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Updated Jul 26, 2017
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Application

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

    Interview

    The process began by submitting an application through the official webpage. In a few days I got an answer, and the interview process started. The recruiter gives you study material for the interview and asks for suitable times for an online interview.
    The first interview is with a non-technical recruiter, which is interested in your background, reasons to join Google, previous experiences and so on. Then 1-2 interviews with Google engineers follow. They ask technical questions and puzzles and expect you to solve them in a shared Google doc (no syntax highlighting or whatsoever).
    Interview outcome comes pretty quiclky. I went through the first two interviews, but was not called for a personal interview.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the complexity of Quick sort? (mean and worst case)   1 Answer

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    Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    Had 2 phone interviews then an in person round with 3 individuals at 30 minutes each. Enjoyed the interview process, thought it was seamless, open, and constructive

    Interview Questions

    • Be able to express the relevancy of your experience to the exact position interviewing for   Answer Question
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    Strategic Partnerships Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    5 back-to-back interviews, mostly standard background questions and how I would think through biz dev partnerships

    Interview Questions

    • What product ideas do you have for Google and how can they add value that is different from current initiatives?   Answer Question

  4.  

    Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

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

    Interview

    Had a total of three interviews 2 nearly identical phone interviews and then an on site interview in new york. All were very behavioral and fit based. They ask a lot about your past experiences and how they can relate to the company. It sounds stupid but really know your resume forward and backwards and be able to walk someone through it

    Interview Questions

    • They'll throw a couple of brain teasers just to see how you think on your feet, Like how many golf balls fit on a schoolbus or how much Google spends on fixing desk chairs in a year. These questions don't have a right answer, they just want to see you try to apply a logical approach to something super wacky and out there.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Its a Summer Internship, don't try to negiotiate, its already an incredible opportunity.


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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Google.

    Interview

    HR called to arrange interview. Spoke to a very nice guy who explained the position. We went through some programming topics (networks etc) and some fairly in depth unix admin style questions.

    Interview Questions


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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Application

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

    Interview

    Submitted my resume, and was contacted by a recruiter, who scheduled a phone screen with the hiring manager. The phone screen went well, but I didn't hear anything for several weeks. Finally, I emailed the recruiter just to find out if the application was still open, and got a canned "not at this time" response.

    Interview Questions

    • "What non-Apple product are you most excited about, and why?"   Answer Question

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    Process 1:
    **********
    - The Challenge Phase.
        Problem: you are given two-armed Balances one each are you can put weight and
        other balances. Return the minimum weight you add on each arm of each balance
        to make the whole structure balanced.

    - First Interview.
            Problem 1: Given two strings (Text & pattern) return true if the pattern
            exists in the text.
            Problem 2: Given List of Strings. Return a list of lists of Strings where
            each to anagram Strings in the input list exist in the same list in the output list.

    - Second Interview.
            Problem 1: Implement a data structure that supports two methods
            (Insert(int x),getMedian())
            Problem 2: Given a 2D boolean array. Return the length of the biggest square
            where all elements inside it is true.

    - Third Interview.
            It was a culture fit with a lot of HR questions
            (Ex: how do you see managment?, When do you say that "Today is a good day of
            work"?, what about teamwork?,talk about a project you did?) but at the end
            there were two problems also:
            Problem 1: Given a list of integers, Print out all triples that sums to zero.
            Problem 2: Given a sorted circular integer vector. Implement the search on
            such a structure.

    Interview Questions

    • Make a perfect Random7() function to produce numbers from 1 to 7 using Random5() function which is perfect.   2 Answers
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    Produktmanager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Zürich (Switzerland)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    (Translated from English)

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Google (Zürich (Switzerland)).

    Interview

    Sehr formeller Vorgang nach Lehrbuch:

    1. Kontakt durch Personalabteilung.

    2. Erstes verabredetes Telefoninterview (eins zu eins).

    3. Zweites verabredetes Telefoninterview (eins zu eins, andere Person als bei 2.).

    4. Mail, in der dankend abgelehnt wurde :)

    Beide Gespräche waren sehr formell und folgten einem strengen Drehbuch: 5 Minuten für die Vorstellung, 20 Minuten für einen Durchgang durch den Lebenslauf, 25 Minuten für deren Fragen, 5 Minuten für Fragen von meiner Seite. Sehr knappe Antworten von den Gesprächspartnern.

    Absolute Standardfragen wie: beschreiben Sie irgendein Softwareprodukt, nennen Sie je 3 Stärken und Schwächen, schlagen Sie vor, wie man die Schwächen verbessern könnte. Nehmen Sie ein vorgegebenes Produkt und beschreiben Sie die Kampagne für seine Markteinführung. Schlagen Sie ein neues Produkt vor und beschreiben Sie eine Einführungsstrategie.

    Beide Gespräche wurden von den Gesprächspartnern geführt, ich sollte nur ihre Fragen beantworten, Rückfragen oder Diskussion waren nicht erwünscht. Kein Interesse an meinem persönlichen Hintergrund oder Erfahrungen in der echten Welt. Kein Interesse an nicht standardmäßigen ("Lehrbuch") Antworten. Das Konzept schien sich an Uni-Absolventen zu richten, nicht an Bewerber mit Erfahrung, und sie beschrieben eine ziemlich niedrige Position: wenig Entscheidungsfreiheit für ein Produkt, keine Erklärung zu den Gründen, warum einem ein Produkt zugewiesen wird ("wir entscheiden, was Sie arbeiten können") und so.

    Interview Questions

    • 15 Minuten vom zweiten Gespräch beschäftigten sich mit einer Münz-Denksportaufgabe:

      Sie haben eine Münze und 3 Türen. Wie wählt man eine der drei Türen aus, indem man die Münze wirft? Wie hoch ist die Wahrscheinlichkeit nach dem ausgewählten Algorithmus, jede der drei Türen zu wählen? Kann man ihn so wählen, dass die Wahrscheinlichkeit für alle drei Türen gleich ist?

      Der Gesprächspartner wollte anscheinend keine Lösung hören, die anders war als seine Antwort (oder die im Buch? :)).

      Vorgeschlagener Algorithmus:

      K=Kopf

      Z=Zahl

      Werfen Sie die Münze zweimal:

      KK oder ZZ -> nehmen Sie Tür Nr. 3

      sonst benutzen Sie das Ergebnis des allerersten Wurfs:

      wenn (K1) -> nehmen Sie Tür Nr. 1

      wenn (Z1) -> nehmen Sie Tür Nr. 2

      Ich gebe zu, dass ich diese Frage und die Länge der Zeit, die wir darauf verwendet haben, nicht besonders toll fand. Meiner Meinung nach hätten wir die wirklich kurze Zeit darauf verwenden können, Probleme aus dem echten Leben zu besprechen, die für die Stelle relevant waren, also habe ich versucht, meinen Algorithmus als die "schnelle und einfache" Lösung zu verkaufen und gehofft, dass es dann weitergeht, aber anscheinend war es für meinen Gesprächspartner prinzipiell wichtig, die gleiche Lösung zu finden, die er hatte.   7 Answers

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    One thing that has to be commended is the wonderful care taken by the recruiter in respect of logistics. They were very accomodating of my schedules. The interview was a gruelling 8 hour process of algorithmic puzzles and teasers which leaves you exhausted but also stimulated at the same time

    Interview Questions

    • No question was very difficult. They could all be worked out with some thought. Also the interviewers help you get to the solution   Answer Question

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    Technical Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    some interesting brain teaser sort of questions

    Interview Questions

    • you have one giant cube made of 1000 small cubes(arranged them in 10x10x10) if you put the giant cube into the bucket that filled with water, then how many of small cubes are actually get wet?   9 Answers

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