In its search for talent that can change the world through innovation, Google has developed an unrivaled interview process that has become the yardstick for many technology companies.
We'll explore what steps the process involves, what questions are asked, and what skills and attributes you need to successfully get through the gates of this leading tech company.
Recruiters can reach out to candidates based on their profiles on platforms like LinkedIn or through referrals from acquaintances. However, it is recommended to message recruiters via LinkedIn and apply for roles through Google's Career page.
For candidates with strong skills in Data Structures and Algorithms, participating in Google Kickstart, a hiring contest held six times a year, is highly recommended to increase the chances of recruiters reaching out.
Google's interview process consists of a total of 7 rounds. The first two rounds are telephonic interviews where the interviewer typically presents one medium or two easy
Algorithmic and Data Structure problems to solve within 45 minutes. However, if the candidate has performed well in Kickstart, these initial rounds are skipped, and they proceed directly to the subsequent rounds.
The following 5 onsite interviews include 4 Algo DS interviews and 1 Googliness interview, which focuses more on behavioral aspects.
Once the interviews are over, the recruiter will contact you with the feedback of the interviews, if the performance is good and the interviews are cleared your profile goes to the different teams in Google for the team matching round.
In the team matching round the team understands your work style and your interests and you can understand their requirements and the work expectations of the team.
Once the team and you both are comfortable and ready to start, the offer letter is prepared and shared with you by the recruiters and you are HIRED!