Microsoft Intern Interview Questions

Updated Sep 14, 2014
Updated Sep 14, 2014
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Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Beijing, Beijing (China)
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Beijing, Beijing (China)
Application Details

I applied in-person. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Microsoft in May 2012.

Interview Details

Coding test, and then interview with Skype. In the interview, I was asked to explain what I have done before and am doing now, which programming languages I am using, what research topics I am interested in, what kind of project I would like to commit, whether I would like to submit a paper to a conference or contribute some products.

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  • Explain my paper which is my previous major (not directly related to my current major).   View Answer
Accepted Offer
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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    Submitted my resume through my school's career center. Contacted a couple weeks later to schedule a phone interview. Couldn't understand the interviewer. Was notified via email a few weeks later that I was not selected for the final round in Seattle.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a challenging project you have completed   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Microsoft in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Everyone was very friendly. Was introduced to the culture at every break.

    Interview Questions
    • Given the root of a tree where each node has a string but no parent pointer, output each level of the tree on a separate line. Tree may not be balanced. Expected runtime: O(n).   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    There were 5 rounds of assessment and I partook in 4. 1 CV check, 1 assessment centre and 3 rounds of interview. It was not that difficult but you are required to have good understanding and business sense. All the assessors were supporive, but other staff that were present at the office could come across as distant/ intimidating.

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    • There are questions regarding leadership and soft skills with HR. As you go further, more business-related issues are brought up.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bellevue, WA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bellevue, WA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months - interviewed at Microsoft in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Passed the first round on campus. Then they flew me to Bellevue, WA for on-site. 4 interviews back to back. Both behavioral and technical questions were asked. The recruiter told us the result right after the interview

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing unexpected, just open technical questions that require a clear thinking process   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    I spoke on the phone first, then went to the Foundry for an interview

    Interview Questions
    • Given a string, say the most repeated letter in the string   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Microsoft in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    After submitting my resume at a career fair, I was contacted in three weeks for an on campus interview. As expected, the communication, and follow up was organized and professional. They asked me to specify what particular field interested me the most, and to establish an online profile. The interview was primarily technical.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Microsoft in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Great people

    Interview Questions
    • Asked how to code a program that draws a circle given a radius   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bellingham, WA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bellingham, WA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Microsoft in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interviewer called on time and we chitchatted for the first 5 minutes. It was mostly behavioral questions and brain teasers as he was from the HR.

    Interview Questions
    • The marble question. I've heard of it before, but didn't bother thinking about it or looking up the answer online beforehand. Should've been easy, but the interviewer "hinted" that it would be easier with some visualization, so I went with that approach, which didn't help me any bit.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Intern Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Microsoft in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted directly early in the intern recruitment season by Microsoft, as a friend who was previously a Microsoft intern put my name down as a good possible fit. Flown straight to Seattle for final round interviews after a brief 15 minute phone interview. Four interviews in total, each lasting about one hour. Was for the embedded systems department. Group of interviewees were given their decisions immediately after interviews finished; a little awkward being in the "loser" group.

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    No Offer
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