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New RHSn81
Jan 30

I've been to Microsoft onsite interviews.
Interviews with 2 principal engineers were very good (system design), interview with manager (leetcode algorithm) was a crap, and last interview with another engineer was probably neutral.

I got this feedback from recruiter: "...team will not be moving forward with an offer at this time, but they think you would make an excellent hire for Microsoft. I have shared your profile with some other hiring managers ..."

Is that standard feedback or are they usually honest about this?

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  • Microsoft 24blue
    If you were given that response, it is probably true. They likely had a better candidate but will shop your resume a little. I would take that as a good outcome.
    Jan 300
  • New arch135
    And was it LC hard ? Is it there where u stumbled?
    Jan 302
    • New RHSn81
      OP
      Yes, LC hard. The interviewer not only didn't give me any helpful hint but also discouraged me when I was in the right direction (I later checked in LC that I was in right direction, although she said it was "much simpler than that" which made me stuck).
      Jan 30
    • New arch135
      Ohhh ..tat was unlucky . Which team ? Did they ask only 1 programming/ algo? Or where there were others u answered ?
      And how was design interview
      I believe Microsoft does gives to other hiring managers in such cases . Hopefully you can expect another call soon
      Jan 30
  • MathWorks CHop75
    Damn, they ask two system design?
    Jan 301
    • New RHSn81
      OP
      Yes, one was a well known system design case, while the other was more focused on an internal problem which they had regarding data sillos, but I consider it was also system design, because wasn't coding.
      Jan 30
  • MetLife mspmet
    In how much time from onsite interview did you received your feedback email?
    Jan 301
  • New RHSn81
    OP
    Out of curiosity: the talent sourcer invited me for interviews (probably phone interviews) for 2 other areas. I'll check if she can refer me to some positions in Bay Area as well.
    Jan 310
  • Microsoft O(n+1)
    I got a pass by a hiring manager at amazon but the interview went so well otherwise they recommended me and connected me to another hiring manager who then made me an offer.
    Jan 300
  • LabCorp learner
    Interesting...
    Jan 300

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