I was encouraged by the hiring manager for the position to apply for it. I know the hiring manager pretty well and he is interested in bringing me on-board. How does the hiring process in Microsoft work? Does hiring manager have an influence in hiring? Is there a bar-raiser or HC that makes the final determination?
- Amazon / Eng smsn snsIt's 4As. Four interviews, hm typically being last one. You need accept in all.
- HM can decide to ignore feedback if they are AA as well or the AA is a hire. It's quite a bit more tricky (though possible) if the AA is a no hire. Some groups dont allow that and some dont allow the hm to be the AA. And again, it's entirely group dependent. I've been on interviews internally where I've been sunk by one no hire.
- Is there a hiring committee(like Google) or bar raiser (like amazon) who also interviews?
- Actually kind of. There is no committee, but there is a special interviewer, usually at the end, who's job it is to determine fit for microsoft, help set level etc. In some groups that person cannot be the HM (in some it can of that person is also a certified AA interviewer). When I was in windows our org had relatively few AA interviewers so I got to do a lot of interviews for different groups.
- ASAP is almost always someone a little higher up (dev manager instead of lead, for example, or possibly a director), and he has final say, but he’s from the same org and management will likely be in your management chain.
That person is not the standard “bar raiser” or hiring committee like others have.
- ^its someone who is qualified as an AA interviewer. Could be a director could be a principal IC (like me). They dont have final say but they are there to determine fit cor Microsoft, and to help with level. They are not always from the same org or management chain although for some orgs that is the case. The HM always has final say but if the AA says no they have to be able to justify why the person is a fit for the group but not for Microsoft. Sometimes the hm will try to convince the AA. That's happened to me a handful of times.