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

I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Google in March 2009.

Interview Details

very positive. Programming and brain teasers questions.

Interview Questions
Negotiation Details
very smooth and pleasant
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engineering Interview

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

    The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at Google in September 2008.

    Interview Details

    very few steps with a lot of waiting in between. the interviews were fairly rigorous, and the interviewers very smart, but the focus is very much on academics, and it's very easy to fall between the cracks and be forgotten. call every week and it will still be months between steps.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Google in September 2008.

    Interview Details

    I got a call to schedule a initial phone interview. It was scheduled in a week, but the questions they asked me was somewhat unanswerable under my knowledge. So I failed.
    I want them to go little easy on the interview and try to get to know the candidate a bit more than just asking the whole bunch of difficult questions. I don't like that!!!

    Interview Questions
    • Given a time-ordered log of user visits to web pages find the most common 3-page sequence   View Answers (2)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engineering Interview

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

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Google in August 2008.

    Interview Details

    The interviewers were extremely bright and talented engineers. It was fun working out technical questions with them and their level of questions gave me some insight into their technical aptitude.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Minimum negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Google in January 2008.

    Interview Details

    It was just HR calling and normal interview
    questions such as

     "tic-tac-toe or paper-rock-scissor, which is a better game" and of course "have you played any Zynga games and what are your favorites". Some follow-up questions include "what metrics are important to measure success of a social game?"

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Google in January 2007.

    Interview Details

    Referral by former coworker led to contact by Google Recruiter.
    Telephone interview (45 mins) with recruiter.
    Telephone interview (90 Mins) with member of hiring group.
    in person, 1:1 interviews with hiring group, 5 interviews, 45mins each over two separate dates

    Interview Questions
    • One fellow asked very specific questions about exact syntax of bash commands and keywords.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Engineer Interview

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

    The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Google in January 2007.

    Interview Details

    Google contacted me, they had my resume from an old interview many years ago.
    After a few email exchanges about available positions, a phone screen was arranged.
    During the phone screen they asked technical questions to gauge my skills.
     It looks like I did well because after that I was invited for an on-site interview.
    If I remember correctly, first I was interviewed by 2-3 people (like a panel interview)
    and one of them was dialing in from a different location. They asked mostly general and
    architecture questions. After that I had two one on one interviews. The first one was with
    a software engineer who was very polite and asked me about general programming stuff.
    The second one was with a network / sysadmin but he was rather rude, and flatly refused
    to answer any of my questions during the course of the interview. It was like, I had to answer
    questions only, and not ask anything. I felt very uncomfortable and disappointed.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Google.

    Interview Details

    The HR rep was very professional and responsive to all of my requests. The interview process was very well done. The questions they asked were very tricky and challenging but all relevant the the job I was applying for.

    Interview Questions
    • I signed an NDA not to disclose interview questions -but they were very standard and inline with questions you would expect from these large tech companies.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Google in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    I had many interviews and I felt that I answered everything very well but no offer.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Google in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    interview was for the post of soft engineer in ggogle.company seeks students from IITs with cpi greater than 8.added to it ,it also expect the employee who is coming after selection of the interview is multi talented,thinker,sporty and intellegent.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Garima purthi was asking for a salary of min. 20 lakhs,but we were able to negotiate at 12 lakhs.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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