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I applied through other source. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Google in February 2018.
Very recently, I was very excited when Google headhunted me for a vacancy they have, however this excitement disappeared very quickly due to the events that followed...
I have only had 2 interviews so far, and have been advised that a 3rd/4th round are still to take place (if I am successful). The rounds I have had so far are 1 telephone round, and recently a face-to-face round. The telephone interview was sent to me as a Google Hangout, so video conference interview and I logged onto the portal, had my video platform ready and emailed the interviewer 20 minutes after the proposed start time, to get a reply 10 minutes later (so 30 minutes late by this point) stating that it shouldn't have been sent as a Hangout, couldn't find my mobile number (albeit having my resume and cover letter), and was another 5 minutes before I received a telephone call. First impressions are everything, even if being interviewed by Google!
The 2nd round face to face, I got to the office almost exactly 15 minutes before the interview, as stated in the invite/email, and was made to wait until 28 minutes after the proposed time before the interviewer came to greet me, with no apology or reasoning given to being late (now the 2nd very late interview from Google). The interviewer asked a number of Cognitive Ability questions, to which I answered in detail and to the best of my ability, and close to the hour mark, she kept looking at her watch (probably 5-10 times, obviously keen to get out of the office as it was close to 5pm)!
It has been 2 weeks since this interview and I have heard nothing back!!!
Overall, if I am successful from this round, I will more than likely (99%) decline any proposal to continue to a 3rd round as what has been displayed so far, has by no means, been demoralizing and not impressive on any level - I SERIOUSLY CANNOT BELIEVE I AM SAYING THIS ABOUT GOOGLE!!!