I've had lots of folks pinging me online asking about the MS interview...as I stated before I had a computer free weekend and thus have not responded, plus I don't want to tell the same story a gazillion times so I'll post it here. Of course I cannot get into any details about the interview itself, but overall MS accomplished what they are supposed to during the interview process: They tripped me up quite a bit and made me leave not having even the closest semblance to the slightest clue if the interview went well or not. Of course I'd like to say it went well, however I missed a couple of easy questions (it's easy to blank out on stuff when you're staring down a panel of people 10x smarter than you are) and the HR portion was rough and tumble.
Oh, and I was 30 minutes late to the first interview which I'm sure went over real well.
How the hell did that happen? Easy, Dallas is huge and I got lost. I was even smart enough to stake out (what I thought was) the MS branch the night before, however it was the wrong office park located about 20 minutes away from the real location...imagine my surprise the next morning. Quite embarrassing to say the least. I did of course call about 5 minutes before my scheduled screen to let them know I was on the wrong side of Dallas, but it still looks bad.
Regardless, I should have some feedback this week, and you guys will be the 2nd group in the know. Fingers are crossed.
Mon, Oct 16 2006 3:01 AM