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Program Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

Interview

Onsite interview. One algorithm question. One production design question. One soft skills question. There were four interview blocks. They lied and said that getting three of four was random. It was not.

Interview Questions

  • Design a lightbulb. The trick is to ask questions about the lightbulb.   1 Answer

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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Interview

    It was a university interview where they came to the school to interview us. My interviewer was a Software Engineer and told me upfront he did not know much about Program Management.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about your past positions   1 Answer

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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Microsoft in March 2020.

    Interview

    Had a first round interview at my university, resume walk through and coding/design questions. A few months later had my on site final round. Final round was 4 interviews back to back, an hour+ each. Mix of behavioral and technical questions based on my resume (e.g. system architecture, cloud computing, security questions). A few weeks after my recruiter told me I go the offer.

    Interview Questions

    • What was a technical project you worked on that you and how was it impactful/what did you do on it?   3 Answers
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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redmond, WA (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Microsoft (Redmond, WA (US)) in February 2020.

    Interview

    I had multiple interviews at the Redmond HQ with Program Managers and Engineering Manager. The interview process was chaotic and was not streamlined. The interview was also more difficult than expected.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your favorite product and why? How would you improve it? How would you monetize it?   3 Answers

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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Microsoft (Reston, VA (US)).

    Interview

    Very well organized, and smooth. The whole process was very well planned and everything went very smoothly. There was little downtime in the four hours of interviews, interviewing with program managers, hiring managers, and technical employees.

    Interview Questions


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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bellevue, WA (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Microsoft (Bellevue, WA (US)) in January 2020.

    Interview

    I applied through university and received an invite to interview on campus. Then around one weeks later I heard that I was waitlisted for interview spots, but eventually (maybe two more weeks later) they offered to fly me out to a final interview in Washington.
    1. The Campus Interview
    The campus interview was fairly straight forward. They asked me a something that tested data structures. I didn't actually catch on the the interviewer wanted me to use a hash table for a bit but he was really patient with me and encouraging. He then asked me how I felt about the Tesla touchscreen displays in the cars and asked me to why touchscreen or traditional knobs might be better or worse.

    2. The Final Round
    The final round consisted of four interviews each around 45 minutes. There were no coding questions unless you were coming from a non-computing major (I chatted with a bunch of the other interviewees and that's the conclusion we'd come to since the only two non-computing were the only two who got technical questions).
    My first round asked me about any projects I've worked on. I mentioned one from a previous job and he grilled me on my design choices in the project (though it was a basic intern project with the design choices already made for me so he asked me how I would have designed it). He then asked me some general questions about if I were given a product and a team what would I do. He narrowed the question down as I asked clarifying questions.
    My second round interviewer began by pointing out the same project on my resume from my previous job and asked about the design choices again.
    My third round began by saying she spoke to my previous interviewer and wanted to hear about my project from my previous job (tbh at this point I really wish I could have talked about something else). Luckily, this interviewer decided to go off the original problem my project was solving and asked for a larger scope how would I solve the problems.
    My fourth round was the most fun. He asked about an app I use a lot. I mentioned Spotify. He had me try to improve the product coming up with three new features. He then asked for a big new change for Spotify.

    Interview Questions

    • Which is better touchscreen or traditional dials and knobs for a car dash screen?   2 Answers

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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redmond, WA (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Microsoft (Redmond, WA (US)) in January 2020.

    Interview

    Found the job opportunity and asked for a referral from one MSFT friend. One HR phone interview for basic questions and then one onsite interview with the hiring team. The onsite one was with 5 interviewers includes hire manager, team peers and the their director.

    Interview Questions

    • How to improve a current product that you're working on?   1 Answer

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    Program Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Microsoft (Redmond, WA (US)) in December 2019.

    Interview

    Really smooth process, I met with multiple program managers on the team and they each asked me how I would design different things. The interesting thing is they did not ask me to design software but rather different things in day to day life. Refrigerator, Microwave oven, tape dispenser.

    Interview Questions

    • Design a Microwave oven that could be used by everyone in the house   3 Answers
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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Microsoft in December 2019.

    Interview

    Phone screen, 30 minute call going over behavioral and technical questions. Started with walking through resume, moved to more technical questions including favorite microsoft products and how to design products. Emphasis placed on technical experience in the past.

    Interview Questions

    • Design a cell phone for children   2 Answers

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    Program Manager Interview

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

    Application

    The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Microsoft (New York, NY (US)).

    Interview

    Phone interview was great. Made it to an in person interview and was excited. In person (all day interview) was cancelled the afternoon before with no reason given. Was told they will reschedule and never heard back. Not the professionalism I am looking for in a new career and I suppose I shouldn't be surprised that a company this size is so unorganized with the hiring process.

    Interview Questions

    • We would love you to come in for an interview! Can you be available from 10am to 4pm?   2 Answers

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