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Updated Oct 15, 2017
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Anonymous Interview Candidate
No Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Google in October 2016.

Interview

A recruiter reached out to me, and I had a brief 20 minute phone screening. Then I was scheduled 2 45 minute interviews. The recruiter was so helpful and guided me through everything -- I was emailed so many resources to prepare for the interviews. The questions in both of my interviews were much easier than anything I had studied for, which was surprising. Overall, the whole process was very smooth, and everyone was really helpful.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Google (Durham, NC) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Nice recruiter he helps me a lot for the process. When I have trouble he will try to give me hint. In the end he also asks me a bonus question. Of course it is not so hard. But for me the first interview is not as easy as the second one.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ann Arbor, MI
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Google (Ann Arbor, MI) in October 2016.

    Interview

    It was overall good, I got an email from a recruiter in the summer asking for my resume and transcript. He then scheduled 2 phone interviews. It was overall ok, they took two weeks to respond after the interviews.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Google in October 2016.

    Interview

    The interview process was consist of 2 back-to-back interviews. Since the NDA, I won't go details. The questions require good understanding of algorithms and programming habits. The interviewers I met are quite nice and encouraging. They kept talking with me and encouraged me to discover difference solutions and better programming habits. The whole process was like learning and discussing. And certainly very enjoyable.

    Interview Questions

    • Some questions about tree, and hash set.   2 Answers

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Google in October 2016.

    Interview

    Two technical phone interview back to back, each 45mins. First talk about the resume, and go straight to technical problems. The interviewee is nice. Google recruiter is very fast, and everything is on schedule.

    Interview Questions

    • 1st: KMP, smart pointer;
      2nd: straightforward vector manipulation, follow up with parallel   1 Answer

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Google in September 2016.

    Interview

    Applied for Spring internship online the day the application came out, 1-2 weeks later I received an invitation for two technical phone interviews. Interviews were each an hour, back-to-back, with two separate interviewers. First few minutes were spent talking about my classes and some projects I'm working on. Had time for about two technical questions per interview. Interviewers were very friendly, overall a good experience.

    About a week later I received an email saying I'd been approved by the hiring committee and was moving on to project matching. My name/resume went into a pool of approved applicants and PMs who thought I could be a good match for their project could request a host interview. This "interview" is not technical (although I've heard for some projects they may ask you about relevant skills). For the two I had, the host did most of the talking, just explaining the project and answering questions I had. I heard back from the first host two days later saying he wanted to move forward and I accepted the offer (that was the project I preferred so I didn't wait to hear back from the other host).

    Note: the project matching process has changed from recent years. Some of my friends a year or two ahead of me in school had to accept their offer before they went into project matching, meaning they were guaranteed a match after they accepted. You are now not given an offer until a host has determined you are a good fit, which is not guaranteed (unless the process is different for non-summer interns).

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing intense, pretty predictable string and array-based questions, one slightly more challenging question that I just had to talk through (not code). Questions were way easier than anything I studied in Cracking the Coding Interview.   Answer Question

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    I submitted my application and they gave me an interview over google hangouts. It was pretty standard and the person I interviewed with was very kind. I didn't get an offer but they let me know instead of just leaving me hanging, which is nice. Sometimes getting rejected from an organization can be pretty cold, but google actually left me feeling pretty good. I'd definitely apply to another position there. I mean, come on, they're google. They get millions of applications a year.

    Interview Questions

    • I can't remember specifics, but they asked me about team-related experience.   Answer Question

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Google.

    Interview

    Two phone interviews back to back while coding on a Google Doc. It was pretty difficult in my opinion, but I probably could have used more practice before the interview. The recruiters were nice and helpful throughout the process.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Google in February 2016.

    Interview

    Referred by Googler, got a confirmation after a couple of days. Recruiter scheduled me two round technical interview in the next week. Got informed on the same day as interviews that pass them and moved forward to host match phase. Host match is the key to get an offer. 4 days late, first host contact, it was a nice talk with the host and got a positive reply after about two weeks. My recruiter makes great efforts on finding me matching hosts. Thank him so much!

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Google in February 2016.

    Interview

    I had a friend who got my resume through, days after they called for a two phone 45 minutes interview. the people were nice the first one gave hints the second one was quiet the entire interview after they ask you the questions the entire process took about 3 weeks until i got the rejection call

    Interview Questions

    • string operations and breadth search algorithm trees question mo   Answer Question

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