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PM in Boulder in Broomfield, Colorado

89 months ago

They ran me through half a dozen phone and in person interviews. Said that I had all the skills they need... but they did not have the courtesey to call back and close on the interview one way or the other. Their recruiting process is seriously broke! But that may be OKay if people are lining up to work there. The people seemed really nice and very sharp there.

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Fred Bosick in Ann Arbor, Michigan

88 months ago

I did a phone interview for a server room monkey position last Fall. Admittedly there were some IP protocol questions I could not answer. Fine, but I wasn't interviewing for a network job. Then the interviewer asked some really annoying basic questions about PC hardware, and some inane questions about which linux distro I liked. All this from a speaker phone connection. I'm sure his feet were on the desk and he was leaning back in his chair. That bugged me for some reason. I'm sure Google is still pretty cool, but I think the recently hired staff, not in CA, are lording it over prospective employees. That will bite them in the ass eventually.

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Sunny LA in Sherman Oaks, California

88 months ago

I interviewed for a sales position in Los Angeles and it was horrible from the start. The door to the building was not working and no one was picking up the phone in reception. I was late to my interview and so was the person I was supposed to meet with. He decided to stay home that day and not tell anyone. Then I was supposed to have my 4th round interview with someone in Irvine, but he was scheduled to be in Santa Monica that day. And after all that, I got a call from HR that the hiring process was on hold and they were unsure of how they were staffing. I am sure it is an amazing company to work for, but their recruiting process has little to be desired.

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Joel in Leominster, Massachusetts

88 months ago

As always with any corporation the bottom line is the bucks and they way the upper management see it is that if you don't like it then screw because there are thousands of desperates out there with mortgages and car payments who at some point just need to get a paycheck...The greed begets greed and the money stays in the board rooms

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MARY GILFORD in Oakland, California

87 months ago

GOOGLE IS LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO DO NOT RESPRESENT THE POPULATION. A PERSON WHO GOES STATE SCHOOL AND WORKS AT THE SAME TIME IS PROBABLY MORE QUALIFIED THAN THE RICH KID THAT GOES TO THE BEST SCHOOLS IN THE NATION. IT IS MISSING THE POINT AND MISSING OUT ON PEOPLE WHO ARE HARD WORKING AND HAVE GREAT PEOPLE SKILLS AND HAVE THE HARD EARNED LIFE SKILLS.

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anon in Oakland, California

87 months ago

As a paid Google customer I received the very same treatment that they gave me when I applied with the company....

I only received confirmation notices.

This says many things about the company. To sum it up - they don't do what they say they do. Very bad business practices.

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Jai in San Jose, California

87 months ago

I've both submitted my resume to Google and have been contacted to apply for a job. They contacted me 2 months later and did several phone interviews with me. I have a Ph.D., 20 years experience in my field, and excellent references, but that still wasn't good enough. I received a No thank you by email. I don't respond to their emails anymore. These folks are just too arrogant. Good luck when the stock crashes.

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cpu in Oakland, California

86 months ago

They advertise for a hardware (Yes, HARDWARE) integrated circuit logic designer and then give you a set form of questions about your software expertise. Needless to say, with over 25 years of digital logic design I didn't even get past the automated software rejection.

The stockmarket has seriously overvalued Google as a company.

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Unknown in East Bay, California in Memphis, Tennessee

86 months ago

I applied for the Administrative Assistant position for Google in late November 2006. They had an Administrative Event Day where they invited qualified candidates to join them. First it was a phone interview, and then a couple weeks later I was invited to attend. We were required to take a Logics portion test that is similiar to the LSAT and there was an essay question as well. I passed with flying colors and then was interviewed by 2 Googlers who gave me great reviews "from what my recruiter had mentioned." I waited 2 months before I got any a response from everyone. I kept on hounding them and interviewed with one VP who didn't like my response to where I saw myself in 5 years. They did try to place me with other VP's and managers for interviews, but when it came down to it, I wasn't qualified because of my GPA--which was a B.S. in Biology (nothing related to this position). I graduated from a top flight university (UC Berkeley), with over 7 years of Administrative Assistant experience and the support of my current managers and that was still not enough to get me in the door. So why did they make me go through all that time and effort if they knew that I wasn't qualified in the beginning??? And no where, in the job description did it mention you needed a 4.0 to get the job.

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none in Belmont, California

86 months ago

cpu in Oakland, California said: They advertise for a hardware (Yes, HARDWARE) integrated circuit logic designer and then give you a set form of questions about your software expertise. Needless to say, with over 25 years of digital logic design I didn't even get past the automated software rejection.

The stockmarket has seriously overvalued Google as a company.

It seems like they have no idea what job you're applying for. when you ask them what the job will require it seems like noone knows exactly what you will be doing. If there's no real direction to their recruiting then it doesn't make sense to waste people's time. Most engineers with experience shouldn't even bother with google.

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Louise Kalechstein

86 months ago

I agree with you, when they heard that I went to a state university, they practically threw up on the phone. I have a graduate degree and a 4.0 average, I was just interviewing for a sales position, I have 15 years experience in New York,
they told me they didn't want me.....

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Scott in Dallas, Texas

86 months ago

Romy Ransom in Chicago, Illinois said: I AGREE WITH YOU!!! I have tried several times to apply for the administrative assistant position which has been posted for more than a year! I have a very hard time believing that they can't find a qualified person for this position. I would like for someone to have them investigated by the attorney general for their hiring practices.

Probably because they want to hire people on H1B visas. It's the latest trend. They have to post an ad and then they claim that they "can't find anyone qualified". They go crying to the gov't for an H1B just to save $. It's quite the scam.

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Average Joe in Morgan Hill, California

86 months ago

Google is overated.

The HR from Google works with random recruiting services as well. I had a phone interview scheduled for 2 weeks. Apparently the HR random from Google was from East Coast and had me get up at 7AM 3 times ... just so she can say a lame excuse that she was sick all the time.

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c in New York

85 months ago

I am thankful for this forum. I applied for an admin assistant position last week. If they contact me, I'm going to turn them down before they have the chance to turn me down, which it seems they will since I have 12 years of experience but only a 3.94 GPA from an unknown school.

I'm willing to bet that they are guilty of age discrimination but are careful enough not to get sued for such.

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Fred Bosick in Detroit, Michigan

85 months ago

"I'm willing to bet that they are guilty of age discrimination but are careful enough not to get sued for such."

I would not be surprised in the least! Cisco does the same thing but calls it the college program. These bozos will soon be populated by brash, ADHD, tattooed corporate climbers and then wonder why turnover and psych benefit costs are skyrocketting.

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MacG in Atlanta, Georgia

85 months ago

The Logistics Specialist job is a regular posting....not encouraging at all.

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Noname Googler in Fremont, California

85 months ago

I can understand why interviewing at Google was frustrating but much of what you are saying just isn't so. Google isn't using interviewing as a research tool to get information. But, the process is broken, in my opinion. I was a recruiter at Google and I will tell you that it is very difficult to get hired there. You don't need a 4.0 GPA but you do need a 3.0 and, depending on the group and the mood of the hiring committees, you may need a 3.4 or even a 3.6 if you didn't go to a "top tier" school. It is frustrating to find the "perfect" candidate, only to be told by the hiring manager to not even bring the person in to interview because a 3.2 from San Jose State is not hireable. Many of the recruiters and hiring managers are also frustrated but the process is run by hiring committees and they can do/say whatever they want. I think an excellent software coder can get in with lower GPAs if he/she is a "rock star". The recruiters are often handling so many job reqs and candidates that it is difficult to get to everybody but, there is no excuse for not telling a candidate the status of their application.

Ex-Google Recruiter

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Styli in Los Gatos, California

85 months ago

Yes Google is overrated! Everybody knows it! And I've heard that they hire ONLY if you have the Status Quo/Cliché degree from a POSH IVY SCHOOL, it applies for men. If you wear a skirt and good looking (woman wise) they'll hire even if you are still at a Junior College under 2.0 GPA and barely speak English. I know it because I used to date one of those chicks.

Please enough with the excuses it's deplorable and lame. We all know it how discriminatory things are at Corporate level.

I also heard that some google people are going to yahoo as well ..... but only to find out that yahoo has about the same mentality, issues and culture.

Seriously it does not take a Rocket Scientist to work for .com corporations especially in the Marketing, HR, Sales and Customer Service/Support Departments.

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Blue Horshoe in Melbourne, Australia

79 months ago

Well I guess reading the above makes me feel a little better. I got contact by google out the blue from my online resume and had the first phone interview and went really well in it.. I'm a network/ip test person with a lot of experience in the field and a lot of programing experience with network traffic generation etc. Before the second interview I studied the above fields and the fields I was asked about in the first interview. I studied for a couple of weeks so spent a fair but of time preparing. Second interview came...and not a single thing I had studied was useful as they asked questions about stack algorithms etc and thinsg I didn't think related to my posision at all. Even so I did ok I thought as I knew some of the theory. But some questions I didn't really know and afterward I googled for the 'right' anser and still couldn't find it! Anyway, a week later came the thanks-but-no-thanks email. I replied saying I understand etc etc but that I'd really appreciate knowing where I may of fallen short so I can improve myself and my qualifications either for another google job one day or any other job. I sent this to both the person who sent the rejection email and also to the original recruiter. I haven't heard anthing since. I have no idea how they expect people to improve if they don't say where ones weaknesses is..even if it's only what they perceive as weaknesses. Anyway, after the hours I put in studying I was rather POed... surely they could take 10 second to reply, even if it's saying it isn't company policy to give the details I was asking for. I know where I'll be telling them to put their jobs if I'm contacted by them again.

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No Name in San Jose in Hayward, California

79 months ago

Wow! After reading these post I am thinking twice again about applying at Google. I keep submitted my resume for the Administrative Assistance positions but haven't heard anything back yet. Whats up with this positions. They keep posting the same position over and over and I can't tell if it's a different one since they dont have a job ID #.

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Noname Googler in Fremont, California

79 months ago

When I was at Google last year, they were always looking for admin assistants so the req always stayed open. If you don't have a 3.2+ from an elite school or a 3.6 from a "regular" school like San Jose State, your resume will not be considered (see me posting above). Concerning the posting a couple above this one, I agree that the recruiters should at least answer your email and tell you something. Almost for sure, though, he/she does not know the reason you didn't get an offer. Either the engineers decided you didn't fit technically or the hiring committee said no for any reason they feel like. If the reason if GPA, they will surely not tell you although I have gone out in the parking lot and called candidates on my cell phone to give them the real story. I hated the way Google makes hiring decisions and am glad to be out of there.

ex-Google Recruiter

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Styli in Los Gatos, California

79 months ago

Yes school is important BUT now days it is becoming more and more irrelevant as I know people with degrees jobless and chillin' with their girlfriend, wife and/or back with their parents.

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John_D_42 in Ohio

79 months ago

@ex-Google Recruiter: Are you talking about specific positions, or just in general for all positions?

I ask because I remember reading something on the site, in the jobs area, that said something to the effect of...

"We really try to look for people who are creative problem solvers, and truley enjoy working with technology, and solving tricky technical problems, more than we care about the exact listed requirements for the position"

In your experience it that just complete BS?

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Noname Googler in Fremont, California

79 months ago

My guess is that those comments are correct if you're talking about software development engineers. For everybody else, in my experience, that is just BS. They care very much about the requirements and they care very, very much about the GPA.

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GreenBlue in Danvers

79 months ago

Hi, I do not know the specifics of your industry but did see that there were a few new (cutting edge) Platform programs out there that were making google obsolete. Google's response when interviewed was they were not worried and were working on their own cutting edge developments. They seemed worried. (at least to me) It maybe that the idea's (new) evolving seem to be sidesteping ownership ($$$$) and potential profits (control/supply/demand=billablity/revenus)and Google is entering a new phase of Company growth (not cash cow but dinosaurous). They say the dino's are now birds. Perhaps Google will learn to fly but why wouldn't they just sell off and start a new enterprise with their (?real/imagined) new Platform. Overhead vs Branding. The name history alone would back a new venture. Just my Opinion.

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Noname Googler in Fremont, California

79 months ago

MadAtGoogle in San Mateo, California said: I was interviewed for a Product Manager position.

I was told that I have all the necessary skills and qualifications (I have 2 Masters degrees) but that they do not have a suitable position for which I would be a fit. If they didnt really have a position why was I intervied ? I cannot think of any reason other than that they waste my time!!

That is how they act when they find out that the candidate's GPA is less than is acceptable. This is a moving target and changes as the moods of the hiring committees change.

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admin in Bay Area, California

79 months ago

They wasted my time with phone interviews. Why did they call me in the first place. They must have liked my 10 years admin experience. But when asked if I had a degree and I said no, the call was cut short. Now if I had a BS degree, why would I want to be an administrative assistant.

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Styli in Los Gatos, California

78 months ago

bottom line the economy is not doing too well, all these interviews with all companies are just cover-ups, it's a HR dream actually. And, about all the software engineering stuff is BS as well; as an engineer what BS "projects" can you do once every 3 months while cruising on the net 24/7 of the time? The real "software engineers" come from Eastern Europe and some from India; and even then Microsoft is all over them.

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John_D_42 in Ohio

78 months ago

So basically, with only a 1 year diploma from a reputable tech school, (No Degree) and 5 years experience as a programmer, and sole Network Admin** for a small company, (30+ PC's, 4 linux servers, 130+ dumb terminals) -- then I shouldn't even bother applying for the "lowest of the low" at Google. Does that sound correct?

**They outsourced IT needs, until I started working there. I helped them migrate from HP MPE/iX to linux, and streamlined and automated a lot of stuff for them, as well as organized and documented, the previous chaos that was their network. Teaching myself along the way, with only forums to help me out, when I would get stuck.

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ct in Stanford, California

74 months ago

Annoyed in Detroit, Michigan said: Google has interviewed you me many times over and does the same thing every time. They tell me that I have all the skills they need, have me go through multiple phone interviews, and then never call me back. I do not take calls from them anymore.

My friend actually had a similar experience, he had the same interview for twice, the people there apparently like him but looks like he's rejected by the headquarters review committee

- Eric
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Noname Googler in Fremont, California

74 months ago

This is actually true, but only of software developers. They have a better deal than anybody else.

ex-Recruiter @ Google

John_D_42 in Ohio said: @ex-Google Recruiter: Are you talking about specific positions, or just in general for all positions?

I ask because I remember reading something on the site, in the jobs area, that said something to the effect of...

"We really try to look for people who are creative problem solvers, and truley enjoy working with technology, and solving tricky technical problems, more than we care about the exact listed requirements for the position"

In your experience it that just complete BS?

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Noname Googler in Fremont, California

74 months ago

Yes, you should not bother to apply. If you were a well-known superstar in the programming world, you would have a good chance, though.

EGR

John_D_42 in Ohio said: So basically, with only a 1 year diploma from a reputable tech school, (No Degree) and 5 years experience as a programmer, and sole Network Admin** for a small company, (30+ PC's, 4 linux servers, 130+ dumb terminals) -- then I shouldn't even bother applying for the "lowest of the low" at Google. Does that sound correct?

**They outsourced IT needs, until I started working there. I helped them migrate from HP MPE/iX to linux, and streamlined and automated a lot of stuff for them, as well as organized and documented, the previous chaos that was their network. Teaching myself along the way, with only forums to help me out, when I would get stuck.

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Anon34 in Bay Area, California

74 months ago

For some reason, though Google has successfully launched incredibly products, their HR department is pretty bad. Their recruiting process is AWFUL.

Let me tell you about my experience interviewing with Google:

The entire process was drawn out over months for no reason other than they delayed phone screens and on-site interviews and at one point I e-mailed the recruiter and she apologized for not getting back to me because she was too busy! It was a waste of time to say the least.

The recruiting staff is very friendly, and this is the only upside. But they focus heavily on GPA and brainteasers and trying to figure out your IQ level by quickly throwing out random questions and not giving you time to think about them. It is ridiculous. I know that I was nervous and completely surprised by what I was asked and yet they weigh it very heavily. They should do a written test instead.

The people that interview you are SO YOUNG. Some of them are not even managers and have little work experience, and yet somehow they are suppossed to determine whether or not you are suitable for the company? Are you serious?

And then I was told there are committees of people that review your file. And mind you, these are people that have never even met you. I'm sure they can easily glance at your school or GPA or suppossed IQ level and just toss you out.

But what is happening here is that robots end up working for Google. They are the products of ivy league schools, and call themselves out of the box, innovative thinkers when they are in fact far from it (except for engineers). Just take a look at their recruiting process - they obviously hired the WRONG people to be in charge of Human Resources because they need to implement change to judge people based on other characteristics than how accurately they can answer a math question during an interview.

So, suck it Google. You miss out on all the real talent.

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Noname Googler in Fremont, California

74 months ago

I never saw any IQ scores, not did I hear of any test results being considered. But, you're right. They can toss out for your GPA, school, attitude, grammar mistake on your resume or anything else.

Also, it's not the HR Manager that decided this practice, rather it seems to come right from the top; i.e. the founders.

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Anon34 in Bay Area, California

74 months ago

But the HR Managers should do something to implement change. That is the problem that Google has! They talk about "out of the box thinking" and "innovation" but they fail to implement this in their internal structure. Their recruiting process is anything but out of the box and it relies heavily on statistics that say nothing about a person other than they are robots that study all the time and know how to take tests. I agree that they need smart enginers and such. But for non-technical positions, such as marketing and hr and advertising they need more creative people with different types of skills.

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Noname Googler in Fremont, California

74 months ago

Agreed, on all points!

ex-Google Recruiter

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Noname Googler in Fremont, California

73 months ago

I asked a recruiting manager at Google if we were supposed to be claiming overtime and he told me that we should not be claiming it. He said that everybody should be able to finish their work in 40 hours per week. I told him that, in fact, everyone in his group were working an hour or two overtime everyday but they weren't claiming it because they weren't allowed to claim it. He never responded to that.

Ex-Google Recruiter

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Noname Googler in Fremont, California

71 months ago

Two comments. Google can afford to be super selective for many positions but even those that are very hard-to-find people (like superstar enterprise salesmen), they are still eliminating excellent candidates that earned a 2.99 GPA 25 years ago.

There is no set number or people interviewed for a position. There are usually a lot of candidates for any one position, though.

Noname Recruiter

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cuy in Pasedona, California

64 months ago

This is what you get from a company that is only inwardly focused and uses inexperienced people to conduct telephone interviews:

Interview was scheduled by the HR but the UNNAMED interviewer, a google employee, never honored the scheduled interview - HR rescheduled the interview several time and never gave out the interviewers name.

Later I learnt that comments were added to show that an interview was conducted over the telephone. Since then I had been referred by Google employees for other positions but never been scheduled for an interview though several years had passed. I learnt that this is because of remarks in my profile is being used for future recruiting.

When everyone is talking about sustainability, it would become difficult for your enterprise to sustain, although you might feel that its impossible.

It appears your employees are already content with the existing growth and have gone into a CULT mode.

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cuy in Pasedona, California

64 months ago

I started using other search engines.

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cuy in Pasedona, California

64 months ago

MARY GILFORD in Oakland, California said: GOOGLE IS LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO DO NOT RESPRESENT THE POPULATION. A PERSON WHO GOES STATE SCHOOL AND WORKS AT THE SAME TIME IS PROBABLY MORE QUALIFIED THAN THE RICH KID THAT GOES TO THE BEST SCHOOLS IN THE NATION. IT IS MISSING THE POINT AND MISSING OUT ON PEOPLE WHO ARE HARD WORKING AND HAVE GREAT PEOPLE SKILLS AND HAVE THE HARD EARNED LIFE SKILLS.

Yes - once a recruiter told me that they will be asking me question to test what I was taught at school about networking when the position was about program management.

This is not about hiring talents, is it?

My biz school taught me to hire talents since skills can be taught any time - it appears they are doing the complete opposite.

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Ashutosh Thakur in Los Angeles, California

54 months ago

@Scott in Dallas

Google is not always looking for H1B visa guys. I am an international student in USC and my friend took 6 rounds of interviews at Google SF. He was later told that he he is the desired candidate however because of his low GPA (3.1) they can not offer him job.

This guy has one of the most downloaded app on Apple Store...So Google is quite choosy.

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AaronKyleT in Bronx, New York

44 months ago

Hello-

This is a great forum. So useful to have an "ex-Googler" in the mix here.

Here's my situation. I submitted my resume a few weeks ago for several positions that I was qualified for. I live in NYC and these positions were all in Mountain View.

A few days later I was emailed by a recruiter wanting to set up a phone discussion. It went well-she told me that there was soon a "on campus" recruiting event and she was going to try and get me invited "because you have such an interesting background".

After several days I got a call from another recruiter in Mountain View. She told me that she would be working exclusively with me going forward, and that since I was in NYC, they would set up something with a hiring manager in NYC and the next step would be to come to Mountain View.

She told me her Admin Coordinator would set up the NYC meeting. That was 4 days ago. No reply since then.

I followed up yesterday via email and got no reply, but should I keep pestering? I want to show my enthusiasm, but understand after reading this forum that it can take a long time to get through the interview process at Google.

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Web Ad Guru in New York

37 months ago

I went through a full interview round for product management at google.

I had 11 years experience. I'm extremely innovative. Have an outrageous resume with groundbreaking, successful companies AND I'm profoundly skilled in an area they are working on right now behind closed doors.

I thought I crushed the interview, they brought in more people mid day to see me, even wowed the engineer. I was absolutely able to keep up with them, we talked the industry, where they were headed, where they needed help. I even was able to point out flaws in their products and where their competitors (former googlers) were stepping up the game.

But alas, I got turned down.

I was really disappointed.

Why I think I got turned down: No name school, I didn't list my GPA (3.0? I think?) If you don't know your GPA they tell you not to list it, so I didnt. My salary I listed, also too low. I think they saw that too and thought I'm not worth the time if I'm not already making their average.

TO THE PEOPLE READING THIS GOING THROUGH THE PROCESS OR HAVE BEEN TURNED DOWN: Honestly, I think I would have done well there. BUT there's a formula they are keeping. They CANNOT have anyone there that will make waves, slow down everyone even for a second. Yes, they want robots. Does that make them miss out on great people? Yes. I think so. But in the long run they keep everything in tact and fit. If they called me back would I go through it again? Hell yea, why not?

If you are going through the process now, just know you have a really low shot at getting it.

- If you are book smarts, great you have the pre-requisite. You'd better get street smart fast and know the industry... be 5 steps ahead! (sorry, but you can't get this from a book, or reading industry news the weeks before)

- If you are street smarts with no degree or high GPA - good luck.

Dont be mad at them. It's ok to be disappointed, I am. But will try again!

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ria in New Delhi, India

31 months ago

hi
i am a graduate, i have done BCA From a regular college and have a year of web designing experience both creative and tech. and thinking of doing currently doing MCA correspondence.
i want to work at google as a web designer.

First, I want to know that will my MCA from correspondence reduce the chance of me being considered for the interview?

Second, are their any jobs for a web designer in google?

Please I need some guidance, Who ever can help me out with my queries, Do reply
Thanks
Ria

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gmallast in Troy, Michigan

31 months ago

All I can say is, "It ain't just Google." I have been looking for a job for nine years now and have had similar experiences with many different companies on those rare occasions when I can get an interview at all.

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Me in Los Angeles, California

28 months ago

gmallast in Troy, Michigan said: All I can say is, "It ain't just Google ." I have been looking for a job for nine years now and have had similar experiences with many different companies on those rare occasions when I can get an interview at all.

Nine years? You're obviously doing something wrong then.

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Lynnie in Englewood, Colorado

15 months ago

Fred Bosick in Detroit, Michigan said: "I'm willing to bet that they are guilty of age discrimination but are careful enough not to get sued for such."

I would not be surprised in the least! Cisco does the same thing but calls it the college program. These bozos will soon be populated by brash, ADHD, tattooed corporate climbers and then wonder why turnover and psych benefit costs are skyrocketting.

I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU!!!! I HAD AN INTERVIEW YESTERDAY WITH 3 JUNIOR RECRUITERS WHO DETERMINED THAT THEY WERE MOVING FORWARD WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS MORE RELEVANT SKILLS!! WHAT A TOTAL WASTE OF MY FREAKIN' TIME!!

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Bluetea in Texas

15 months ago

Lynnie in Englewood, Colorado said: I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU!!!! I HAD AN INTERVIEW YESTERDAY WITH 3 JUNIOR RECRUITERS WHO DETERMINED THAT THEY WERE MOVING FORWARD WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS MORE RELEVANT SKILLS!! WHAT A TOTAL WASTE OF MY FREAKIN' TIME!!

Google gets 75,000 apps a week! Waste of time? I'll say.

You really need to know someone to get in. But you didn't hear this from me. LOL!

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Flower in Hanoi, Vietnam

14 months ago

Thanks for reading all above comments. I got an email from a recruiter based in Japan for a job I applied in Singapore about a month ago, I thought they never seen my resume, then the recruiter send me an email to regard convenient time for phone interview, I reply and do not get his email for a week. I even don't know if he really want to make an interview or what he is doing to arrange things.

Its waste time for waiting and hoping

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