Microsoft interview decision

Amazon / DesignPopcorn 🍿
Jul 27, 2018 26 Comments

I interviewed at Microsoft about 5 weeks ago. I haven’t heard a decision back yet. I emailed the recruiter 2 weeks ago who indicated she was still waiting on feedback.

Is this normal? Expectations for next steps weren’t super clear.

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  • Cisco HDSz85
    This isn't normal. Send her another email. She must have heard the feedback but the odds of positive result is low since she hasn't contacted you. Good luck.
    Jul 27, 20182
    • Amazon / DesignPopcorn 🍿
      OP
      I would think if the feedback was negative, I’d hear back pretty quickly with a “no”, right?
      Jul 28, 2018
    • Cisco HDSz85
      Recruiters get no rewards and no penalty for not informing you so I have seen some recruiters take the easy route of not informing consider their other priorities until you follow up multiple times. I don't mean that you are rejected. They might also be considering other candidate who they think is better than you. If you have been made to wait for so long, you definitely are not the first choice and so chances of selection are less. Even if they select you in the worst case, your offer might be low balled so much that you will not be happy with it. I would keep looking for other opportunities.
      Jul 28, 2018
  • Microsoft RsYw13
    Just know that if they decide to hire you, the recruiter will chase you down to make an offer. Otherwise, no news means hope is alive. It's also possible they made an offer to a different candidate and waiting for them to accept/reject.
    Jul 28, 20180
  • Microsoft Ogood
    FYI: It is the slowest time of year at Microsoft. End of fiscal year (decisions are slow until budget is finalized, teams/orgs shift) and summer (people take 2-3+ week vacations). Get in touch with recruiter, but if they say they haven't heard anything they're probably right.
    Jul 27, 20180
  • Netskope EnUf65
    Yoe ? What level u interviewed and team ?
    Jul 27, 20180
  • Capital One hops13
    I don’t understand why it takes so long for them to get a decision ; either take the person or just say no . Ghosting is pretty unprofessional imo
    Jul 28, 20180
  • Microsoft WoCE36
    I got verbal offer the next day after my onsite. After I arrived at my home city airport, I got recruiters email for offer
    Jul 28, 20180
  • Amazon / DesignPopcorn 🍿
    OP
    After finally getting the recruiter on the phone, it seemed like she’d forgotten who I was. She noted that they weren’t going to progress with me, and said she didn’t get feedback from the team re: the interview. Really poor experience @Microsoft.
    Aug 6, 20184
    • Cisco HDSz85
      Just curious, why leave Amazon for Microsoft?
      Aug 6, 2018
    • Amazon / DesignPopcorn 🍿
      OP
      Better opportunity 🤷‍♂️
      Aug 6, 2018
    • Cisco HDSz85
      Seriously? I thought all opportunities at Amazon are better and we'll paid than opportunities at MSFT
      Aug 6, 2018
    • Amazon / DesignPopcorn 🍿
      OP
      It’s possible in some cases.
      Aug 6, 2018
  • Capital One hops13
    Still waiting as well
    Jul 31, 20183
    • Cisco HDSz85
      How is Capital one to work as a Software Engineer or analyst?
      Jul 31, 2018
    • Capital One hops13
      No comment
      Aug 1, 2018
    • Cisco HDSz85
      Why? You work there and must have an opinion at least for your team/group
      Aug 1, 2018
  • Cisco / EngGtzmb
    Did you get an update op?
    Jul 31, 20182
    • Amazon / DesignPopcorn 🍿
      OP
      Nope.
      Jul 31, 2018
    • Cisco / EngGtzmb
      Even i am waiting
      Jul 31, 2018
  • Microsoft / EngWMHS45
    I got mine within a week.
    Jul 28, 20182
    • Cisco / EngGtzmb
      Did you interview recently?
      Jul 28, 2018
    • Microsoft / EngWMHS45
      January this yr
      Jul 29, 2018
  • Capital One hops13
    That is quite ridiculous; most candidates will have taken something else by that point in time
    Jul 28, 20180
  • Microsoft DOyu71
    My original offer was close to 2 months. Then when they did call, they wanted me to make a decision on the spot and be there the following business day. The delay could be due to any of a number of factors. In my case the original job had been filled internally and they found a different spot where they were willing to take the feedback.
    Jul 28, 20180
  • Capital One hops13
    I am in the same boat; no follow up from recruiter or anyone and it’s been 3 weeks
    Jul 28, 20180

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