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Updated Mar 17, 2017
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Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Google (Mountain View, CA) in January 2008.

Interview

It was just HR calling and normal interview
questions such as

 "tic-tac-toe or paper-rock-scissor, which is a better game" and of course "have you played any Zynga games and what are your favorites". Some follow-up questions include "what metrics are important to measure success of a social game?"

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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Google in January 2007.

    Interview

    Referral by former coworker led to contact by Google Recruiter.
    Telephone interview (45 mins) with recruiter.
    Telephone interview (90 Mins) with member of hiring group.
    in person, 1:1 interviews with hiring group, 5 interviews, 45mins each over two separate dates

    Interview Questions

    • One fellow asked very specific questions about exact syntax of bash commands and keywords.   1 Answer

  2.  

    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Google (Mountain View, CA) in January 2007.

    Interview

    Google contacted me, they had my resume from an old interview many years ago.
    After a few email exchanges about available positions, a phone screen was arranged.
    During the phone screen they asked technical questions to gauge my skills.
     It looks like I did well because after that I was invited for an on-site interview.
    If I remember correctly, first I was interviewed by 2-3 people (like a panel interview)
    and one of them was dialing in from a different location. They asked mostly general and
    architecture questions. After that I had two one on one interviews. The first one was with
    a software engineer who was very polite and asked me about general programming stuff.
    The second one was with a network / sysadmin but he was rather rude, and flatly refused
    to answer any of my questions during the course of the interview. It was like, I had to answer
    questions only, and not ask anything. I felt very uncomfortable and disappointed.

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  3.  

    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Google.

    Interview

    Very grueling process. Make sure you prepare and go ahead and have done extensive research. Emailed CV then phone interview then hangouts. Get googlers to refer you too.give examples always

    Interview Questions


  4.  

    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Google.

    Interview

    The HR rep was very professional and responsive to all of my requests. The interview process was very well done. The questions they asked were very tricky and challenging but all relevant the the job I was applying for.

    Interview Questions

    • I signed an NDA not to disclose interview questions -but they were very standard and inline with questions you would expect from these large tech companies.   Answer Question

  5.  

    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Google in May 2012.

    Interview

    The interview mainly consisted of one phone interview with questions about my level regarding various technologies and after some deeper questions to assert my real knowledge. For example for 10 out of 10 you must be the standard/techology creator.

    Interview Questions

    • My knowledge about unix permissions bits   1 Answer

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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Google (London, England (UK)) in February 2012.

    Interview

    I had many interviews and I felt that I answered everything very well but no offer.

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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Google in February 2012.

    Interview

    interview was for the post of soft engineer in ggogle.company seeks students from IITs with cpi greater than 8.added to it ,it also expect the employee who is coming after selection of the interview is multi talented,thinker,sporty and intellegent.

    Interview Questions

    • what is your sleeping hours?   2 Answers
    • what will you do if you are frusteated with your senior officer?   5 Answers

    Negotiation

    Garima purthi was asking for a salary of min. 20 lakhs,but we were able to negotiate at 12 lakhs.

  8. Helpful (2)  

    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Google in December 2011.

    Interview

    I was given two phone interviews (both were technical in nature). I thought the first one went only okay, since the interviewer had a lot of questions and asked me to explain everything that I said. However, the recruiter said that I moved on to the next phone interview, which went well. The recruiter then scheduled an on-site interview which took place over one day.

    Interview Questions

    • Write a function to determine if a string (consisting only of parenthesis) is balanced.   1 Answer

  9.  

    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Google in November 2011.

    Interview

    Pretty average but far too much delay to be taken serious.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions about Network: Subnet, linux command for networking, windows command for networking, OS X commands for networking ( for example ifconfig, route, tracert etc...)   1 Answer

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