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Google Intern Interview Questions

Updated 19 Apr 2015
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Application

I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Google.

Interview

After applying through the Google Jobs website, I was reached out to by a member of their People Operations team. I had a short telephone interview with one of the recruiters, then 2 telephone interviews with members of the team I would be joining, and then an offer. The whole process was very well organised and swift.

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  • Questions regarding how you advise partners to use the Google products my team worked with.   Answer Question

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Easy Interview
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Google.

    Interview

    The process was pretty standard - 2 technical phone interviews. I waited 2 weeks for a reply. I am disappointed not because I was not made an offer but because of their attitude - I received an e-mail saying that I was going to be interviewed and 2 days later I received another saying that I was not going to be interviewed. When I asked for an explanation, they said it was because I was graduating the same year, which was clearly not the case as I indicated I was pursuing a Master's degree and I was only going to be available during the summer. I demanded to be redirected to someone in order to complain about this and they resumed my interview process. After each interview I was not given the opportunity to ask any questions, although the engineers were nice.

    Interview Questions

    • I was only asked technical questions associated with algorithms and complexity.   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Google in November 2014.

    Interview

    I had two phone screen interviews. It was my first interview experience. Both interviewers were very much to the point, did not say too much about themselves or ask me anything except to code a solution to an algorithmic problem (both from Cracking the coding interview as I later found out). I found the interviews very impersonal and stressful, although the second was a bit better because the interviewer was guiding me when I did something right and asked me to reconsider when I did something wrong. At the end of both interviews I felt discouraged and just wanted to end the call so I did not ask many (or thoughtful) questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Given a sorted then rotated array, find an element in the array.   1 Answer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Difficult Interview
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Google in January 2014.

    Interview

    Two phone interviews, first was fine. However the second interviewer was very rude didn't take time to introduce themselves to me. Rushed into the coding problem and wasn't not interested in conducting the interview what so ever.

    Interview Questions

    • Make sure you look over the links that the recruiter sends you in detail.   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Google.

    Interview

    I applied via their website and sent them a copy of my CV. I was contacted by a recruiter about 1 week later who then arranged for two phone interviews. After the two phone interviews, I was contacted by my recruiter about 2 weeks later.

    Interview Questions

    • My first interview was a straight forward coding question requiring me to code an algorithm on Google docs. My second interview was more in-depth and asked me several questions, starting with data questions and then moving on to algorithms questions. I panicked and blanked out during the second, more difficult question.   2 Answers
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Google.

    Interview

    I had a phone interview about three weeks after applying. Some of the questions were straightforward behavioral questions and some were difficult brainteaser/coding questions. The interviewer did not seem too impressed with my answers, but she was respectful and answered any questions I had about the company. After the interview I received an email letting me know that they were no longer considering me for the position.

    Interview Questions

    • If everyone in San Francisco started using public transportation to commute to work, how many new buses would city need to purchase?   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
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    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
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    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Google.

    Interview

    I Applied online through their website. heard back from them in 1 week (or 2), which was quite surprising. the guy who schedules my interviews was very nice and answered all my questions regarding the interviews. I had 3 phone interviews each with a different Googler. the first two were really good and the interviewers helped me to get the correct answers and were quite nice and patient. the third one was not so good though as I had difficulty understanding the guy (he had a very strong accent).

    Interview Questions

    • no can do. The questions were quite straightforward though, just need to know how to code in C++ and have a bit of experience in solving routine questions (like string proccesing).   Answer Question
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    Anonymous Employee
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Google.

    Interview

    I had three 45-minute technical interviews in succession. The first interviewer had a very thick and unintelligible accent, and acted angry and disappointed, but the other two made me feel very comfortable. Overall, I got the impression the interviewers were kind and cared.

    Interview Questions

    • Write an algorithm to construct run length encodings of arbitrary strings where repeated instances of the same character get replaced with [number of times character appears] + [character]. For example, "xxxxxx" becomes "6x". It should be unambiguous and the compressed string should always be shorter.   2 Answers
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    Anonymous Employee
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    No Offer
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Google.

    Interview

    It was a three step interview with different guys. I was referred by a current employee. The interviews were back to back and i got tired for the third one. All of them had different field and area. First was UI, second was algorithm, third was Java and OOP.

    Interview Questions

    • Implement a function to copy a linked-list with random pointer.   1 Answer
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    Interview

    I submit the resume online and got the email within 2 weeks, And made a schedule for phone interview. there are 2 interviews in a row and with 2 different engineer for 30 min each. It was technical interview and generally I feel that they are so professional of the interview.

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