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Entretien de Senior Program Manager

Employé anonyme - Seattle, WA (États-Unis)
Offre d'embauche acceptée
Expérience positive
Entretien dificile

Candidature

J'ai postulé en ligne. J'ai passé un entretien à Microsoft (Seattle, WA (États-Unis)) en mai 2019.

Entretien

I applied online through Microsoft's careers and the recruiter reached out to me in 1 week. I have applied to few other openings before but never heard from them. Its better to get a referral to increase the chance of getting the interview.

45 mins Initial phone screen with the recruiter - checking my background and understanding the interest and relevancy to the role, salary expectations, other offers at hand. Since I already had an offer at hand, and going to two other onsites the same week the recruiter said she will expedite the process at Microsoft. The same week 30 minutes phone call with the hiring manager was scheduled. During this time hiring manager asked me details about the programs I worked on, double clicking on KPIs and asking more questions on how I measured those. Also asked questions about the technical skills I highlighted on my resume (kubernetes, Docker, AWS). I heard after 2 days about the onsite and it was scheduled the following week. During Onsite I had 6 rounds and I only knew about the first person I will meet with, even that kept changing until the last minute.

The interview started with meeting a principal PM who digged into my PM skills (Collaboration, Prioritization, Resolving conflicts etc), then next round was with another PM and it was more of a culture fit round Why microsoft, why that role, what innovations I have done, my motivations, best job I had. After this there was few minutes break and then I met with a Dev manger and after some initial background and requirements questions I was asked feature design question to increase user base for Bing Search. After this I met with a senior dev who went straight into feature design and data modeling. It was a full white board round and I did get stuck towards the end but I openly asked the interviewer to help me which he did and I was able to pick up and continue with the exercise. Then I met with the hiring manager who again was diving deeper into my background and the kinds of programs I managed. The last was the AsApp interview with a senior dev manager who started with team collaboration questions and then did another feature exercise session on Cortana.

Overall it was a great experience and my advice for anyone going to interview at Microsoft would be to enjoy the interview process and be honest/real.

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  1. Utile (2)  

    Entretien de Senior Program Manager

    Candidat à l'entretien anonyme
    Aucune offre d'embauche
    Expérience neutre
    Entretien dificile

    Candidature

    J'ai postulé via une recommandation d'un employé. Le processus a pris +4 semaines. J'ai passé un entretien à Microsoft en mars 2018.

    Entretien

    Was referred and had a phone screening with one of the Sr PMs in the team. Was invited to have an on-site. All went well, until one interviewer asked me tech stuff that had no relevance to what I had done. Got dinged after four rounds.

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    Entretien de Senior Program Manager

    Candidat à l'entretien anonyme - Redmond, WA (États-Unis)
    Offres d'embauche déclinées
    Expérience négative
    Difficulté moyenne

    Candidature

    J'ai postulé via une recommandation d'un employé. Le processus a pris 2 semaines. J'ai passé un entretien à Microsoft (Redmond, WA (États-Unis)) en janvier 2018.

    Entretien

    1 phone screen and 5 interviews over the course of two weeks. Met with 3 the first day who were more senior employees than the role interviewing for; met with 2 additional employees second day which included the As Appropriate as the final interviewer. Having been a former MS employee I understood the culture. After having left years ago, I was less than impressed with how many of the interviewers showed more arrogance than other companies I was considering (why should we hire you mentality). Additionally, with this particular group there was lack of appreciation for think big and out of the box ideas and more focus on technical abilities. A few in the loop were great, don’t get me wrong but it felt like those few were exceptions and not the norm. Didn’t feel energized to work there.

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    Entretien de Senior Program Manager

    Employé anonyme - Redmond, WA (États-Unis)
    Offre d'embauche acceptée
    Expérience positive
    Difficulté moyenne

    Candidature

    J'ai postulé via une recommandation d'un employé. J'ai passé un entretien à Microsoft (Redmond, WA (États-Unis)) en mai 2017.

    Entretien

    Found a great position online and had a referral put me in touch with the hiring manager. 1 phone interview and was then called for a loop on-site. The recruiters and logistic coordinators were awesome and were in touch throughout the process. The loop comprised of 6 interviewers - the final one being an as-app one with an executive. The first interview was a technical design one with a lot of white boarding and back and forth QnA. The next few ones focused more on product design and behavioral. There was also a 90 minute lunch interview with the hiring manager which was probably the toughest of the lot -- A lot of probing and testing to see how I could handle ambiguity and managing confidential information. The final few interviews of the day were more relaxed and focused more on my experience and how my skills were transferable to the position. I was contacted by the recruiter by the time I reached my hotel and was told the team was excited to have me on board. Overall a very smooth process and I was very motivated to accept the offer as soon as it came.

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    Entretien de Senior Program Manager

    Employé anonyme
    Offre d'embauche acceptée
    Expérience positive
    Difficulté moyenne

    Candidature

    J'ai postulé via une recommandation d'un employé. Le processus a pris +4 semaines. J'ai passé un entretien à Microsoft.

    Entretien

    First HR phone screen with standard questions. Then hiring manager phone interview for 40 minutes. Onsite interview was arranged with 5 people. The hiring manager was the last one in the process and interviewed me for more than one hour.

    Questions d'entretien d'embauche

    • General program/project management questions, and behavior questions.   2 Réponses

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    Entretien de Senior Program Manager

    Candidat à l'entretien anonyme - Redmond, WA (États-Unis)
    Aucune offre d'embauche
    Expérience négative
    Entretien facile

    Candidature

    J'ai postulé via une recommandation d'un employé. J'ai passé un entretien à Microsoft (Redmond, WA (États-Unis)) en janvier 2017.

    Entretien

    I had two different phone interviews with higher-ranking employees before having an on-campus interview loop. The day started by meeting with HR to discuss who I would be meeting with, and I was provided the one tip that I should ask clarifying questions. I then met with 3 team members and the hiring manager. Each of the individual interviews seemed to go very well, and the questions were more about my background/interests rather than technical questions with correct answers. I made it to lunch time and then it casually ended. Rumor is that MS has a second half of the day for interviewers if you make it that far, but I did not.

    Questions d'entretien d'embauche

    • If we gave you locomotion to own as a program manager, what would you do?   5 Réponses

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    Entretien de Senior Program Manager

    Candidat à l'entretien anonyme - Redmond, WA (États-Unis)
    Aucune offre d'embauche
    Expérience neutre
    Difficulté moyenne

    Candidature

    J'ai postulé via une recommandation d'un employé. J'ai passé un entretien à Microsoft (Redmond, WA (États-Unis)) en janvier 2017.

    Entretien

    Referred by the hiring manager for role as a SPM on a BI team, leading the platform integration effort across the company. 1 day to apply, 1 day to phone screen, 2 days to in person interview.
    During the day long loop (5 1 hour interviews), it was decided that I was a better fit for another open role. Several weeks later, a half day loop (2 1 hour interviews), I met with the skip manager.

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    • Tell me about the time you had the greatest impact   4 Réponses

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    Entretien de Senior Program Manager

    Candidat à l'entretien anonyme - Redmond, WA (États-Unis)
    Aucune offre d'embauche
    Expérience neutre
    Difficulté moyenne

    Candidature

    J'ai postulé via une recommandation d'un employé. Le processus a pris +4 semaines. J'ai passé un entretien à Microsoft (Redmond, WA (États-Unis)) en décembre 2016.

    Entretien

    The recruiter was very distracted and took several other calls (from other people) while on calls with me placing me on hold several times through the two week process. The interview process was classic old school Microsoft, too long, too many people and it confusing since no one could answer questions about the hiring manager and the role itself except to say many comments about a would-be peer who is a rockstar. The biggest challenge with this interview is that it was not focused on the role itself, it was more about my past and future rather than what it took to perform in the current opportunity, which was not well described verbally nor did the interview really focus on the written job description.

    Questions d'entretien d'embauche

    • Describe a ideal/dream day at work, describe a time when you were and were not successful at driving feedback into the product group, do you think social media should be considered for gathering feature related feedback, have you ever been a feature PM in your past work experience.   4 Réponses
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    Entretien de Senior Program Manager

    Employé anonyme - Redmond, WA (États-Unis)
    Offre d'embauche acceptée
    Expérience positive
    Entretien dificile

    Candidature

    J'ai postulé via un recruteur. Le processus a pris 2 jours. J'ai passé un entretien à Microsoft (Redmond, WA (États-Unis)).

    Entretien

    Two days across multiple Windows Core teams. Questions were based on previous questions or a spin on the original problem proposed. They provided feedback on my presentation approach and body language with regards to future interviewers. Although some information was for MS eyes only, they told me about the feedback. Some asked why I was going for PM and not Dev position.
    They actually followed my interview guidelines. No silly logic whiteboard problems but real world problems were to be used. They followed this guideline which did surprise me

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    Négociation

    Yes and very easy. They made the MS argument that they are a benefits company and not just salary


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    Entretien de Senior Program Manager

    Candidat à l'entretien anonyme - Redmond, WA (États-Unis)
    Aucune offre d'embauche
    Expérience positive
    Entretien dificile

    Candidature

    J'ai postulé en ligne. Le processus a pris 1 jour. J'ai passé un entretien à Microsoft (Redmond, WA (États-Unis)) en février 2016.

    Entretien

    I had a phone screen via Skype and then a whole day of interviewing with principal program managers. I received a lot of technical questions on payment processing from 4 principal program managers. The problem was that I lacked technical experience and the role was too senior for me, they said that I would be a good fit for the company though this position was not a good fit for my skill set.

    Questions d'entretien d'embauche

    • A lot of technical questions on payment processing.   1 réponse

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