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Microsoft Account Manager Interview Questions

Updated 5 Oct, 2017
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Account Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
No Offer
Negative Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Microsoft (New York, NY (US)) in April-2016.

Interview

Initial phone interview followed up by final round in NY office. Consisted of 4 interviews back to back.
I was told I would hear back the next week and was instead left in the dark for 2 weeks with the recruiter ignoring my emails/calls. Finally received a generic email saying I did not receive the job with zero explanation as to why or why I was being ignored all week. Extreme lack of professionalism.

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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at Microsoft (New York, NY (US)) in February-2016.

    Interview

    I got a call and arange a meeting at their offices early in the morning. The interviewer was very polite and made me feel more than confortable during the whole process

    Interview Questions

    • Why I would like to leave my previous job   1 Answer

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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview

    It took a total of 1 month between first call and hiring date. They are very quick and buttoned up. Starts with recruiter call, then hiring manager call and then called in for in-person interviews. It is a full-day experience where all of the other candidates are there are as well. It is a little scary/competitive.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiation, but very generous offer


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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview

    The screening process was seamless. I had a few different calls to talk about my experience and the HR team in Washington then planned for me to come into the Cambridge office.

    On the day of the interview I was placed into a room sandwiched between other candidates. I assume we were placed this way for the ease of the interviewers to bounce from room to room, but the day was a little chaotic not knowing who would be in next (you receive an itinerary beforehand - but be prepared to speak to more people than you anticipate with the provided schedule). Be prepared to speak to your experience - like, from beginning to end. "Tell me about your work history and experience."

    The HR team is very quick to respond and provides an update even if you did not get an offer. I followed up for any constructive criticism to take away from the experience and it seems that they were looking for someone with more sales experience than account management.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us how you overcame a difficult obstacle/how was it handled?
      Tell us about your work experience.
      Why Microsoft?   Answer Question

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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Microsoft (Boston, MA (US)).

    Interview

    Multiple 30 minute interview with various managers including short list for mock customer call. There were multiple candidates in offices next to each other. Most time slots were not on schedule and very unorganized.

    Interview Questions


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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Microsoft (Redmond, WA (US)).

    Interview

    Initial screening interview with HR rep was done via phone. After successful completion of that interview, the in-person Interviews were scheduled. They were completed in one day, and consisted of being interviewed separately by 5 other managers in succession. Those managers then shared their hire/no hire opinions with each other via email. After successfully completing that stage, I was then interviewed by the hiring manager later in the day.

    Interview Questions

    • There were no real unexpected questions. The interviews were professional, pertinent to the job and detailed. The best question was, "what part of your career are you most proud of, and why?"   Answer Question

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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Microsoft (New York, NY (US)).

    Interview

    Great experience, spoke to 4 different people who asked me various behavioral questions. lots of good questions and engagement, really smart people!

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Very pleasant...


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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Microsoft in September-2013.

    Interview

    From my initial contact from the lazy recruiter who read from a script I should have known there was a problem. The recruiter called me one time and then from there I was shuttled to a "recruiting coordinator" who managed the rest of the process. There was never a sense of excitement about my candidacy or the job. The only person who treated me with any dignity was someone who was in the "peer" interviewing role. Everyone from there up proceeded to be difficult to engage with and read. I found myself trying to fill in the silences during the interviews with small talk and that was a big mistake! They are looking for robots, not people!

    Interview Questions

    • There was no true "difficult" question, just a lot of uncomfortable silences. Don't try and connect on a personal level, it does NOT work!   Answer Question

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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Microsoft (Dallas, TX (US)) in December-2011.

    Interview

    Multiple interviews (4)

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    long - like negotiating a contract


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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Microsoft (Cincinnati, OH (US)) in October-2011.

    Interview

    I went through the process that was referred to as Finals Day. This involved a series of Six interviews in one day and each interview was based upon a role each interviewer played such as a customer interaction, sales, technical, a renewal approach, net new business, virtual teaming, etc.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you manage and operate in a virtual team environment where you don't have operational management of the team members but have ultimate management responsibility for the account?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    fairly limited for negotiation. MSFT is rather limited in their ability to negotiate due to levels and pay for the role you are hired into.


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