Microsoft interview process

Amazon yumcleanal
Feb 12, 2018 32 Comments

Did a 5 round interview for senior sde @ msft, have not heard for 3 days, a lot of online posts say people receive offer the same day, how long before you hear ?

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  • Amazon yumcleanal
    OP
    Got the email today, passed over for a better candidate
    Feb 13, 2018 5
    • Microsoft WonderWhy
      Not sure if I should say "Sorry to hear that" or "Congratulations"
      Feb 13, 2018
    • Microsoft WonderWhy
      Anyway you can just apply to another job ....
      Feb 13, 2018
    • Amazon yumcleanal
      OP
      Haha thanks , yeh I think I need to shore up my prep a bit
      Feb 13, 2018
    • Hard Luck!
      Feb 13, 2018
    • Amazon uuy4fx
      Weird that Microsoft would pass over a qualified candidate. Most other tech firms will take you and place you so long as there is an open position in some team somewhere.

      Picking the best from a loop may leave several good candidates behind if you got lucky and had a couple of rockstars come in. Meanwhile some other team is hiring driftwood because they got unlucky with the batch in their loop?
      Feb 14, 2018
  • Microsoft / Eng ucugn
    Yes answers are pretty quick, but it can take time also, if they're looking at other candidates. I interviewed and finished in the afternoon, offer was next morning. You can ping your recruiter for any update, they're way busier than you, I promise. We really try to give feedback ASAP since it's fresh on Our minds and we don't like to keep people hanging.
    Feb 12, 2018 1
    • Amazon yumcleanal
      OP
      Thanks will reach out to my recruiter
      Feb 12, 2018
  • Bloomberg jdsF61
    Interviewed in the morning, received rejection letter in the afternoon:(
    Feb 12, 2018 1
    • That was damn quick!
      Feb 12, 2018
  • L3 Technologies emqN07
    Relax wait at least 10 days then follow up. They are not interviewing only you
    Feb 12, 2018 0
  • Autodesk / Eng
    Lostbroken

    Autodesk Eng

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    Amazon
    Lostbrokenmore
    Why are u leaving amazon ?
    Feb 13, 2018 3
    • Microsoft TOVk00
      Do share :-)
      Feb 13, 2018
    • Amazon yumcleanal
      OP
      More time with family , shorter commutes, etc
      Feb 13, 2018
    • Microsoft TOVk00
      Oh no, you definitely can't have a life after work, not for l33t Amazon coding culture. Grin. But hey welcome to Microsoft. I hope you land a good manager and team.
      Feb 13, 2018
  • Microsoft lltof
    5 means the loop went well. They might be interviewing others or taking time to prepare an offer. The recruiter might be oof. The recruiter might be slow. Lots of possible reasons.
    Feb 12, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Other Excalibur1
    What was the title of your last interviewer?
    Feb 12, 2018 3
    • Amazon yumcleanal
      OP
      Principal software engineering manager
      Feb 12, 2018
    • You’re almost there!
      Feb 12, 2018
    • Amazon yumcleanal
      OP
      Hope is a good thing , maybe the best of things :)
      Feb 12, 2018
  • Amazon yumcleanal
    OP
    Not a GM , dicey how ?
    Feb 12, 2018 1
    • Depends on the group manager for position you’re interviewing. Generally, they’d like the candidate to be interviewed by some GM in the org. If you met GM, only reason for not getting offer is position rescinded or internal hire available.
      Feb 12, 2018
  • Was the last round by a group manager? If so, then you can be hopeful. Otherwise it’s dicey
    Feb 12, 2018 1
    • L3 Technologies emqN07
      Does apple do that too?
      Feb 12, 2018
  • Cisco Dangerr
    What’d they ask
    Jul 2, 2018 0
  • Microsoft WonderWhy
    Curious, what lvl were you @ AMZN
    Feb 13, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Project
    pozlq0

    Microsoft Project

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    500 Startups
    pozlq0more
    It may point out that the interview outcome wasn’t a straight yes and hence are waiting to interview other candidates before Deciding. That being said in my experience MS has given a yes or a no always quite quickly
    Feb 12, 2018 0
  • Amazon yumcleanal
    OP
    Senior SDE - I thought 63/64 levelling was decided post interview
    Feb 12, 2018 0
  • Cisco XChH08
    What level?
    Feb 12, 2018 0
  • Amazon yumcleanal
    OP
    Cool
    Feb 12, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Eng
    TkLS41

    Microsoft Eng

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    Amazon
    TkLS41more
    A week.
    Feb 12, 2018 0