Microsoft has a very bad Online Technological ScreeningNov 29, 2018
Recently completed an online tech screening with MSFT.
They want us to write code for problems. But the tool provided is so basic that it's just a basic text box.
It was hard to write a good looking and understandable code in that text area especially with multiple problems to solve and with a time constarint.
Why can't Microsoft provide a good online coding tool like hacker rank? It's very surprising that big company like MSFT not so serious about their hiring process.
Anyone had a similar experience?
- IDEs do way more than that. Finding definitions, easily adding/removing arguments, refactoring code into methods, etc. You have to spend some time getting vim to have the same features but an IDE has a lot of these features out of the box. We should take advantage of tools developed in the last 40 years instead of calling them a crutch and only using vim.
I feel OP should code in his preferred environment (IDE included) and paste the result into the submission field. A vim user would be unproductive with just a text box tooDec 2, 20180
- Amazon GHskannI write in a text editor a lot of the time anyways. So I didn’t mind. I’m interviewing with a lot of MS teams and have passed 4/5 phone screens so far.
But if you’re not used it then you definitely need to practice beforehand. And yes, this is inconvenient. But I’m personally not really affected, and don’t see other options as any better