How to get a job at

Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation is a technology company. The company develops, licenses, and supports a range of software products, services and devices.

What

Microsoft

Looks For

Microsoft looks for people interested in solving societal problems through the advancement of AI. They look for creatives with a passion for technology, a strong desire to learn, intelligence, a willingness to work hard, rock-solid skills, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a desire to be the best.

History of

Microsoft

In Microsoft’s fiscal 2019, overall sales soared 14% year-over-year, to $125.8 billion. Last fall, the software titan won a coveted cloud-computing contract with the Pentagon worth up to $10 billion, a deal that would help solidify Microsoft’s reputation as a leading cloud vendor. Minimally integrated companies: LinkedIn, GitHub, Compulsion, Playground Games, Ninja Theory, InXile, Obsidian Entertainment, and Undead Labs.

Quick Facts

Entry-level careers:
Engineering
Sales / Account Management
Customer Support / Success
Operations
Data / Analytics
Business Development / Corporate Development
Finance
Corporate Strategy & Partnerships
Supply Chain / Logistics
IT/IS
Legal / Public Policy
Human Resources / People / Talent
Marketing
industries
Tech
office locations
Greater New York
Greater Atlanta
Greater Los Angeles
Greater Miami
Greater Nashville
Greater Philadelphia
Greater San Diego
Greater San Francisco
Greater Pittsburgh
2019 Revenue:
$125.843B

Microsoft

Internship Programs

Microsoft Internship Program

Microsoft offers summer internships to current students in Bachelor’s, Master’s, MBA, PhD programs. During the program, interns work on teams and utilize their skills and insights to complete innovative projects. Additionally, interns also undergo training and development in order to learn and grow. Interns are integrated into Microsoft’s unique company culture; they have the opportunity to attend executive events and network with senior leaders.

Internship Info

Number of interns (2019):
Preferred education level:
Junior, Senior
Perks:
  • Competitive pay 
  • Relocation benefits 
  • Reimbursement for wellness-related expenses up to $800
  • Employee discounts 
  • Work-life balance

Microsoft

Interview Process

The process typically takes around 2 months and typically consists of multiple rounds of interviews

1.  Phone Interview

Questions are typically behavioral; the interviewer will ask questions about your resume and past experiences

2. In-Person Interviews

There are usually four rounds of interviews that last around 45 minutes each. You will have to answer a mix of behavioral and technical questions and should be prepared to discuss your problem solving techniques.

How to Prepare

Use your network

Reach out to your alumni network or employees via LinkedIn and see if they can offer you insight into Microsoft and the interview process.

Do your research

Conduct research on Microsoft so that you can tell an interviewer exactly how your vision, ideal work environment, interests, and goals align with theirs. Have a list of questions ready to show your passion.

Practice makes perfect

The positions are very competitive to get, so doing your research and preparing for behavioral-type questions is imperative.

Common Interview Questions at

Microsoft

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  • Tell me about a time when you had more on your plate than you could possibly finish on time. How did you deal with it?
  • How would you mediate a disruption in a team meeting when a team member is asking you for assistance but you're already fully tasked with work?  
  • Why Microsoft?
  • What is your favorite Microsoft product? How would you improve it?
  • How do you stay updated with the current technology changes?