Implement Circular queue using arrays

    4. Least common ancestor without using recursion

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  New Delhi
    Anonymous Employee in New Delhi
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a staffing agency. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Microsoft in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    HR was quite efficient, interview started at right time,
    Got rejected after three rounds of interviews.
    It was almost evening and interviewer looked tired in last round.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Hyderābād
    Anonymous Employee in Hyderābād
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Microsoft in July 2008.

    Interview Details

    Telephone Interview : I was asked to write a code then walk through the code.
    in Person : I had 10 rounds. In all rounds, I was asked to write code. Either algorithm of simple c function or to solve complex word based puzzles using algorithms.
    I cleared 9 rounds. I had last round with the Unit Head. He gave me a puzzle, which I think i messed up. I did not make it. Later My recruiter told me that I was rejected not because of code, but because i did not ask enough questions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Pune
    Anonymous Employee in Pune
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at Microsoft in April 2008.

    Interview Details

    it was easy if look back it now but at that time i didn't understand data strctures well. questions we simple like find mirror of binary tree , find if tree is balanced or not. you need good understanding of data structures and algorithms in order to get to microsoft.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Hyderābād
    Anonymous Employee in Hyderābād
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Microsoft in July 2008.

    Interview Details

    Interview was scheduled by a recruiter. There was phone interview and then called for in person interview. Had to wait for an hour at their office to get the interviewer's time slot. Interview process is not properly organized. Later, I had go from room from to meet about 5 managers (or leads) and talk to them. They don't seem to be prepared for interviewing me. I could easily answer their questions. It seems I was turned dow because I'm a Java guy and their work is mostly around .Net.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you design a hotel reservation system?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Hyderābād
    Anonymous Employee in Hyderābād
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a staffing agency. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Microsoft in September 2008.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process is fine. Only glitch is that my interviews were all scheduled for weekends. They typically have 5 rounds of interviews. There is a preliminary round. If you cross that, there will be three more rounds of technical interview and after that you might have one more round where you'll be interviewed by someone high up (In my case it was a director).

    Interview Questions
    • Assume a text console where somebody is typing input. Whenever the person hits enter, we should display the string that he has entered. The string can be very very long and the program that takes the input and displays should be as fast as possible. Write such a C program   View Answer
    • I was asked a variant of the Single Source Shortest Path Problem on a general tree.   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    The offer was not competitive with my present compensation

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Redmond, WA (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Microsoft in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Initial phone screen was friendly, recruiter was helpful gave some good tips on what to kind of questions to expect. But they should be doing a better job screening people and not just randomly asking developers with no testing experience to interview for a testing position.
    Coding test was to write code to get all palindromes in a string.
    On-site interviews were hectic, you try and prove your testing and simple coding skills.
    Test a refrigerator.
    Code to make diagonal elements 0 in a matrix.

    Interview Questions
    • Coding test was to write code to get all palindromes in a string.

      Test a refrigerator.
      Code to make diagonal elements 0 in a matrix.
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cambridge, MA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Microsoft in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview followed by an on-site which was the regular white-board coding questions companies like MSFT/Google ask. I was not hired by this team but very soon got a call from another team and another on-site and got a job there

    Interview Questions
    • What are your strengths/weaknesses - was not expecting this in an MSFT interview   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Bellevue, WA (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    Had 2 phone interviews, one by HR, one by an Engineer, and then was invited for on site.
    On-site 3 interviews.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

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