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  • www.google.com
  • Mountain View, CA
  • 10000+ Employees
  • 1998
  • Company - Public (GOOG)
  • Internet
  • $10+ billion (USD)

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Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2021(#4), 2020(#1), 2019(#13), 2018(#1), 2017(#13), 2016(#8), 2015(#1)

Top CEOs: 2019(#24), 2017(#4), 2015(#1)

Google Reviews

4.5
91%
Recommend to a Friend
95%
Approve of CEO
Sundar Pichai
Sundar Pichai
4,218 Ratings
Top CEOs 2019
5.0
Current Employee, less than 1 year

"manager"

16 May 2021 - Project Manager in London, England, England

Pros

nice working environment and good salaries

Cons

very nice working environment around
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Diversity & Inclusion at Google

4.4
(2710 reviews)

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Google Interviews

Experience
Positive62%
Negative15%
Neutral23%
Getting an Interview
Applied online44%
Employee Referral22%
Recruiter22%
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  1. Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Application

    I applied through an employee referral I interviewed at Google (Mountain View, CA) in Apr 2014

    Interview

    Direct onsite because I interviewed in the past and did well that time. From the time I sent my resume to interview day: 2 weeks. From interview day to offer over the phone: 2 weeks.

    The syllabus for the interviews is very clear and simple:
    1) Dynamic Programming
    2) Super recursion (permutation, combination,...2^n, m^n, n!...etc. type of program. (NP hard, NP programs)
    3) Probability related programs
    4) Graphs: BFS/DFS are usually enough
    5) All basic data structures from Arrays/Lists to circular queues, BSTs, Hash tables, B-Trees, and Red-Black trees, and all basic algorithms like sorting, binary search, median,...
    6) Problem solving ability at a level similar to TopCoder Division 1, 250 points. If you can consistently solve these, then you are almost sure to get in with 2-weeks brush up.
    7) Review all old interview questions in Glassdoor to get a feel. If you can solve 95% of them at home (including coding them up quickly and testing them out in a debugger + editor setup), you are in good shape.
    8) Practice coding--write often and write a lot. If you can think of a solution, you should be able to code it easily...without much thought.
    9) Very good to have for design interview: distributed systems knowledge and practical experience.
    10) Good understanding of basic discrete math, computer architecture, basic math.
    11) Coursera courses and assignments give a lot of what you need to know.
    12) Note that all the above except the first 2 are useful in "real life" programming too!

    Interview 1:
    Graph related question and super recursion

    Interview 2:
    Design discussion involving a distributed system with writes/reads going on at different sites in parallel.

    Interview 3:
    Array and Tree related questions

    Interview 4:
    Designing a simple class to do something. Not hard, but not easy either. You need to know basic data structures very well to consider different designs and trade-offs.

    Interview 5:
    Dynamic programming,
    Computer architecture and low level perf. enhancement question which requires knowledge of Trees, binary search, etc.

    At the end, I wasn't tired and rather enjoyed the discussions. I think the key was long term preparation and time spent doing topcoder for several years (on and off as I enjoy solving the problems).

    Conclusion: "It's not the best who win the race; it's the best prepared who win it."
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