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Questions d'entretiens chez Microsoft à Reading, Angleterre

Dernière mise à jour : 20 août 2018
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    Entretien de Associate Consultant

    Employé anonyme - Reading, Angleterre (Royaume-Uni)
    Offre acceptée
    Expérience positive
    Difficulté moyenne

    Candidature

    J'ai postulé en ligne. Le processus a pris 2 jours. J'ai passé une entrevue à Microsoft (Reading, Angleterre (Royaume-Uni)) en novembre 2012.

    Entretien

    Graduate programme uses assessment centre approach, with very little weighting on technical interview. Several observed group activities, including providing product recommendations, creating a "promotional video message". Leads into individual interviews, including behavioural, and very very mild technical (basic Fizz-Buzz style questions). Eventual wait for confirmation/offer is then several weeks after. Expect delays.

    Questions d'entretien d'embauche

    • Standard behavioural questions, pertaining to "Dissatisfied Customer", "Bad News to customer", "Disagreement with colleague"   1 réponse
    • FizzBuzz & Modulo Problem Style code questions on whiteboard.   1 réponse

  2.  

    Entretien de Social Media Analyst

    Employé anonyme - Reading, Angleterre (Royaume-Uni)
    Offre acceptée
    Expérience positive
    Difficulté moyenne

    Candidature

    J'ai postulé via un recruteur. Le processus a pris 3 semaines. J'ai passé une entrevue à Microsoft (Reading, Angleterre (Royaume-Uni)) en août 2015.

    Entretien

    The interview process was very transparent and open - both parties (myself and my hiring manager) felt super comfortable throughout the process, and that made me feel confident about working for the company even more.

    Questions d'entretien d'embauche

    • What's your experience using (insert name of tools here)?   1 réponse
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    Entretien de Applications Development Manager

    Candidat à l'entretien anonyme - Reading, Angleterre (Royaume-Uni)
    Pas d’offre d’emploi
    Expérience négative
    Difficulté moyenne

    Candidature

    J'ai postulé en ligne. Le processus a pris 2 semaines. J'ai passé une entrevue à Microsoft (Reading, Angleterre (Royaume-Uni)) en juin 2018.

    Entretien

    Telephone interview with HR followed by a technical Skype video interview which covers your understanding of .Net through to your feelings about open source & security policies of large organisations. This would have been an ideal opportunity for Microsoft to filter out candidates that had not recently used very extensive Azure and products such as Dynamics CRM at the depth they require, yet they passed me through to the face to face process and wasted my time further.

    An on-site interview takes place during a specific "recruitment" day on which they process many candidates quickly. I was asked to prepare a presentation on Microsoft products, you get about three days to prepare if your life can spare it.

    I was left in reception far longer than I would ever consider leaving an interviewing candidate at my company, but what would I know? I'm a dev manager for a small outfit not a corporate.

     The “logistics” section tells you to prepare a 25 minute “talk” followed by QA and bring your own laptop (not sure why they naturally assume everyone has a laptop) I recommend you ignore the “logistics” section as I wasted an entire Saturday preparing a slide based talk for the exact time they specified and practiced with my other half to get the timing perfect. Also ignore the bit where it tells you not to introduce yourself as they won't have read that bit and may take a disliking to you, I suspect that did not go well for me.

    On the day they wanted to treat it more like a discussion with two guys firing quite cynical 'knowing' questions at me every time I spoke, with the excuse that it was "role-playing as a dev team they might deal with" but derailed it completely as stopping to answer the questions or go back to a previous slide they wanted to pick holes in took up all the time. Just felt like lazy interviewing and quite disrespectful to candidates that have literally just arrived at Microsoft. My impression was they were very corporate, and it wouldn't be a nice place to work.

    They delighted in stopping me if I even mentioned anything they didn't feel was relevant to their vague memory of the spec (which they admitted they neither had or read recently).

     I was unhappy to have taken a day off and traveled to Microsoft to be treated in a manner I considered unprofessional. I wasted time preparing a hands-on demonstration using Azure which they didn't want to see as there was no time left which I had little control over. The questions were quite cynical and there was some muttering and laughing at my slides and criticising. This would not be a good interview for someone who was unable to infer this hidden expectation from the logistics section of an interview preparation document, for example, I am quite capable of hiring someone with autism but Microsoft would not be IMHO.

    As I had to give the presentation first, that just left a bad taste in my mouth. They said that this was normal as their customers are quite unpleasant to them. I've worked with dev teams world-wide and we all have challenging customers but only corporate mentality can expect to use it as an excuse for a confusing ambiguous interview technique.

    The later technical interview was good and the guys handling it were professional, but I was completely phased by the presentation debacle so could not concentrate. Expect the standard corporate white board and practice communicating architecture visually. Enjoyed the business interview too.

    Had no interest in working for Microsoft following the presentation experience and won't be recommending it to any devs on my teams now or in the future.

    The feedback was that I was nervous during my presentation and lost eye contact in my business interview" at one point" so make sure you stare those suckers out to the end.

    Questions d'entretien d'embauche

    • Present Microsoft message queue products and choose the most appropriate   2 Réponses

  4. Utile (3)  

    Entretien de Intern

    Employé anonyme - Reading, Angleterre (Royaume-Uni)
    Offre acceptée
    Expérience positive
    Entretien dificile

    Candidature

    J'ai postulé via une recommandation d'un employé. Le processus a pris +3 mois. J'ai passé une entrevue à Microsoft (Reading, Angleterre (Royaume-Uni)) en mars 2009.

    Entretien

    They were looking for people with good transferable skills and adaptability rather than strong technical skills. Be friendly and open, and willing to admit when you're wrong or don't know something.

    Questions d'entretien d'embauche

    • There were a number of logic puzzles within the interview, the one I remember was comparing the height of a body of water with a ship sitting on top of it, compared to the heigh after the ship had been sunk.   1 réponse

    Négociation

    No negotiation involved.


  5. Utile (6)  

    Entretien de Business Operations

    Candidat à l'entretien anonyme - Reading, Angleterre (Royaume-Uni)
    Pas d’offre d’emploi
    Expérience positive
    Difficulté moyenne

    Candidature

    J'ai postulé en ligne. Le processus a pris +2 mois. J'ai passé une entrevue à Microsoft (Reading, Angleterre (Royaume-Uni)) en mars 2016.

    Entretien

    First was online situational test, relatively straight forward, next step was the video interview, this was the hardest part as you don't, next was the Skype interview which was very relaxed and mainly about passion for microsoft and then got through to assessment centre that was professional however very competitive, enjoyable experience however unfortunately no offer.

    Questions d'entretien d'embauche


  6.  

    Entretien de Marketing

    Employé anonyme - Reading, Angleterre (Royaume-Uni)
    Offre acceptée
    Expérience positive
    Difficulté moyenne

    Candidature

    J'ai postulé en ligne. Le processus a pris 3 semaines. J'ai passé une entrevue à Microsoft (Reading, Angleterre (Royaume-Uni)) en janvier 2014.

    Entretien

    Fair, standard assessment day structure. About 11 people invited, day was tiring but interesting. Also received a tour of the Reading offices. Whole process very smooth after quite a few online stages (e.g. numerical tests, 2 video interviews etc)

    Questions d'entretien d'embauche


  7.  

    Entretien de Marketing Manager

    Employé anonyme - Reading, Angleterre (Royaume-Uni)
    Offre acceptée
    Expérience positive
    Difficulté moyenne

    Candidature

    J'ai postulé via une agence de recrutement. Le processus a pris 2 semaines. J'ai passé une entrevue à Microsoft (Reading, Angleterre (Royaume-Uni)) en octobre 2015.

    Entretien

    I had to do a presentation about windows 10 for Enterprise Customers during 30 minutes , at the end of my presentation, I had 3o minutes to answer the questions of the 3 people panel who were interviewing me

    Questions d'entretien d'embauche

    • Windows 10 update presentation for Enterprise Customers   2 Réponses
  8.  

    Entretien de Account Executive

    Employé anonyme - Reading, Angleterre (Royaume-Uni)
    Offre acceptée
    Expérience positive
    Entretien dificile

    Candidature

    J'ai postulé via une recommandation d'un employé. Le processus a pris +3 mois. J'ai passé une entrevue à Microsoft (Reading, Angleterre (Royaume-Uni)) en août 2011.

    Entretien

    3 stage process.

    1. Line manager interview
    2. Presentation to a panel
    3. Senior manager/director interview (final)

    I found the interview to be reasonably challenging, as an outsider to Microsoft, as you are always up against an internal candidate. I felt this gave you a slight disadvantage as you couldn't speak the internal language and you don't live and breath it. Really important to have done you research on Microsoft and the recent CEO communications to sound credible.

    Questions d'entretien d'embauche

    • Competency based questions
      Scenario based questions.
      Questions about Microsoft future strategy.   1 réponse

  9.  

    Entretien de Account Executive

    Employé anonyme - Reading, Angleterre (Royaume-Uni)
    Offre acceptée
    Expérience positive
    Difficulté moyenne

    Candidature

    J'ai postulé via un recruteur. J'ai passé une entrevue à Microsoft (Reading, Angleterre (Royaume-Uni)) en septembre 2013.

    Entretien

    2 interviews. 1 with a peer the 2nd with the Manager. Standard questions. Very relaxed experience. In all a positive experience. Very professional and respectful experience. Was made to feel very relaxed during the process

    Questions d'entretien d'embauche


  10.  

    Entretien de Account Manager

    Employé anonyme - Reading, Angleterre (Royaume-Uni)
    Offre acceptée
    Expérience positive
    Difficulté moyenne

    Candidature

    J'ai postulé en personne. Le processus a pris +2 mois. J'ai passé une entrevue à Microsoft (Reading, Angleterre (Royaume-Uni)).

    Entretien

    There are several stages to the hiring process to get the job including HR interview, face to face, with two managers. A second stage included presentation and role play exercise. Overall the process was fine.

    Questions d'entretien d'embauche


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