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Google Sales Interview Questions

Updated Jan 24, 2017
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Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
No Offer
Negative Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied in-person. I interviewed at Google (New York, NY) in December 2016.

Interview

Multiple phone interviews with internal recruiters who are gatekeepers. Next round with hiring manager to discuss domain knowledge, experience and fit for the role. Next round brought the marathon (4) 45-minute interviews stacked on top of each other. Was lucky to do this in person but they also do them via Hangout.

Interview Questions

  • You're asked to join a meeting where you know nothing about the topic and everyone is more senior than you, how do you participate and lead?   Answer Question
  • you can invest in 3 google products. which 3, why those 3, and what would you do to improve them?   Answer Question
  • tell about time when a customer presented a challenging problem to you that couldn't be solved right then?   Answer Question
  • tell about a time you delighted a customer, what did you do?   Answer Question

Other Interview Reviews for Google

  1. Helpful (7)  

    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    Challenging but enjoyable. A lot was actually done over the phone, before an in person interview was used. Very good people to be dealing with! Was very happy with the overall process and a good company to work for

    Interview Questions


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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Google (New York, NY) in February 2016.

    Interview

    Standard interview questions (your background experience, why you're looking for a new position) as well as abstract questions to determine how you think and your ability to analyze and process abstract concepts.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you think will be the next big innovation in Google's technology?   2 Answers

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    Sales Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Google (Mountain View, CA) in October 2015.

    Interview

    Hard, you go through a cognitive ability interview where they ask you hypothetical questions that don't necessarily have an answer. Point of doing this is to see how you think and handle situations. I lost the job here I believe, questions were ridiculous.

    Interview Questions

    • Google is looking to occupy 2 of the top floors in a 100 story building. The only way up to the 99th and 100th floor is by taking an elevator. The lower 98 floors belong to other companies, how would you design the elevator?   1 Answer

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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Google in January 2015.

    Interview

    First a recruiter reached out to me. After expressing interest, there was a phone screen where the recruiter asked some brain teasers. Two one on one phone interviews followed that included practical questions to see how I solve common problems that you come across in sales. I didn't make it past phone interviews.

    Interview Questions


  6. Helpful (4)  

    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Application

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

    Interview

    I submitted through Google website then got an email to set up an interview. The interview was through Google Hang-out and it was approx 45 minutes. It was fairly difficult and required a lot of preparation.

    Interview Questions


  7.  

    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    I had 1 call with the recruiter, followed by a call with the hiring manager, followed by an in-person meetings with 4 Sales Managers (or Head of Industry members).

    Overall, they asked mostly intuitive and logical questions that were relevant to the role. All questions that you would expect for a Sales role. No surprises there. There were a couple logic questions, but they were very logical and focused on the thought process. Again, most of these questions were very logical and relevant to the role so I thought they were very valid.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you a hard word worker?

      What do you think about debates?  
      Answer Question

  8. Helpful (12)  

    Sales Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Google (Mountain View, CA) in October 2011.

    Interview

    Recruiter contacted me and set up initial phone interview. Simple, basic questions like why do you want to work here. Followed up with a 1:1 interview with three team members, each being 30-minute interviews. They were nice and friendly, with the exception of one, who just seemed to be looking at her laptop the whole time without looking up. Pretty rude if you ask me. Overall though, good experience.

    Interview Questions


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    Sales Interview

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

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Google (Mountain View, CA) in April 2011.

    Interview

    Straightforward phone interview. Was asked questions about interests and potential for fit in the team.

    Interview Questions


  10. Helpful (14)  

    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Google (Boston, MA) in February 2011.

    Interview

    I met a mid-level manager at Google who was very kind and offered to forward my resume if I was interested in working at Google. I had never really thought about going to work there; obviously I had heard great things about the work environment, the quality of the work and the widespread ability to move horizontally across departments. So I forwarded my resume to that person and within two and half weeks I got contacted via email and set up my first interview.

    My first round was a phone interview: a simple sanity check and it lasted about 20 minutes. They asked basic questions about me and my interests, my past work experiences. The traditional:
    your strengths?
     weaknesses?
     a difficult work situation and how did you handle it?
    why do you want to work at google?

    At the end of the interview I was told what google products to brush up on and given an brief outline of what my next interview would entail.

    The Second Interview was again completed by phone. It took place a week and half later. We quickly went over my background again.
    -We then jumped into the range of products I would be marketing or selling.
    -I was given a case study on how I would quantify the number potential leads for this range of products.
    -I was then told to do a mock sale. With the interviewer being the owner of a small/medium business and myself trying to sell him or get him interested in the google product

    Interview Questions

    • If you had to change any of the featured products in product that you would be in charge of selling, what would those be and why?   Answer Question

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