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Microsoft Bellevue, WA (US) Reviews

  • "good company culture, if you get the right boss"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Bellevue, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Bellevue, WA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    lots of benefits and pay, job security

    Cons

    not a lot of choice in how your project decision are made because there's several layers of VPs and CVPs and engineering managers and product managers above you

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Microsoft Bellevue, WA (US) Salaries

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Microsoft Bellevue, WA (US) Interviews

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bellevue, WA (US)
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Microsoft (Bellevue, WA (US)) in June 2021.

    Interview

    Initial Teams video pre-screen "whiteboarding" a theoretical design followed by a 6-hour interview circuit with 4 1-hour interview sessions taking place on a single day. Each interviewer decides whether you're writing code or whiteboarding the solution (sometimes they give you the flexibility to pick which). Two were clear with requirements and I thought very helpful with their hints, while the other two did not present in a clear way. As always, if I had seen the particular leetcode questions ahead of the interview I'd have done much better (partially because I wouldn't need to rely on the interviewers to clarify reqs, etc.). They were all what I would classify as "leetcode medium" questions.

    I feel that doing these interviews with MSFT and AMZN and others is a decent way to prepare as I haven't really seen technical interviews that were harder than those from MSFT and AMZN, however you really have to grind for several months (after work) or a few weeks (not holding down a full time job) at least to clear enough of these potential leetcode problems to where you will have seen (ideally) all of them already when you get into the interview. That's always been my gripe with these intervews- anyone who passes them has probably completed the same basic problem on HackerRank and it's not "really" a test of coding ability so much as it's a test of memory.

    Interview Questions

    • Each interviewer is supposed to cover one or two of Microsoft's core values- they ask a question to give you the opportunity to describe something about your work history that demonstrates the core value/core values. In practice only around half asked these kinds of non-technical questions.   1 Answer
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