Google Quantitative Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Sep 11, 2014
Updated Sep 11, 2014
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Quantitative Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
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On-site interview at their London office. Had 3 interviews in total, 2 of them were video conferences. Each was 45 minutes. Everyone was very nice. They tried to gauge how much you know and if you don't know a particular area, they'll ask something easier. So it's hard to say how much I could have done more to land the job.

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  • Ask about GLM, how to deal with large number of variables, economic experiments   Answer Question
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    Quantitative Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Google in December 2012.

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    Very fair interview. Basic questions about statistical analysis - how to estimating sample size required for experiment, how to find significance between two sets of measurements, how to analyse non-normal distributions etc...

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    Quantitative Analyst Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Google in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    First a discussion with the interviewer about my phD research, 35mins, he asked a lot of questions about the research top and the methodology; next, some questions related to basic econometrics, but requires deriving formula (e.g. to derive the variance of an OLS estimator from the OLS estimate itself); the next question is "how you evaluate the effectiveness of google mail with respect to persuading people using google more frequently than our competitors, say, yahoo, you can imagine you can get what ever data you could, - tell me what data you would like to collect and how you want to use them, and what potential insights would you expect to get out of them?"

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    • derive the formula for the variance of OLS from scratch   View Answers (3)
    • how you evaluate the effectiveness of google mail with respect to persuading people using google more frequently than our competitors, say, yahoo, you can imagine you can get what ever data you could, - tell me what data you would like to collect and how you want to use them, and what potential insights would you expect to get out of them?   Answer Question
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    Quantitative Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 8 weeks - interviewed at Google in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Google goes through a really long interview process. First was the standard HR interview to double check your resume. Then a memeber of the team interviews you as to why you want the job. Then another one calls via G-Chat to ask you skills questions. Finally you get a mini-exam testing your relevant skills. Once you pass that exam you can come up to Google for an Interview with 3 people. One from the team, one from HR, and one from someone working with the team.

    The one from the team is obvious. The HR person is checking to see if you are "Googlie" enough, and finally either the team member or an associate asks you the notorious questions like "How many dinosaurs does it take to build a school bus for Google?"

    To be frank, the cultural fit part is really really hit or miss. If you connect well with your interviewer you'll do fine. If you make it to the final round and are presentable in public, the cultural fit is the most important.

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