Microsoft Account Manager Interview Questions

Updated May 16, 2014
Updated May 16, 2014
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Account Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Athens (Greece)
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Athens (Greece)
Application Details

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Microsoft in May 2010.

Interview Details

I applied through employee referral. Passed 1st interview with HR officer within 2 weeks then passed a second interview with Business Unit Manager after 2 weeks. The interviews were held in their Athens offices with the interview process being formal and questions asked demanding but focusing on business function. I had positive feedback from the interviewers and I was promised to be notified but never heard of them again.

Interview Questions
  • They asked about a failure I faced during my career, however they insisted more I thought appropriate to the details about that particular case.   Answer Question
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Redmond, WA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redmond, WA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    Initial screening interview with HR rep was done via phone. After successful completion of that interview, the in-person Interviews were scheduled. They were completed in one day, and consisted of being interviewed separately by 5 other managers in succession. Those managers then shared their hire/no hire opinions with each other via email. After successfully completing that stage, I was then interviewed by the hiring manager later in the day.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no real unexpected questions. The interviews were professional, pertinent to the job and detailed. The best question was, "what part of your career are you most proud of, and why?"   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Athens (Greece)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Athens (Greece)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Microsoft in June 2009.

    Interview Details

    Questions regarding my experience, what I did to achieve my quota, and what issues I have faced and how I dealed with them.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Microsoft in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    From my initial contact from the lazy recruiter who read from a script I should have known there was a problem. The recruiter called me one time and then from there I was shuttled to a "recruiting coordinator" who managed the rest of the process. There was never a sense of excitement about my candidacy or the job. The only person who treated me with any dignity was someone who was in the "peer" interviewing role. Everyone from there up proceeded to be difficult to engage with and read. I found myself trying to fill in the silences during the interviews with small talk and that was a big mistake! They are looking for robots, not people!

    Interview Questions
    • There was no true "difficult" question, just a lot of uncomfortable silences. Don't try and connect on a personal level, it does NOT work!   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Microsoft in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    interviewed for account manager - cloud services. I know the product very well so no real issues, passed the first interview easily. second interview however I was given the task of role play as a sales manager for a totally different product that I didn't know. had to make a presentation and defend it. I did not feel comfortable and my guess is that this is the main reason I didn't pass on to the next stage. there would have been at least 2 more interviews if I ha passed, last one with the country CEO

    Interview Questions
    • the whole process is a bit old fashion compared to other companies like Google, Facebook and others. MS still believes in interviewing with the regular annoying "tell us about yourself" approach   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Microsoft in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    Started with phone interview first. Checked if you had basic Microsoft product info and understand the selling process for Enterprise. Once they had enough folks, follow up by half day interview by 5 different folks. Including the hiring manager. Both from the technology side and sales side. At the end of interview, each person would rank all the folks they had interviewed.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Offered what I was looking for.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    Great experience, spoke to 4 different people who asked me various behavioral questions. lots of good questions and engagement, really smart people!

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Very pleasant...
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    online job posting, submit resume, contacted for phone interview by the segment lead, group interview, 1 on 1 interview with the segment lead. Very detailed question about the industry knowledge and as well as the market knowledge and need to provide rough analysis of how the current economy will be impacting their revenue.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Microsoft in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    - Multiple interviews. In my case with 5 people (HR Manager, Direct Manager, 2 Peers, another Senior Manager)
    - Took place within a few days as various schedules needed to be confirmed
    - Interviews were in person as well as phone interviews (voice only in my case)
    Once interviews completed, I waited for a few weeks and an offer was made.

    Interview Questions
    • - really about probing your experiences and understanding how that will add value to the role being applied for
      - relating my experiences as they pertain to my certifications (and how those type of additional) helped
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    Negotiation Details
    the offer was very competitive and the additional perks made for an easy acceptance
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dallas, TX (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Microsoft in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    Multiple interviews (4)

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    long - like negotiating a contract
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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