My answer to why I want to work at Microsoft, as well as my questions for the interviewer.read more
Microsoft is in the perfect position to unify the computing experience across all platforms (mobile, desktop, gaming, etc). I think that this is a critical point in that transition, and I’d like to be a part of it. I’ve also experienced what it’s like to work at a small software company, and a large networking company, but not a large software company.
The chance to work with people who have a lot more experience with me, and experience in areas of development that I haven’t been exposed to at all.
Questions for interviewer:
Would you describe the majority of the work that interns/full-times do as collaborative or individual? I experienced a lot of individual work at Cisco which was a drawback.
How open is the company internally? When things aren’t going well, when share in a certain market segment is slipping, is leadership open about that?
Possibly: Would you say that within Microsoft, there exists groups of individuals working independently almost as a startup within Microsoft in order to make a completely new product?