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Updated May 25, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1157)  

    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Google in April 2015.

    Interview

    Phone interview:
    The Interviewer was late for 20 mins... Ask nothing on my resume.
    Tow questions:
    1) A string consists of ‘0’, ‘1’ and '?'. The question mark can be either '0' or '1'. Find all possible combinations for a string.
    2) Give you a text file, remove duplicated lines.
        Follow up: If the file is very large, general hash map takes too much spaces, come up with a better solution.


  2. Helpful (527)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Google (Mountain View, CA) in July 2015.

    Interview

    The interview went seemingly smoothly, except for a couple quirks in the code on the whiteboard. The questions were way easier than I expected. The interviewers were not intimidating at all and did not try to make the process stressful. I felt like I passed and according to HR, the overall feedback was positive. My application went to the hiring committee which, in turn, rejected the offer.


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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Google (Mountain View, CA) in September 2015.

    Interview

    Awesome process. Very simple questions. Keep your nerves cool. Don't worry about very complex questions on the Internet. Do basics and you should be good. I screwed up two simple questions and not expecting offer. I will apply again next year .


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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Google (Mountain View, CA).

    Interview

    The phone interview lasted about 45 minutes. Covered a couple of recent roles on the resume, one analytical question (see below) and one long term business growth/competition scenario analysis.

    The onsite interview lasted about 5 hours and as many interviews. Each interviewer asked analytical questions similar to those in the phone interview. All questions fit roughly these patterns - for fictitious product/scenario arrive at a formula and use it to provide a number for total size, speed etc.; prioritization exercise for desirable changes to an existing internet product or a new product.


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    Accounting/Finance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Google.

    Interview

    A Google recruiter actually reached out to me. Had a quick phone conversation with the recruiter where she was just trying to hear about my experience and what I do currently in my current roles. Then was set up with a Google Hangout video interview, but then got rescheduled with a different interviewer. The interviewer asked me a list of behavioral questions- that's it. Didn't feel like they really tried to get to know me. Thought I annswered the questions well though. Interviewer ended the interview 10 mins early and pretty abruptly. Through the interview I did not feel like the Google company culture is more than just words on paper.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you had to make a difficult decision   Answer Question

  7.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Bruno, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Google (San Bruno, CA).

    Interview

    Initial communication view recruiter. Followed by technical phone screen, then a multi-hour on-site interview. Whole process takes weeks/months. It is very slow moving.

    One interviewer did not know how to interview well. Asked the question but when questions were raised, failed to answer the questions and kept talking in circles. Was unable to answer questions due to lack of sufficient explanation.

    Interview Questions


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    Anonymous Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Google.

    Interview

    1. HR Call - More of a behavioral interview and asking more about you

    2. Online Coding Challenge - 2 Questions in 1 Hour

    3. 2 Technical Phone Interview - 45 minutes

    4. On Site Interview - 4 Interviews lunch break in between Each interview take about 45 mins to an hour


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    Network Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Google.

    Interview

    Recruiter called me for job I had applied and they were very flexible. They also offered to expedite the process if I had another offer or close to getting one.

    Interview Questions

    • It was HR interview, no difficult questions   1 Answer

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    Engineering Resident Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Study your data structures, algorithms, space and time complexity. Due to the non disclosure agreement I had with them, I can disclose what the exact questions were. Also, make sure you talk about what you are doing a lot and be prepared by reading CTCI, Interview cake or leetcode.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about the projects on your CV?   1 Answer

  11. Helpful (1)  

    Rotational Development Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Google.

    Interview

    A friend referred me and a recruiter reached out. First phone interview took about 30 minutes. Was relaxed and very Google centered. Described the job position and the rotation format.

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?   3 Answers

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