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

I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Google in March 2014.

Interview Details

i was contacted 2 days after applying through website. and it took about 1 week for a phone screening process. and 2 day after on-site.

Interview Questions
  • I had to implement the depth first search algorithm. Explain what data structure used to manage the nodes and describe it's implementation. What are three of your pet peeves?   Answer Question
No Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Web Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Google in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    First, contact through phone, ask some basic algorithm questions, like quick sort.
    Then, in the onsite interview, three people ask me about technical questions, like CSS, PHP, SQL, algorithm, etc, and the projects I have did.
    Last, project manager interview me, just talk about my previous projects.

    Interview Questions
    • A intelligence question: give you 64 horse, sort them by their speed. You have eight-lines race courts. You can't record the speed of horses.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Web Developer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Google in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Round 1:
    1) Given a database, a query returns correct output 99% of the time, however 1% of the time, it returns wrong output. What could be the possible reasons?
    2) On a 2-D grid, the positions (x,y) of 3 persons are given. Find the meeting point such that sum of distances of each person from meeting point is minimized.
    Now generalize this to N persons and solve.
    3) A very long question related to hashing. I don't remember it.

    Interview Questions
    • 1) Given a string of parantheses, check if the string is valid. ex: [[]] is valid, ][][ is not valid. How would you solve if the parantheses could be of different types like {,[,(   View Answers (5)
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Web Developer Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Google in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    I was very fortunate and had a laid back crew that interviewed me. It was very much about fitting into the culture first, with technical know how being a strong second. Be prepared to cover some basic academic concepts in regards to programming fundamentals, coding practices, and talk about testing, debugging and code reviews.

    Interview Questions
    • What is prototypical inheritance and why would you use it?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Web Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I applied and followed up one week later to make sure they had my resume. A week after my follow-up, I received and email to set up a time for a phone interview. They asked me which programming languages I knew and a few basic (but confusing) questions about each language. They also asked about my experience and the classes I'd taken. They said they would follow up with an on-site interview if I got to the next step, which I didn't.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Web Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Google.

    Interview Details

    I applied online, got an email. The recruiter said I have a pre-screen phone interview first for 5 minutes only. She scheduled the interview 1 month later. Fine with me, more time to polish my skills. After 1 month, I received a message the same day that she is sick and need to reschedule. No problem, it happens. She set the date 1 week later.On the same day of the interview, she sent another email that she is still not fine and she again rescheduled the interview after a few days. You guessed it, after few days she sent an email that she is still sick, but she won't reschedule the 5 minute interview and she will contact me later. 1 week passed still no email.

    How should i take this seriously with very poor communication skills, shouldn't someone else handle the interview when someone is sick? I consider Google my dream job and I will try hard to get it, but sounds like those who get it, don't have the same spirit :/

    UPDATE: after 2 weeks, i called google and asked for the name of the recruiter. When she heard my name, she said ohhh I was gonna send you an email, but I got busy and forgot. I was like no problem, she then intrupted and said that she canceled the interview because the manager found someone else.

    I'm sure this is not true and she lied and I can't do anything about it. She was nervous and it was easy to tell. I simply don't know if she messed up at something in the management process and ended up like this.

    No official emails what so ever afterwards.

    Interview Questions
    • no questions,no interview as of now, something to expect when you are communicating with Google is lack of proper communication.
      10 interviews and you still select such employees?
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Web Developer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Google in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    amaing simply amaing

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    too much hassle

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Web Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Google in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    I got this opening through a consultancy and they scheduled the initial interview. The first interview was a basic introduction and a small analytical question. Then there were a couple of technical interviews but more concentrated on the analytical skills. Eventually I got a call from my to-be manager and he asked me about my work experience and education (kinda resume related questions). Then finally I got a call from the HR saying that I have been selected.

    Negotiation Details
    After the selection the negotiation process started. I informed them about my current package and they offered me a relatively hiked package. It was a simple process as I was happy with the offer and accepted it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Web Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 months - interviewed at Google in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    I received an email from the recruiter to schedule a first phone interview. The first phone interview was conducted by the recruiter and I was asked some simple technical questions. A week later I received feedback from the recruiter that I did ok and asked me my best times for a second phone interview, this time with a developer of the team I was applying to. A couple of months passed and I received good feedback from my recruiter and ask me my best times for a video conference interview with the manager of the team, after this interview I had another vc interview with a developer, who asked me more advance technical question and to write snippets of code on a Google Doc.

    My recruiter always told me that my feedback was great, but at the end I received a rejection email without any reasons.

    Interview Questions
    • Main problem you've had and how you solved it?   Answer Question
    • Explain the development process you would take and give an example.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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