Data and Applied Scientist @MSFT

Jul 24 11 Comments

Got rejected by Microsoft for Data & Analytics Scientist role. Job description and feedback after the interviews raises some questions for improvements

1. What are the key skills and tools to have for Data and Applied Scientist positions at Microsoft?

2. Are the phone interviewers looking for past projects, coding and algorithm skills? Any particular skills like Spark or Hadoop?

3. Does choosing Java for coding problems instead of Python make any difference? Java seems to be the primary language in CTCI and some other resources.

Thank you

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TOP 11 Comments
  • Microsoft EjSq85
    Were you given a business problem , (particular to that org), to solve ? If yes, how did you approach it ? Lot depends on what you were asked and what you answered. Also, sometimes, its just that they feel that you did good but someone else is a better fit for certain reasons.
    Jul 24 6
    • Microsoft EjSq85
      Which team / org / building number ? Its interesting because for me i was not asked a whole lot of soft dev questions but focussed more on the approach to business problems.
      Jul 25
    • OP
      Mind if I dm you?
      Jul 25
    • Microsoft EjSq85
      Sure
      Jul 25
    • Microsoft Jeste
      I also did 2 applied data scientist interviews. They asked me about probabilities during full 1 hour . Looks like they need college students
      Jul 27
    • OP
      @jeste that's interesting, because I didn't get a single question about probabilities.
      Jul 27
  • Amazon / Data XXcY45
    They asked me a while back on probabilities too... didn’t make sense
    Jul 31 1
    • OP
      Yeah, right! By the way, did you get an offer? What skills and background did you had to have that time?
      Jul 31
  • Neurocrine MAGA.
    Can you provide interview details? Also what's your background?
    Jul 24 1
    • OP
      Kindly check my comment above.
      Jul 25

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