My terrible phone screen experience with Microsoft
A recruiter from Microsoft reached out for a position in Azure team. Wanted to setup a technical phone screen right away. Got an interview setup for next day. Intervirewer logged in. No Hi, no tell me about your experience or not even an introduction to himself. Jumped right into the coding question. Just one liner. Find duplicates in a list. That's it. I asked clarification questions like what's in the list, when u say list, is it an array or linked list etc. He was like "Anything" with an annoyed voice. That was it. That was his answer to my questions. I was like "OK" . Then I asked him whether I can solve it for an array with ints and talked about how the solution will change if it's strings and how it would be for a linked list etc. He asked me to write the code. I did it fairly quickly. Once I have the working code and all my tests pass, I waited for his response. Nothing. Total silence. I thought he probably fell asleep and felt bad about not keeping him entertained. Then I said "Hello, you still there?" He then "oh, do you have any questions for Microsoft?" I asked usual questions just for the sake of it. But. I knew what the feedback would be. And sure enough, next morning, got the standard do not reply rejection letter. It was a total waste of my time. And total disappointment. Why would you waste people's time like that?