Google Intern Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 21, 2014
Updated Aug 21, 2014
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Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Sydney
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney
Application Details

I interviewed online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Google in October 2012.

Interview Details

2x phone interviews with Software Engineers after a barrier interview with a recruiter. All fairly simple interview questions (cause intern), mainly technical. Spent a fair bit of time just chatting about what they did.

Interview Questions
  • Write a recursive function to calculate pascal's pyramid numbers. (Actually easy).
    Also open-ended knowledge questions.
      Answer Question
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

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    Anonymous Employee  in  Sydney
    Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Google.

    Interview Details

    I had three rounds of phone interviews. I made some mistake in the second round.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Sydney
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Google in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    The interview stage was composed of a phone interview and two one-hour coding sessions on a shared document.
    The phone interview included 2-4 general questions and about 8 technical questions.
    The coding interviews were composed of 2 programming problems and related theoretical questions
    Coding questions were as seen on websites such as codejam and ACM

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    There were 5 interviews:
    -Outsourced Recruiting company (Cia de Talentos)
    -English interview with an outsourced english teacher
    -HR at Google (on site)
    -Manager Interview #1 (Hangout)
    -Manager Interview #2 (Hangout)

    There is no silver bullet. You have to prepare yourself a lot, on topics like:
    -Logic thinking and critical reasoning
    -How Google makes money
    -Google Products, especially AdWords
    -Yourself: how does your previous experiences qualifies you for the job; how your values fits with the company's (there is no liying here. Literally be yourself, they will notice if you don't)

    Interview Questions
    • Estimate the number of queries at Google's Search Engine in Brazil for the expression "English Language School"   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Anonymous Employee  in  Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Google.

    Interview Details

    The process was the standard Google process.

    CV shortlisting > 3 rounds of interview > result

    The toughest part is the period of waiting in the 3 interviews as the results come after all the 3. So I advice people to be calm and don't think about the previous interview as it's an objective decision. ie if 2 out of 3 interviews like you, you get the role.

    Interview Questions
    • What different perspective will you bring to the company products ?   View Answers (2)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Google.

    Interview Details

    They asked me to interview with them, so I did. They asked me a bunch of algorithms questions. I answered them. They decided not to hire me. womp womp. It was all on the computer and rather standard for google. They seemed very machine like. I'm not a huge fan to be quite honest.

    Interview Questions
    • I had a question about implementing memmove. That part was easy. Then they wanted me to make copies faster (than word at a time), in C, while still being ANSI compliant. This is impossible. I know plenty of non portable solutions in assembly. They didn't seem to understand that the code they wanted from me was not correct.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Interview Details – I applied online and hear back within a few weeks. Interview process took 1 month, I had 2 rounds of interviews. All interviews were over the phone, the interviewers were very polite and friendly.

    Interview Questions
    • Interview Question – Describe your favorite Google product . I talked about Google Maps.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Anonymous Employee in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Google in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    1. CV online
    2.Google Fit Challenge: 10 easy questions to evaluate if your profile fits to Google's profile.
    3. HR interview (not from Google)
    4. 2 interviews with people from Google

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Accra (Ghana)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Accra (Ghana)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Google in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    Two on-site interviews and one phone interview

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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