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Mountain View, CA (US)
10000+ employees
1998
Company - Public (GOOG)
Internet
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Microsoft, Apple, Facebook
Google is not a conventional company, and we don’t intend to become one. True, we share attributes with the world’s most successful organizations – a focus on innovation and smart business practices comes to mind – but even as we continue ... Read more

Mission: Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.

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    I worked at Google full-time

    Pros

    Amazing people
    Great benefits
    Interesting work
    Opportunities galore

    Cons

    You're forever in meetings
    The quarterly nature of the business makes it feel like you're on a hamster wheel sometimes if you don't get proactive

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Google Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Google in March 2014.

    Interview

    The first phone interview consists of making the interviewee comfortable with some banter.
    Then Some technical questions which lead into a coding question in a google doc.
    Once finished you should walk through one or two sample questions.

    Don't fret if you don't know a library name, but get the syntax of your language correct.
    Make sure you have a solid knowledge of basic data structures and algorithms.
    Always cater for corner cases.
    Knowing about how threadding and distributed computing is always a benefit, but it depends largely upon your interviewer.

    Interview Questions

    • Code a hashmap which you would be happy to place into a production environment.   Answer Question
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Google Awards & Accolades

  • Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2014
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For(#1), Fortune, 2012
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