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Microsoft Hardware Engineer Interview Questions

Updated 6 Dec, 2014
Updated 6 Dec, 2014
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Hardware Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
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I applied through college or university – interviewed at Microsoft.

Interview Details

Got an on-campus interview. Questions were general and did an walk-through of my resume. But was not able to match me to a group for further consideration of interview. The interview was ok though.

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No Offer
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    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    I talked to them during career fair and about 1 month later they gave me a campus interview. The interview was 30 minutes and the recruiter I was talking to is friendly.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Microsoft in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Microsoft comes to my campus, and I was invited to a campus interview because I submitted my resume a few weeks ago. Met one on one, the interviewer is an Indian hardware verification engineer in Microsoft. Questions are mostly related to the Operating System. He asked me to describe how scheduler in the real world works, and in low level, how interrupt works. I guess my description about the interrupt was not quite accurate, and I was not prepared to answer this type of questions. He also asked about what's the most impressive project I have done and why.

    Interview Questions
    • Assume I do not know anything about interrupt, explain to me what interrupt is and how it works.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Hardware Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Microsoft in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied through online, was contacted 1 month later to set up phone interview. Had phone interview, plenty of technical topics including Classes, Linked-lists, diodes, Verilog, logic gates. Asked about a time I built a circuit with a group. Was contacted about a month later with generic rejection email

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    • Explain methods of virtual inheritance as best as you can   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The process is very simple. By the way, this interview is in school. It should take around 30 minutes, but for me it took only around 20 minutes. It is very straight forward. Three questions are waiting for you. From the point view of today, the questions are quite simple. All about transistors and gates.

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    Hardware Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Microsoft in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    It is a phone interview. The interviewer was not a technical engineer but a HR. He asked some general questions. He was focusing on my resume and raised some questions on it. The HR seems have no great interest on my resume. He ends the interview in 20 mins. Lots of classmates also have this interview chances and most of them failed.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed on campus

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Microsoft in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Got an on-campus interview by submitting resume through campus job fair. Interview last for 30mins. Questions including: RC circuits, high-pass low-pass, ideal opamp gain. build latch with NAND gates.

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    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Travel was paid for and very easy to schedule. Interview consisted of 3-4 one on one interviews with people from different teams within the division. Asked mainly technical questions, testing questions and software questions. I don't remember being asked any behavioral questions.

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    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redmond, WA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redmond, WA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview Details

    It takes a long time for recruiters to get back to interviewers. I took 5 weeks before they told me they hired someone else.

    Also, be ready to talk pretty much all day and not really get to eat lunch. I was pretty exhausted by the time 6PM rolled around, and I'd started at 10AM. Also, be very prepared to answer questions about your school projects.

    Interview Questions
    • A single-elimination tennis tournament has n teams. How many games will be played before there is a winner?   View Answers (3)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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