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Updated Jan 29, 2015
Updated Jan 29, 2015
118 Interview Reviews

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    Quantitative Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    • Ask about GLM, how to deal with large number of variables, economic experiments   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Google.

    Interview Details

    It was phone first interview. They want see if you are smart. You can use paper to write down and think. .don't know what else. Nothing to add to already written

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    STEP Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Google in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    A recruiter got in touch with me to offer me the chance to interview early for Google's STEP program. After an initial CV screening, they got in touch to arrange an interview date. I had two 45 minute interviews, both over video conference with an engineer from one of their Europe offices. The interviewers each started off with a couple of CV questions. My chosen language was Java and the technical questions were pretty standard, two medium-sized questions per interview (Sadly I was rather inexperienced when it came to interviews...)

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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Google in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Submitted application online. I was contacted by a recruiter. I had a phone-screen interview and then invited for an on-site interview. It was a nice experience overall. It can be an exhausting experience, but exciting and interesting! I was asked questions that required searching a solution recursively. One of them was related to palindromes. One was reading code (.h files) and telling what it did and how to use it.
    They covered all expenses and the hotel they choose was the nicest hotel I've ever been (by far). Most of the people was nice and helpful. One of the interviewers was sick and eating bread during the interview, making noises and was kind of distracting.

    Interview Questions
    • Design a large-scale system, most problems required search for a solution recursively. One of them was to be solved with dikjstra   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Google in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Through friend's referral. Made it through first two rounds. First with Hr in India then with Hiring Manager. Very informal and relaxed atmosphere. Asked about CV and pitch sales for adword product.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Account Strategist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Google.

    Interview Details

    I had a lot of calls from the hiring manager based out of UK. They asked a lot of information about my grades in university / college. They also wanted to know if I blog, so its best to have a blog done before you apply.
    As a lot of emphasis is put on grades, its best to position your strong academic skills before them.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at Google in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied in November 2013
    HR got in touch in March 2014
    First phone interview in April 2014
    Second in May 2014
    5 On-site interviews in July 2014

    HR was super nice.
    One out of the 5 on-site interviewers was super unfriendly (and just came out of the shower w/ wet hair). She presented a graph problem which I considered my speciality. It had one tweak which she explained very badly. I asked her to reexplain the tweak twice. Then I was like "I understood it that way. So I'd do it this way. What do you think?". She then told me to "just implement it". I implemented it very fast. In the meantime, she read my CV. When I concluded, she looked at the code (which was probably 15-20 LoC). She then noticed that the way I handled the tweak was different to what she said. So she was like: "I told you to do it that way. What did you do there?". While I felt a little offended because if she had put a little more effort in explaining it I would have gotten it right away. Her version would have been even easier to implement.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Developer Advocate Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Google in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Two phone calls, one from the hiring manager and the second one from the manager of the team that was hiring you. The hiring manager said that I was a very good fit for the sole so they wanted to move forward with an interview.

    The second interview, by the manager of the team they were hiring for, was good, but not that great. The interviewer was not very friendly, but the interview was ok overall.

    At the end they didn't move forward, they wanted someone who was busy 100% of their time coding. Not me for sure, despite that was my background.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Research Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Google in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    They made initial contact via email, then face to face over Hangout. After this I was invited for a 'Quiz' which I was told would last 2 hours. It was on Stats, Math, Computer Programming and Machine Learning. It took 4 hours in total.
    A week later I was told that for the current open positions they needed someone stronger at math, so to get in touch when I felt more confident. I'm in the process of brushing up my math.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Grant Manager, Google Org Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    They have a very well designed job application system, with all of their jobs listed clearly on their site with clear descriptions. As you would expect from Google, the user experience of submitting an application is very good.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer

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