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

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Google in September 2012.

Interview Details

I applied in 2011 and didn't make it; tried again this year and was accepted after another onsite round. I was treated very well at every stage in the process, and my recruiter did a fantastic job of keeping me informed of my status. I thought my previous failed attempt might hurt my chances, but apparently it didn't.

Interview Questions
  • One interview was a design conversation with no coding.   View Answer
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Even after approval by the hiring committee, It takes a while for an application to get through the various executive checkpoints. The offer was excellent; there was no need to negotiate.
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    SWE Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 2 days - interviewed at Google in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    Very intense, mostly nice people, only technical questions. Because of two bad interviewers (out of 6) I didn't get an offer. The first one asked me a very specific question and wouldn't settle for anything but the best solution even if the question was hard enough to (IMHO) require previous knowledge to be solved. The second was simply impossible to understand: we waisted all of our time trying to understand his wacky question.

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    • Write perfect code to generate all possible permutations of a string w/o repetitions and only using constant memory.   View Answers (6)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    SWE Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Google in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interview consisted of two rounds. First round were two phone interviews that lasted an hour each. I answered about 5 questions per person and things seemed fine. Then I was contacted by recruiter to set up a final round of interviews which was much easier.

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    Accepted Offer
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    Difficult Interview

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