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Questions d'entretiens pour le poste de Senior Program Manager chez Microsoft

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Entretien de Senior Program Manager

Candidat à l'entretien anonyme - Redmond, WA (États-Unis)
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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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  • What do you do to gain the trust of your devs?   3 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.

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    • If we gave you locomotion to own as a program manager, what would you do?   4 Réponses

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    Entretien de Senior Program Manager

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

    Candidature

    J'ai postulé en personne. J'ai passé un entretien à Microsoft (Redmond, WA (États-Unis)) en janvier 2013.

    Entretien

    Multiple rounds of interview (6 in total). Last interview will be with what's called an 'As App' (As Appropriate). If you make it to this last person, the chances of you receiving an offer is high.

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    • Lots of situational/behavioral questions.
      Technical questions around what is outlined in resume.   1 réponse
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    Entretien de Senior Program Manager

    Candidat à l'entretien anonyme
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    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)
    Aucune offre d'embauche
    Expérience neutre
    Difficulté moyenne

    Candidature

    J'ai postulé via une recommandation d'un employé. Le processus a pris 1 jour. J'ai passé un entretien à Microsoft (Redmond, WA (États-Unis)) en janvier 2015.

    Entretien

    overall relatively straightforward job interview process. The effectiveness of interviewers completely depends on the individual interviewer. Oftentimes, because they have to fill the roster with diverse candidates you might not know if they are really considering you or if you are filling a quota, This is not always the case though.

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    • Lots of scenario based questions "name a time when you had to X" as related to the role.   2 Réponses

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    Entretien de Senior Program Manager

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

    Candidature

    J'ai postulé en ligne. Le processus a pris 1 jour. J'ai passé un entretien à Microsoft (Redan, GA (États-Unis)) en janvier 2010.

    Entretien

    Phone Screen in E&D scheduled for 1 hr...hiring manager had unexpected conflict arise, cut to 30 minutes. Very enjoyable chat, but way too brief. At conclusion was told that we needed to schedule another hour to talk. Next morning recruiter says that we're not moving forward. Very surprised, disappointed and rather disturbed in this outcome.

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    Entretien de Senior Program Manager

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

    Candidature

    Le processus a pris 4 semaines. J'ai passé un entretien à Microsoft (Redmond, WA (États-Unis)) en octobre 2009.

    Entretien

    A friend at MS signed me up for Employee Referral program and applied for several Program Manager positions. After 3 weeks of not hearing anything, I received an email from MS Recruiter stating they were interested in my qualifications. A few days later, I had phonescreen with hiring manager, it lasted 30 min and went very well. Questions asked were 1) tell me about yourself, 2) why are you interested in this position, 3) what are your strengths. Then I was asked to come onsite.

    During this time, I prepared a lot for this interview. I knew of 3 people who works at MS and asked all about interviewing process; I had 30 min phone discussion with them and asked them lots of questions on what to expect during interview such as write on board, ask questions, smile & stay interested in the product and technology, et.c. I read the blogs on MS website on interviewing tips, that was helpful. I read a lot about the product for which I'm interviewing, even found MS contacts from one of the conferences I attended and interviewed them as well since they had experience with it.

    2 weeks after phonescreen, they flew me up to Redmond from San Diego and put me at hotel in Bellevue. It was a very nice experience -- paid for meals, lodging, transportation. I stayed 3 nights and 2 days: the day prior to interview, I toured the campus, Bellevue, and downtown Seattle. Recruiter called me and said I will talk to only 2 people, then get a break:

    Next day was the big day. I was greeted by a Group Program Manager and interviewed with him. He spent a lot of time talking about himself, the organization, and the role. He spent the last 10 min asking me only 2 questions: 1) describe a time you had dealing with someone who didn't collaborate, 2) business strategy on the product. Next person was Dev Mgr and took me to lunch (no interviewing, just chatting), then went back to his office for only 3 questions: 1) experience with product design & how I did it, 2) code leverage/borrow experience, 3) usability & user feedback experience.

    After this, they told me to take a break. This meant that if I failed, they would send me home. 20 min later, they brought a PM Lead, and my 3rd interview continued in her office. She asked 1) about my experience as a PM, 2) another design question, 3) how to improve the current product. Then she took me to the hiring manager's office, but this wasn't an interview, so we chatted, I asked about the job specifics & questioned him as a manager. Then he sent me home.

    I already felt I failed since only 3 people interviewed me, even though I felt good in all my answers. Next day, recruiter emailed me saying I didn't make it. When I asked for comments from team or reason for not selecting me, she didn't provide.

    Overall, my experience was good and they took care of me real well throughout the process. The questions were not difficult if you prepared, but perhaps I didn't take initiative to write on white board as often as I should. I believe they already made up their mind based on this or perhaps they didn't like some of my answers. They didn't ask me any brain teasers or puzzles. They key is to know your PM skills well and relate to questions they ask, and be as detailed as possible by using white board to help explain. Focus on product design experience, how to take in customer input/feedback to design, how to resolve disparate customer feedback, improvements in the product you are interviewing for, business strategy around the product (competition, opportunities, challenges, etc.). I believe my experience was more in fit not about your qualifications, so if you do well communicating, explaining, and show you're collaborating & listening, you'll be a good fit.

    The campus is amazing, there are lots of young people in their 20's, 30's, with many product groups. MS is huge, so perhaps I will try again as my experience here will help me next time.

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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 via une autre source. Le processus a pris 1 jour. J'ai passé un entretien à Microsoft (Seattle, WA (États-Unis)) en février 2008.

    Entretien

    Microsoft interviews usually consist of 3-5 interviewers from the same discipline the candidate interviews for. They are a mix of technical questions related to programming basics and business decision type questions. The culture varies from group to group, but in general it is a very friendly if geeky experience. They use big white boards and they expect their candidates to use the boards to program or draw architecture boxes and lines. They also expect candidates to vocalize their thought process and ask for clarifying questions. Silence during an interview is bad. Dress codes are very casual so don't bother with a suit unless you're applying for a marketing position.

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    Entretien de Senior Program Manager

    Employé anonyme - Redmond, WA (États-Unis)
    Offre d'embauche acceptée
    Expérience négative
    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 (Redmond, WA (États-Unis)) en juin 2010.

    Entretien

    I interviewed in 3 different groups. In each case the interviews were conducted over 1-2 days, consisting of 4-5, hour long, 1:1 interviews. There is much information on the net about Microsoft interview and I'd say the interviews were 'standard' for Microsoft.

    What surprised me the most about the interviews was the utter lack of professionalism displayed by the first two teams. A couple of examples:
    - a hiring manager didn't show up for a morning interview and didn't bother to call the coordinator or me
    - as our rescheduled interview was about to begin, the same manager left me waiting for 15 minutes while he chatted with a team member outside of his office
    - a second manager left me standing outside of his office for 30 minutes while he loudly chatted on the phone, feet up on his desk, about his weekend. When we started the interview he offered no apology.
    - about half of the interviewers did not review my resume before we started talking

    In general, the interviewers were unprepared and unprofessional, even arrogant. I was surprised by the number of sophomoric interview questions and meaningless riddles and almost total lack of interest in exploring my decade+ of highly relevant experience.

    While I did accept a position in another group, I'd say the overall experience was extremely disappointing and reflects very poorly on Microsoft's culture.

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    Entretien de Senior Program Manager

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

    Candidature

    Le processus a pris 1 jour. J'ai passé un entretien à Microsoft (Bellevue, WA (États-Unis)) en avril 2010.

    Entretien

    Was contacted to do a Technical Phone Screen. Almost two months later got asked to fly up for an interview. Was given a specific position. On the interview day was told that I would be interviewing for several positions on several different teams. Only one of the interviewers was on a team related to the position I was asked to interview for. Had a total of four interviews and was told that was it for the day.

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