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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at Google (New York, NY) in August 2009.

    Interview

    Google has very interesting opportunities, and detailed their position profiles well so you have a clear idea when you interview what the gig is about. However, they dont share any feedback ever, and the process lasted six months with 12 interviews in total. Their interview questions were thoughtful and meaty, and you have to know your stuff when you are interviewing with them. However, they dont build on the answers, and one has the impression they have a drop down menu memeorized in their heads of the questions to ask, and they write the answers down, but they are not necessarily considering the answer. Their office space in NY and CA is very cool, and they try hard to keep it that way. But while many believe Google is the holy grail, Google still needs to protect their brand, give feedback to candidates and significantly shorten the process.

    Interview Questions

    • Why should we hire you?   1 Answer
    • Where do you see yourself in five years?   1 Answer
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    Human Resources Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Google (Mountain View, CA) in June 2009.

    Interview

    Recruiter asked several questions related to job. These ranged from very basic to take 10 seconds to really think about a thought provoking question. Thier focus seemed to be someone who spoke organizational development and not someone who was a generalist (which is what the job descriptions was written as). While the interview seemed fine, the last question at that time was what was your college GPA... that was 15 years ago for me. I'm sure it's not at the level they wanedt to hear, but when I couldn't answer the question with an exact number, the recruiter switched to get of the phone mode. They might as well asked me what my high school locker combination was- it's about as relavent a question related to how I do my job 15+ years out of school.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe your overall OD experience? Site specific examples of how you implemented new processes and convinced senior leadership to back them.   1 Answer
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    Human Resources Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
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    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Google (Mountain View, CA) in March 2009.

    Interview

    Standard phone call followed by a visit to the Google offices in Mountain View. The site is impressive.

    Interview Questions

    • Hiring rep was younger than me by 10 years. The hiring process at Google is weighted heavily in favor of younger candidates. Once it was clear I was too old, the rep was just going through the motions and my interview was very brief.   Answer Question
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    A Position In People Operations (HR) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Google (Singapore (Singapore)) in July 2013.

    Interview

    Applied for the position via Google's career website. Received an email from a Recruiter within a few days after applying and we arranged for a phone call in another few days' time.

    It was a short 30min phone screening and the questions included basic ones such as describe your working experience, as well as more "Google-centric" questions such as "What is your favorite Google product?" and "What do you think is Google's most profitable product and do you think this will remain the most profitable product in the future?"

    A few days after the phone screening, received another email from the Recruiter thanking me for my interest in Google and informing me that I will not be selected for further rounds.

    Interview Questions

    • No particularly difficult questions as it was just the initial phone screening.   Answer Question
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    Human Resources Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Asia (Philippines)
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    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Google (Asia (Philippines)) in June 2013.

    Interview

    Got a phone screen, then a Google Hangout session was arranged to chat with the potential supervisor of the role. Conversed for around an hour. For the next month or so, three Google Hangout sessions were completed. After a month of waiting for Google's response, they turned me down as a 1st follow up candidate.

    Interview Questions

    • If you were to be in charge to implement a new hire orientation, what would you do?   Answer Question
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Google.

    Interview

    I had a friend submit my resume for a position. I then had three separate phone interviews, that focused on basic background, skill set, education, and leadership experience. I then was called to interview at the Mountain View campus and I met with a recruiter and then the hiring manger. The hiring manager was taking real-time notes during the interview and recording them on a computer, which made the interview rather awkward.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you consider the biggest challenge our HR function would have here at Google?   Answer Question
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    Application

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Google in March 2012.

    Interview

    The person just asked me to talk about my previous experiences, explained the job position and asked me:
    * How many registered cars there are in the city I live?Explain how did you get that value.
    * How would I do the prioritization in my work?

    Interview Questions

  9. Helpful (1)  

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    Easy Interview
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Google in March 2011.

    Interview

    COntacted by Google recruiter. Had phone interview. Was invited to 1:1 interview on the campus, and was asked to stay for lunch. It was obvious that if you have any gray hair, or if you don't have a degree from an Ivy League school, you don't have a chance of getting in. The recruiter basically told me that I would not be a good fit because some of the people I would work with wouldexpect me to play frisbee, BKB, or soccer with them, and he didn't think I could keep up with them. WHAT????

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for Google?   1 Answer
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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Google in June 2010.

    Interview

    Submitted CV online. Emailed several days later asking for a telephone interview. Interview lasted about 40 minutes. Very friendly interview, spent time talking about where I live, what I do, etc. Towards end of interview I was given several different scenarios and asked how I would react (what I would do) in each.

    Interview Questions

    • You have many competing demands and will not be able to achieve them all in one day, however all the deadlines are for today. How do you choose which ones to do?   Answer Question
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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Google in June 2010.

    Interview

    I spoke to a recruiter and was asked questions about my resume. They asked me to explain in detail some of the experiences I had. They asked me what my favorite google product was and why. They have put me on hold as I am still awaiting work authorization. Overall a friendly conversation.

    Interview Questions

    • nothing in particular- this was just a phone interview.   Answer Question

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