Google Intern Interview Questions

Updated Mar 29, 2015
Updated Mar 29, 2015
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Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied online – interviewed at Google.

Interview Details

I Applied online through their website. heard back from them in 1 week (or 2), which was quite surprising. the guy who schedules my interviews was very nice and answered all my questions regarding the interviews. I had 3 phone interviews each with a different Googler. the first two were really good and the interviewers helped me to get the correct answers and were quite nice and patient. the third one was not so good though as I had difficulty understanding the guy (he had a very strong accent).

Interview Questions
  • no can do. The questions were quite straightforward though, just need to know how to code in C++ and have a bit of experience in solving routine questions (like string proccesing).   Answer Question
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied online by submitting resume. Straightforward process involving two phone screens. Afterwards there was an intern-host matching process. Overall the process took about three months including the host matching process.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Google.

    Interview Details

    The Interview Process was grueling. What I was initially told was that I would perform two interviews: One technical over the phone, and then if they liked me I would fly out to California for a final interview at the Google Campus. This process however was dragged out to a total of 4 technical interviews that left me exhausted and completely disinterested in the company.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    The process was more than outlined and was not something I would recommend

    Declined Offer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Google in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    This is for product manager intern. Two 45-minute phone call interviews with two different product managers, back to back. I applied on the website and got an invite to interview in my email a few weeks later. The process of scheduling the interview was quick and painless with quick responses.

    Interview Questions
    • They asked the usual PM questions. Be ready to talk about a product you like and about google's services. I was asked how I would modify Google Maps in Japan to appeal more to teenagers there. Be ready to do market sizing and strategy questions. The second interview was mostly behavioral questions and talking through your resume.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at Google in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied on the last day possible. Heard back mid-March, had two Google hangout interviews. Recruiters were very friendly and professional.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Process took 3 months, I had about 4 rounds of interviews

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Google in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Submitted my resume with an internal reference, then two general technical interviews, and then three placement interviews. All interviews are on the phone.

    Interview Questions
    • A question regarding how to make neural networks scalable with larger datasets   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    It is quite direct.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 6 people found this helpful  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Google in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    This is my third time applying to Google. I talked with them at the career fair and submitted my resume online. (I also had a Google employee submit my resume as well) I got an email the next day asking to schedule two 45-minute technical interviews over the phone. Both involved coding through Google Docs. The first one was okay and covered standard CS algorithms and data structures questions. The second interviewer forgot to call me, but we rescheduled for the following week. His interview consisted of a scenario pulled from a specific skill listed on my resume, and he watched as I described the design, implementation, and testing of that concept.

    I received an email within about a week notifying me that I had passed the interview process and was moving on to the host-matching process. Google sticks you in this large pool of candidates from which potential hosts search for you based on a preference form that you fill out. They can also see your interview Google Docs. After about three weeks, I was notified that two teams were interested in interviewing me. I had both phone calls, and really liked one of them but the other one not so much. Regardless, my interviewer told me that both teams didn't see me as a good fit for the team. I was thrown back in the pool.

    About one week later I got another email from my recruiter saying that someone was interested in me working on his team. I had a phone call with him and was notified within a few days that I got the job.

    As I expected, the process is extremely long, but if you're patient, it could work out.

    Interview Questions
    • Unfortunately I cannot detail the specifics because I signed an NDA, but I will say that the questions were not terribly difficult provided that you are familiar with the standard interview questions for CS interviews and that you know all the skills you list on your resume. They definitely tailor the interview to what you list on your resume, so don't lie about that.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Google pays really well for interns. Negotiation would make me look like an idiot.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at Google in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Two Google+ Hangout technical interviews and most of the questions are fairly easy. Failed to answer one of them but the others went quite smoothly. You can just give a simple answer at the beginning and optimize it step by step after that. Nice interviewers. Results come out the next day(which is surprisingly fast).

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Google in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Contact with recruiter, 2 technical interviews, 3 host matching interviews

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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