Microsoft hiring event feedback

T-Mobile boombaa
Nov 13 17 Comments

i interviewed with Microsoft this Monday on a hiring event for Microsoft Teams. the recruiter got back to me today with the feedback that I am more suitable for a PM role according to the interviewers. and also that if i want to interview for an SDE role, i would need to wait 6 months. What does this mean?

I felt i did well in the interview. and during the hiring event they said they would hire everyone if they all pass the “bar”.

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  • Microsoft / Eng SwiftSocks
    It means you didn’t meet the bar for SDE, and your skills are better suited for PM...
    Nov 13 1
    • T-Mobile boombaa
      OP
      All 4 coding rounds I gave best possible answer.. but I still get rejected? What kinds of bar is that
      Nov 13
  • Microsoft / Eng CqnP51
    What kind of questions did you answer and how did you answer?
    Nov 13 5
    • T-Mobile boombaa
      OP
      They asked me very easy leetcode questions. I asked clarifying questions before jumping into code.. I also stated what I am going to do before writing the code. After writing the code.. I tested my code and stated the runtime. I gave best possible answer
      Nov 13
    • Amazon rice_eater
      🤔 then they suggested you as a PM
      Nov 13
    • T-Mobile boombaa
      OP
      Yeah they said I have good communication and design skills..I feel that they don’t have enough SDE positions...
      Nov 13
    • Microsoft / Eng CqnP51
      Something doesn't sound right here. Not to doubt your side of the story
      Nov 13
    • T-Mobile boombaa
      OP
      I’m also wondering the same. I’m not able to connect the dots.
      Nov 13
  • Amazon / Eng vvzR53
    Similar thing happened to someone I know for the Monday event for MSFT teams. Feedback was that code was not clean although all problems were solved. Also another feedback was that she didn't respond to hints suggested by interviewer which is incorrect. I really don't understand the process anymore. Recruiter did say that she can interview again soon. I guess they liked her code but it was not upto the bar in terms of clean? Any MSFT employees here to comment on this?
    Nov 14 1
    • Can you share what they asked her ?
      Nov 16
  • Microsoft h.a.l.l.
    Did not clear bar for dev, although could also be code for ageism. I'd ask if they will consider for PM given the feedback. These days PM has more growth at Microsoft than dev.
    Nov 13 1
    • T-Mobile boombaa
      OP
      What do you mean by “code for ageism”? Yeah they asked me if I wanted to interview for PM roles..
      Nov 14
  • Intel fghyr
    So all 4 leetcode algo questions ? Did they have any system design round ?
    Nov 13 1
    • T-Mobile boombaa
      OP
      Yes 1 system design round..
      Nov 13
  • New QTdN03
    How do these events work? Do they do whiteboard algorithms with everybody?
    Nov 13 1
    • Databricks / Data
      data4u

      Databricks Data

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      data4umore
      Basically
      Nov 13
  • Microsoft / HR
    Charlie.K

    Microsoft HR

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    Charlie.Kmore
    Sounds like you didn’t meet the bar for SDE role. And let’s say you did, the team most likely only had a number of spots available which means they are going to offer to the top talent.
    Based on what your recruiter told you, the interviewers still see potential, just a different role.
    Nov 13 0

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