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Updated 28 Sep 2014
Updated 28 Sep 2014
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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Associate Account Strategist (Wroclaw) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Google.

    Interview Details

    I got called to an phone interview due to a referral of a friend who works at Google.
    It was a 30 min phone, and we speak 30% of the time in English and 70% in Spanish.

    It was a very friendly and casual chat.

    They asked me:
    - Why should Google hire you?
    - Why do you want to work for Google?
    - Do you have experience with Adwords?
    - List your 3 best advantages of using Adwords?
    - Explain me Adwords like I was 5 years old.
    - Tell me about a situation you had to you deal with an angry client and how did you solve it.

    They told me they would get in contact with me within a week.
    (it only passed 3 days when I wrote this post)

    Interview Questions
    • -What is favourite Google Product and what would you improve on it ?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Associate, Online Sales & Operations Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied through a reference, got a call phone interview 2 week later. Phone call interview is general question about individuals. 1 week later got a SKype interview with Head of department

    Interview Questions
    • If you have a magic bean, which aspect would you change of Google adword?   Answer Question
    No Offer
  3.  

    Quantitative Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    On-site interview at their London office. Had 3 interviews in total, 2 of them were video conferences. Each was 45 minutes. Everyone was very nice. They tried to gauge how much you know and if you don't know a particular area, they'll ask something easier. So it's hard to say how much I could have done more to land the job.

    Interview Questions
    • Ask about GLM, how to deal with large number of variables, economic experiments   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at Google.

    Interview Details

    It was phone first interview. They want see if you are smart. You can use paper to write down and think. .don't know what else. Nothing to add to already written

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Google in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Through friend's referral. Made it through first two rounds. First with Hr in India then with Hiring Manager. Very informal and relaxed atmosphere. Asked about CV and pitch sales for adword product.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Account Strategist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Google.

    Interview Details

    I had a lot of calls from the hiring manager based out of UK. They asked a lot of information about my grades in university / college. They also wanted to know if I blog, so its best to have a blog done before you apply.
    As a lot of emphasis is put on grades, its best to position your strong academic skills before them.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 months - interviewed at Google in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied in November 2013
    HR got in touch in March 2014
    First phone interview in April 2014
    Second in May 2014
    5 On-site interviews in July 2014

    HR was super nice.
    One out of the 5 on-site interviewers was super unfriendly (and just came out of the shower w/ wet hair). She presented a graph problem which I considered my speciality. It had one tweak which she explained very badly. I asked her to reexplain the tweak twice. Then I was like "I understood it that way. So I'd do it this way. What do you think?". She then told me to "just implement it". I implemented it very fast. In the meantime, she read my CV. When I concluded, she looked at the code (which was probably 15-20 LoC). She then noticed that the way I handled the tweak was different to what she said. So she was like: "I told you to do it that way. What did you do there?". While I felt a little offended because if she had put a little more effort in explaining it I would have gotten it right away. Her version would have been even easier to implement.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Developer Advocate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Google in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Two phone calls, one from the hiring manager and the second one from the manager of the team that was hiring you. The hiring manager said that I was a very good fit for the sole so they wanted to move forward with an interview.

    The second interview, by the manager of the team they were hiring for, was good, but not that great. The interviewer was not very friendly, but the interview was ok overall.

    At the end they didn't move forward, they wanted someone who was busy 100% of their time coding. Not me for sure, despite that was my background.

    Interview Questions
    • Algorithm to verify whether a number is prime or not   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Research Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Google in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    They made initial contact via email, then face to face over Hangout. After this I was invited for a 'Quiz' which I was told would last 2 hours. It was on Stats, Math, Computer Programming and Machine Learning. It took 4 hours in total.
    A week later I was told that for the current open positions they needed someone stronger at math, so to get in touch when I felt more confident. I'm in the process of brushing up my math.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Grant Manager, Google Org Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    They have a very well designed job application system, with all of their jobs listed clearly on their site with clear descriptions. As you would expect from Google, the user experience of submitting an application is very good.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer

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