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Anonymous Interview Candidate
Ann Arbor, MI

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Google in March 2014.

Interview Details – Was contacted by a recruiter after sending resume to a current Google employee. We set up two interviews back to back. The first was a lot of resume stuff, as well as a few business questions, and the second was only 4 business scenario type questions. Overall the process went really well, the interviewers were great. Unfortunately didnt make it to the next round.

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I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Google in March 2014.

Interview Details – I submitted my resume through an employee referral. About a week later I got an email from a recruiter to set up a phone interview.

There was a lot of background noise on the recruiter's end so it was difficult to hear the questions at times. I'm a very nervous interviewer and I wanted this job a lot so I was speaking very fast and my answers were quite scattered. Bad jokes were made, social awkwardness was displayed, an unfavorable image was conveyed, etc. The recruiter was very nice and kept saying "great answer" in a faux-enthusiastic tone, which in retrospect was probably a bad sign.

Questions asked included:
-Why Google?/tell me about yourself/why are you interested in this role?
-What are the main benefits of AdWords?
-How would you deal with an angry customer?

My interview didn't go very well so instead of scheduling a follow-up interview the recruiter said notes from the interview would be shown to a hiring manager who would decide my employment fate. From what I've heard if the interview goes well and there is a good rapport between you and the interviewer they will schedule a follow-up right away.

Interview Question – What is your favorite Google product? How would you make it better?   Answer Question

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Phoneton, OH

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Google in February 2013.

Interview Details – Referral, recruiter talk, phone interview

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Mountain View, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Google in November 2011.

Interview Details – I applied online at Google.com/jobs after some Google reps came to my school for an information session. I was also referred for the position, which really helps get your resume to the top. I was contacted 2 weeks later for in-person interviews at my school's career center. There were 2 interviews -- one about my background and leadership experiences in college, the other was very behavioral based.

After those interviews, I was contacted via email about 2 weeks later, inviting me out for interviews at the corporate headquarters in Mountain View, CA. There were also two back-to-back interviews - but they were both behavioral and brain teaser focused. I stayed in contact with the recruiter and the Googler who referred me and 4 weeks later, I received a phone call offering me the job!

Interview Question – Most difficult - how many marbles fit into a jar and how would you project the amount of tennis balls to be sold in Germany this year (they've done away with questions like this, though).   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Yes, I was able to negotiate my salary and relocation assistance.

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Account Strategist
Ann Arbor, MI

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Google in November 2013.

Interview Details – Submitted resume through current employee initially. Less then a week later I had two phone interviews that were pretty basic interview questions about my resume and behavioral questions. I was contacted two days later about flying out for final interviews. The on site interviews were similar to the phone interviews with a few more situation based questions. Both on site interviews were good experiences.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time that something was falling through the cracks and what you did about it.   Answer Question

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Mountain View, CA

I interviewed at Google in April 2011.

Interview Details – The interview was a multi stage process. At first I interviewed with a senior account strategist from the team I was supposed to work with in case I got hired. He was very nice and the whole interview felt more like a casuals conversation than an interview. I then had to wait two weeks until I heard back and was invited for another interview with 5 different senior level people from the same team. I was asked a variety of different questions, ranging from questions related to my resume to problem solving questions. I knew about this before hand though and was well prepared. Again, the atmosphere was very nice and casual. Three days after these interview I already received another call and was invited to do a performance test, which I did three weeks later. I received my offer within 5 days and am not happily employed as an account strategist.

Interview Question – If you we're an ice cream flavor, which one would it be and why?   Answer Question

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Account Strategist
Ann Arbor, MI

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Google.

Interview Details – Submitted resume online and received an email that night asking for more info (transcripts, whether I'd be able to start by their preferred date.) Received a screening call the next day and then I guess I passed because I scheduled 2 phone interviews with them later that week.

Interview went really well. I spoke to the SMB Sales Team Leader and then a Team Member. Questions seemed general, nothing extremely surprising.

Interview Question – What are the three benefits of Google Adwords? Rank them.   Answer Question

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Interview Details – written test followed by a phone screening. 4 rounds of personal interviews after that

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Ann Arbor, MI

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Google in January 2013.

Interview Details – The process was pretty standard which kind of surprised me given the reputation for Google's interviews. I was contacted by a recruiter about week after I applied and scheduled a phone interview. I went over my resume, why I wanted the job, and was asked to go to second round interview on the phone.

The second round was an onsite interview and the process of setting up travel, etc. was pretty easy. The actual interview was made up of four half-hour interviews with people who worked in or close to the position I was applying for (SMB Account Strategist for Adwords). All the interviewers were very nice and relaxed. I actually remember thinking afterwards that I was unsure whether I had done a good job building a rapport with them or whether they were just incredibly friendly people.

During the interviews, we went over my resume, how it prepared me for the position, examples where I was part of a team, where I displayed leadership, and a few other standards. There were a few personal questions as well, like what my proudest accomplishment was and what a weird quirk about me was.

The recruiter gave me the decision within one business day. I didn't get offer, but it was overall a very positive experience.

Interview Question – What is the most complex term in your current field of work? Explain it to me like I'm 5 years old.   Answer Question

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Anonymous Interview Candidate
Taipei (Taiwan)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Google.

Interview Details – I applied through employee referral. A recruiter contacted me after one week when my friend submitted my CV. We had a phone call, but it only lasted 7 min. That surprised a me a lot, because she had claimed that it would be a 30 min conversation. I thought I failed, but the day after the phone call, she told me I was invited to an onsite interview with one senior manager in Beijing and one team lead in Taipei.

I am going to the onsite interview in Taipei tomorrow.

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