Microsoft messing with me?

Capital One / Eng
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Capital One
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Oct 22, 2017 24 Comments

Hello,

I interviewed with Microsoft and passed the on campus interview. Got an email from a recruiter who said I was "high in the stack" for next round (no pun intended). However, a few of my friends also got that, and many got rejected as well.

Nearly all my friends who passed the first round have gone on site to interview with Microsoft except me. This has been going on for over a month, and I feel pretty crappy because I feel like they're pushing me to the side. Is this normal for Microsoft recruiting? Every time I email the recruiter, they say I am "still in consideration."

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TOP 24 Comments
  • Microsoft Neqc32
    Normal. MS recruiting is absolutely horrible. I know people who are told they are hired, then it still takes over a month to get an offer letter.
    Oct 22, 2017 2
    • Microsoft yMcg47
      Lots of paperwork... big company problems
      Oct 22, 2017
    • Microsoft / Eng
      OCAmIEvil

      Microsoft Eng

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      Sinful birth under the cross
      OCAmIEvilmore
      Oh bullshit. As soon as some VP starts caring about it, things will get fixed.

      Microsoft is just a very top-down big company.
      Oct 22, 2017
  • General Mills
    SQLwhaaaa

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    Gerson Lehrman
    SQLwhaaaamore
    Maybe the people you are supposed to interview with are stuck on an intense project. Or out on vacation. That’s what happened to me when I interviewed with my current company. Took weeks.
    Oct 22, 2017 1
    • Microsoft / Eng
      πŸ’©βœ…

      Microsoft Eng

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      My side chick calls me πŸ’©πŸ’°
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      Do you get free honey bunches of oats at your job?
      Oct 25, 2017
  • Intel gpdshdcrd
    Sounds like they have a bug 🐜 in their process.
    Oct 22, 2017 1
    • Snapchat EvilEvan
      Haaaahaaaahaaaaa that was funny and original like 10 years ago!
      Oct 23, 2017
  • Microsoft aiTv80
    The speed at which hr works seems directly correlated to the seniority of people who want it done. Ive seen hr take months then in other cases turn things around in 4 days
    Oct 23, 2017 0
  • Microsoft D@rK@r
    It means that manager wants to hire you, but you screw up and you are not qualified for the position. So manager gave you chance to interview with other teams. Otherwise, you would be banned for 1 year from interview.
    Oct 22, 2017 3
    • Microsoft kYwr74
      Uh, what? Not at all true.
      Oct 23, 2017
    • Microsoft D@rK@r
      Yes it is, mix feed back allow candidates to continue interview. But, bad feed back from entire interview means that candidates cannot continue interview with other team for 1 year.
      Oct 24, 2017
    • Microsoft timianlo
      No. That's not true. I've interviewed many people and there is no 1 year ban for mixed results.
      Nov 10, 2017
  • Microsoft 3rdbase
    Slightly different for me, I have interviewed for multiple roles coming off an 18 month v-dash contract, get all the way through and wait literally weeks & months for a response; me white guy in early 40’s w/10+ yrs of direct MS experience as vendor & 5 yrs as FTE, MBA, always feel like I am being jerked around as a qualified candidate to sweeten the pool whilst the role has already been promised to another candidate and I had no shot from the start, beyond maddening and I really want to be at MS for long term....oh well, giving up at this point, horrible experience overall....going to explore concur, amzn & others
    Oct 23, 2017 0
  • Microsoft RyverPhnx
    Or they found someone better...
    Oct 23, 2017 0
  • Microsoft pnw31
    MS recruiting is indeed horrible. The recruiters don't have good articulation and think like they are hiring for a mission critical thing like a space project. They don't respond back to phones and emails and don't understand the pain they are causing with the delay. Whoever is running the recruiting is definitely not doing a decent job.
    Oct 23, 2017 0
  • Capital One / Eng
    Redemptio

    Capital One Eng

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    Capital One
    Redemptiomore
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    Ugh I hate University recruiting.
    Oct 23, 2017 2
    • Microsoft LYpt83
      It took this long for me. I think my first call was like June or July then onsite in November and offer in end of November.
      Oct 23, 2017
    • Microsoft hoover
      I had an on campus interview on the East Coast in late September / early October, they said nothing till December (I'd sent a thank you note and no response), then I emailed in Jan and they said "yes please come in for an onsite". They eventually scheduled my onsite in March
      Oct 23, 2017
  • Microsoft nudella
    Same situation for me last year. I passed on campus interview mid-Oct, HRs kept telling me I was not forgotten. Only got onsite interview invitation until late Dec, and passed onsite interview late Jan. Good luck to you! P.S. msft sucks, go other places if you can!
    Nov 1, 2017 0
  • Microsoft Joshing
    HR is outsourced. Takes for ever and they don't care .. as they are Outsourced.
    Oct 24, 2017 0
  • Microsoft DEEX62
    After I interviewed it took 2 months to hear back on the decision. Turns out they were trying to get approvals to hire two people in my position (including myself). I'd stay in touch with the hiring manager/ recruiter.
    Oct 23, 2017 0
  • Microsoft little136
    There's training going on this week. The manager may just not be available this week. Lots of planning going on right now.
    Oct 23, 2017 0
  • Microsoft holaaa
    Which team?
    Oct 23, 2017 0
  • Microsoft RfUV02
    I am not surprised. MS Recruiting is terrible.... Big company bureaucracy
    Oct 23, 2017 0