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Updated Apr 13, 2015
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Google.

    Interview

    The recruiter contacted me via email. We set the time and data for a technical phone interview up in the email. The recruiter also sent a list of websites and great resources to let you know what to review and to expect. (be aware, dont just skim over them, make sure you know every concept fairly well). During the interview, he asked me things on my resume, and moved to the technical part. The technical problem took about 40 minutes, and at the end there is the Q&A where the interviewer answers any question you might have about the company in general.

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    • We went over my resume for a few minutes in the beginning, and we started the real technical interview. Nothing really unexpected. The only question we were able to go through was a question about BFS/DFS, basically traverse through a given 2D array map and find a path.   1 Answer
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    Google Engineering Practicum Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Google (Mountain View, CA) in November 2014.

    Interview

    The process was chill. I applied online after a recruiter came to my school. After applying I was contacted about a week after and they set up 2 back to back interviews for the next week, after those interviews I received a decision in about a week I believe.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked me to write an algorithm for merge sort, also to reverse a linked list, and I believe the last one was the balanced parenthesis question which can be implemented recursively or using a Stack   1 Answer
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    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Google.

    Interview

    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
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    Application

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

    Interview

    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.

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  6. Helpful (5)  

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    Application

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Google (San Francisco, CA) in February 2014.

    Interview

    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.

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    Google People Services Operations Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Google (Mountain View, CA).

    Interview

    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
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    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Google (Mountain View, CA).

    Interview

    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.

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    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Google.

    Interview

    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
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    Google+ Community Partnerships Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Accepted Offer
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Google (Mountain View, CA).

    Interview

    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
  11. Helpful (2)  

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    Application

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

    Interview

    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.

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