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Software Engineering Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Declined Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Google.

Interview

Two back to back phone interviews. First went pretty mediocre, (finished a LC medium, answered complexity questions) and the second went much better, the interviewer and I had a good connection. A week later I was scheduled for a 3rd phone interview to decide the outcome.

Interview Questions

  • 1. Leetcode DFS-type question (finished)
    2. OOP Design questions (finished)   2 Answers

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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Software Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Google.

    Interview

    contacted through email for interview.... then took a technical test ... after that was contacted by the recruiter for 3 1 on 1 phone interviews.... didnt get the offer due to not answering in too much details technically

    Interview Questions

    • was given a 3 timed coding questions   1 Answer

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    Software Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Google (Seattle, WA (US)) in December 2019.

    Interview

    A coding test and some behavioral surveys and questionnaire, followed by 2 technical (coding) phone interviews. After you are technically approved you get into a pool of candidates. Host teams pick and interview candidates out of this pool, mutual interest is required to land an offer.

    Interview Questions

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    Software Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Google in October 2019.

    Interview

    Started with 2 rounds of technicals. Both were phone screens. Had technical difficulties with 1 and that was rescheduled. After these was project matching, wrote a little about myself + interests and waited to match to a team

    Interview Questions


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    Software Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Google in October 2019.

    Interview

    It was a very well organized process with great support from the HR team. After the preliminary coding test, 2 back to back interviews were scheduled in the month of October. The time between the preliminary test and the the interviews was around a month.

    Interview Questions

    • Not allowed to reveal the questions. The topic was graphs.   Answer Question

  5. Helpful (1)  

    Software Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Google (Seattle, WA (US)) in January 2018.

    Interview

    White board interview followed by behavioral interview. Very difficult and lengthy. Felt like I learned a lot though. Tested on a broad range of topics and felt like I was able to solve a very challenging coding question.

    Interview Questions

    • Calendar sorting with intervals and lists   1 Answer

  6. Helpful (34)  

    Software Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Application

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

    Interview

    had two phone interviews. Both interviews consist of coding for given problems. Only coding..not asked my research or interest area even though I am a phd candidate who mainly research on specific topic.

    Interview Questions


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    Software Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Google.

    Interview

    Got interview from recruiter, since I had participated in one of Google's summer programs. I was scheduled 2 interviews one after the other on the same day. My interviewers were very friendly and down-to-earth.

    Interview Questions

    • Given an array of (unsorted) integers, arrange them such that a < b > c < d > e... etc.   7 Answers
    • I noted Python as my language of choice and was thus asked a lot about it, including libraries I had not used before. So whatever language you pick, make sure you're an expert on it!   Answer Question
  8. Helpful (2)  

    Software Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Google.

    Interview

    The hardest part was getting offered the interviews. I applied through the website as well as emailed a contact from my university - about 3-4 weeks later, I heard back from a recruiter. I had two technical phone interviews (not too bad - I felt like luck had a factor) followed by a longer host-matching period. I just went with the first host that contacted me because I liked the position and didn't want to risk not getting an offer in the end.

    Interview Questions

    • Under NDA - can't talk about these. Reviewing your algorithms book won't hurt, however.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Didn't feel the need to negotiate.


  9. Helpful (1)  

    Software Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I interviewed at Google in February 2014.

    Interview

    I applied for this job and in a month was contacted by a recruiter. He has set two technical interviews one after another and let me choose the date. Both interviews were tech screens (in Google Hangouts), took approximately 45 minutes and had identically the same structure - first 3-4 minutes interviewer introduces himself and lets you quickly introduce yourself, then he asks you one programming question, you need to code your solution in Google doc so that he sees your performance. After that you discuss possible bugs and time/space complexity (pay attention to it, that's really important).

    Interview Questions

    • Some basic question - in the solution you just need to apply some rule to change the array order   2 Answers

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