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Updated Sep 2, 2014
Updated Sep 2, 2014
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    Google Applications Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Google.

    Interview Details

    Two phone interviews, first was an interview screen with very basic info. Second was standard questions, nothing unexpected.

    On site interview was with 3 people. 1 was a fit interview with the manager, another was a technical interview, and the third was a think on your feet interview (non-technical).

    Interview Questions
    • Name a prank you would pull on x manager if you were hired.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  2.  

    Google People OPS 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 2 weeksinterviewed at Google in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    i was given 2 interviews over the phone. first I was given a phone screening - the woman was fine, and told me I would be interviewing for people ops (even though I had applied for finance). after i was called 30 minutes late by her, she informed me i would have 2 more phone interviews. the first one consisted of an asian woman who couldn't speak english well. extremely unfriendly, just asking questions about times i've messed up. she got off the phone quick because she said i had another interview right after her. i got an email 30 mins later saying she had to cancel because she was busy and would try for tomorrow. second interviewer was fine. all quewstions about times ive messed up and how ive fixed it. google not only made me leave work for these long interviews, they had little care about times.

    don't waste your time interviewing for the fall internship. they take 14/1000 applicants, and don't care about u unless your a 4.0 from an ivy.

    Interview Questions
    • what is a leader. time you've messed up. what did you do to fix it   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Strategy Lead for Google GTech Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Google in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Brief overview of the interviewer and their position and responsibilities which led into you talking about yourself. The interviewer opened up with question on our CV starting with your educational background and how this experience relates to the position you applied for. The interviewer followed up with questions on Master thesis topics and classes which led into your work experience. Q&A session was provided about 30 minutes into the interview for about 10 to 15 minutes after which the interviewer provide a case study to go over and asked a series of questions about the situation and ways to avoid the issues at hand and rectify the problems that arose.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Privacy and Security Program Manager, Google Applications Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Google in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by Google recruiter (not 3rd party recruiter) through LinkedIn for this position. I expressed interest and begin emails conversation with him. I provided my resume as requested and answered the questions he had.

    A few days later, he came back via email and said the Hiring Manager is curious about my experiences and asked for more question, which I promptly responded. A few hours later, the recruiter AGAIN emailed me the questions from the Hiring Manager. Keep in mind this is all via email, not even a phone interview. It's pretty hard to do this via email, but I did provided the answers, though it is a lengthy one. It has to because this is about Federal Security certification, it's not easy to explain.

    Afterwards... none. No more email from the recruiter. My attempts to contact him via email and LinkedIn (he contacted me via LinkedIn, remember?) went nowhere.

    I think it is not very professional for both the recruiter and the hiring manager to ignore me just like this, especially after I explained to them what will it take for Google to obtain Federal Security certification. If I am not qualified, I wouldn't mind a simple email notifying me of this.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Google People Services Operations Coordinator Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Google.

    Interview Details

    I was referred by an employee for the position. Did not have a phone screen, but went directly to a phone interview. It was about 40 minutes in length. The interviewer started by talking a little bit about herself and how the interview would go- she said she would two questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you improved a project or process   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Scientific Role At Google But A Third Party On-off-shore Recruiting Company Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Google.

    Interview Details

    I applied through an employee referral - Google assigned an on-off-shore company with Google email address to reach out me. I felt this recruiter was slippery and it turned out the recruiter deliberately gave false information over the phone.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
  8.  

    Google Engineering Practicum Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Google.

    Interview Details

    I received an email that I had been accepted for on-campus interviews at my school. I had two 45-minute interviews with engineers. Problems were fairly straight-forward and dealt with basic string manipulation and path-finding.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked to implement a procedure to evaluate the string representation of an arbitrary length expression that fit a supplied grammar.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Google+ Community Partnerships Program Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Google.

    Interview Details

    A friend of mine told me about a position opening up for the Google+ Community Partnerships Program. I applied through the friend and was contacted for an interview about a day later. Had one video interview and then was called for an in-office interview. the whole process only took about a week and a half.

    Interview Questions
    • what are the three biggest problems facing google today?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Portfolio Manager, Google Giving Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Google.

    Interview Details

    Despite internal referral and strong experience match the recruiter was typical (in a bad way) I am afraid. The assessment came from paper (resume) only and the interview was more an explication of lack of fit rather than including a single question about fit for the role or organization.

    No Offer
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Staff Engineer, Google X 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 7+ weeksinterviewed at Google in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    0) Applied via the reference of a longtime employee at Google. This was extremely useful because he could be a squeaky wheel to bother recruiting coordinators (of which there were exactly four!)
    1) Phone screen. Great conversation- we just talked about my resume. Couldn't ask any questions about the position, work, team, etc, because Google X.
    2) Waiting/scheduling game. They asked for three weeks (!) of availability. I did the best I could, but ended up having to fly home early because they chose the very first day (where I had hoped they would choose sometime in the middle of my date range).
    3) Handed off from recruiter to coordinator to coordinator. Filled out the full paper application.
    4) Full day of interviews on-site! I was interviewed by exactly NINE people, because they had a lot of 'shadow' interviews for new employees. Of the nine, I would say four were a joy to talk to, three were quiet/boring/had poor english language skills, and one guy was an utter jerk. Maybe he was having a bad day, but he kept on asking very general questions, then interrupting as soon as I began to answer to tell me that he didn't understand or that my answer was too general. Questions were generally open-ended and related to the position and my past experience.

    Some personality questions, too, but the interviewers seemed generally confused about what the role would entail- the scope of what they assumed I would be doing spanned about five very different jobs, only about two of which I have the experience for and interest in doing.

    5) Staffing coordinator begins to fail. Says he'll get back conclusively by a certain date. Fails to do so, but says it doesn't sound likely and that I'm not a perfect fit. I check in a couple weeks later, he says that I should take other offers if I have them, but he will get back to me soon for a final decision. I check in again after a couple weeks…he says the exact same thing. Still waiting, double digits weeks later. Bleh.

    Interview Questions
    • Would you be okay with working in Asia for a year straight? This is very important for our work right now.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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