Google Overview

  • Mountain View, CA
  • 10000+ Employees
  • 1998
  • Company - Public (GOOG)
  • Internet & Web Services
  • $10+ billion (USD)

Since our founding in 1998, Google has grown by leaps and bounds. Starting from two computer science students in a university dorm room, we now have over a hundred thousand employees and over one hundred offices around the world. These Googlers build products that help create ...
Mission: To organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.

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Google Reviews

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Amazing people, amazing culture, very focused on personal development and skills


Very structured, very execution focused
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Diversity & Inclusion at Google

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Diversity Programs & Initiatives

Read our 2022 Diversity Annual Report to understand how we’re making sure every Googler feels seen, connected, supported, and empowered to participate fully.

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...Great pay, fantastic benefits, provided with breakfast and lunch every day, inclusive and supportive, energetic atmosphere, global cultures, competitions, drinks and fruit and snacks available all the time, stunning office, play areas, comfy sofas, given loads of IT, perfect work/life balance, away days and monthly retreats....Read More

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Google Interviews

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Employee Referral21%

  1. Software Engineer Interview

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


    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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To get a job at Google, browse currently open positions and apply for a job near you. Once you get a positive response, make sure to find out about the interview process at Google and prepare for tough questions.

Overall, 90% of employees would recommend working at Google to a friend. This is based on 26,416 anonymously submitted reviews on Glassdoor.

62% of job seekers rate their interview experience at Google as positive. Candidates give an average difficulty score of 3.3 out of 5 (where 5 is the highest level of difficulty) for their job interview at Google.

83% of employees think that Google has a positive business outlook. This is based on anonymous employee reviews submitted on Glassdoor.

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