I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Google in October 2013.
Interview Details – I submitted my resume online on their website. A recruiter contacted me within 2 weeks. Interview times are very flexible. Gave me a whole month to pick dates from. I had two phone interviews (45 minutes each) back to back.
Interview Question – This was my first technical interview, so I was very unprepared. I will say prepare well. The first interview was not really hard, and the interview help you a lot through the process. Think loud while you are coding (on Google Doc), interviewer will help you, and it allows him to analyze your problem solving skills. It consisted of some String related questions, their efficiencies and way to improve your code.
The second interview was meant to be hard (as the interviewer himself mentioned. It was supposed to check your limit. I will not disclose the questions, as I respect their policy. But know you Data Structures well! Like really well. And also efficiency of algorithms. Answer Question
I applied online - interviewed at Google in February 2014.
Interview Details – Submitted resume online and got connected by recruiter. Then scheduled two 45-mins technical phone interviews with Google engineers. It was not hard but I gave them wrong answer about time complexity. But the engineers are very nice and friendly. After that I got the email about making a third phone interview. I think that might because I did just on average in the first two rounds and they want to give me another chance. But later I got several other offer deadlines approaching and thus declined further interview process with Google.
Google's host matching round takes quite a time. But great company though.
Interview Question – Not so hard. They like to ask complexity analysis for each question. Answer Question
I applied online and interviewed at Google.
Interview Details – I applied from the google job website and got an email from recruiter 2 weeks later. Phone interview was scheduled for an internship position. There was 2 45 minutes technical phone interviews.
Interview Question – After given clearly definition of UTF-8 format. ex: 1-byte: 0b0xxxxxxx 2- bytes:....
Asked to write a function to validate whether the input is valid UTF-8.
Input will be string/byte array, output should be yes/no. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Google.
Interview Details – I applied online and within about a week I was offered an interview. The interview consisted of a google hangout with two different google employees that each interviewed me for 45 minutes. The guys couldn't get there audio working so they both just called me instead.
Interview Question – The dude basically asked me "what weird things have you found in using C?" Odd question... View Answer
Interviewed at Google
Interview Details – phone interview. apply on google website. take two week for process and schedule phone interview one three to four weeks later
Interview Question – 1. Describe what happens when user surf the internet
2. What's Java Object class. Name one of its method. What will be returned for equal() if two objects have same hashcode Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Google in March 2013.
Interview Details – Was referred by a current employee. Had an initial phone interview with 2 current engineers. Was asked two somewhat difficult questions as soon as the interview started, without any introductions. I found one of the employees very difficult to hear; with a bad phone connection and a thick accent on his side, it was not an ideal situation. I found the recruiters I talked to very accommodating and responsive.
Interview Question – I was asked a few testing questions, which was unexpected since I wasn't applying for a testing position. Answer Question
I interviewed at Google in February 2014.
Interview Details – I applied for this job and in a month was contacted by a recruiter. He has set two technical interviews one after another and let me choose the date. Both interviews were tech screens (in Google Hangouts), took approximately 45 minutes and had identically the same structure - first 3-4 minutes interviewer introduces himself and lets you quickly introduce yourself, then he asks you one programming question, you need to code your solution in Google doc so that he sees your performance. After that you discuss possible bugs and time/space complexity (pay attention to it, that's really important).
Interview Question – Some basic question - in the solution you just need to apply some rule to change the array order View Answer
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Google.
Interview Details – Got interview from recruiter, since I had participated in one of Google's summer programs. I was scheduled 2 interviews one after the other on the same day. My interviewers were very friendly and down-to-earth.
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Google.
Interview Details – The hardest part was getting offered the interviews. I applied through the website as well as emailed a contact from my university - about 3-4 weeks later, I heard back from a recruiter. I had two technical phone interviews (not too bad - I felt like luck had a factor) followed by a longer host-matching period. I just went with the first host that contacted me because I liked the position and didn't want to risk not getting an offer in the end.
Interview Question – Under NDA - can't talk about these. Reviewing your algorithms book won't hurt, however. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Didn't feel the need to negotiate.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Google in January 2012.
Interview Details – Applied by emailing a HR person who is responsible for my school.
Luckily got an on-campus interview (that replaced two phone interviews),
then I was put into a pool of intern candidates.
From this stage, it is stable matching between hosts and interns (that favors preference of hosts). It is possible that you get multiple interviews from hosts and choose one team you like. But it is also possible that you get no interviews.
Interview Question – In one of the phone interview, I was asked to write a code on google doc that reverses a linked list. That was somewhat tricky. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation for interns
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