Google - Failed 3 attempts

Microsoft xVeQ24
Apr 11 31 Comments

I have failed my 3rd attempt.

Last two years, before google interviews, I interviewed with Facebook, Twitter and Palantir. Passed them all. But not Google.

I have5 yoe. Next time I apply it’ll be for L4 and it’ll only get harder. I feel like quitting. I have spent past 3 years working damn hard and missed out on making friends and have a good social life.

I know there’s no question in my entire write up. I don’t know what I am seeking. I want to know if anyone can know what I am seeking here and guide me.

Yoe 5
Tc ~180k
Sde 2 @62

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TOP 31 Comments
  • Google SergeyBlin
    If it makes you feel better, I failed MSFT interview once...
    Apr 11 5
    • Google
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      tsukinomore
      Wow, that must be brutal. My sympathies to you.
      Apr 11
    • EPAM Systems / IT
      yWDf46

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      yWDf46more
      Why is it funny ? Everybody gets hired or what ?
      Apr 11
    • Microsoft / Eng dKWp30
      Wasn’t there a max number of times one could fail an interview at G?
      Apr 11
    • Amazon hsl44428q
      MS interviews are significantly easier than Google, so passing Google but failing MS is kind of funny. That said, any interview can catch you off guard.
      Apr 12
    • Microsoft DSSDSD
      Please tell more!
      Apr 12
  • Nvidia knwnothing
    Losing up on social life bcoz of interview prep for a specific company is stupid imo. If its for short period like 2-3 months then its other thing, but 3 years is hell of a time to throw away and put yourself in that kind of stress.
    Also, no matter how much you prepare you can never be sure. No one can be. So easy peasy
    Apr 11 0
  • Amazon .•_•
    If it makes you feel any better, nobody cares where you work. May be its exciting for a couple of weeks but then it's all same (routine scrum, work, weekends, groceries...)

    Go where the destiny takes you. But at the same time, never give up. Stand and try harder. Don't let some shorty googlers demoralize you. You did well in the interview and that's what matters. Be proud of yourself and next time when you go, go with aim of failing - that way you'll have nothing to lose and you'll be more relaxed.

    Hope this helps.
    Apr 11 0
  • Microsoft / Eng SwitchJobs
    5 yoe and 62 is good as well. So don't worry. If Google is your dream, don't give up on it. But be clear about Why do you want to join Google. It's okay to miss friends and a good social life, but do give your family the time they deserve. Google is the best but yet another company.
    Personal opinion: Never give up!
    Apr 11 0
  • Google coolguy007
    going to Google isn't the end of all things. why didn't you take Facebook, or other tech companies offers? if it makes you feel any better, I failed my FB interview, but passed Google on the first try.
    Apr 11 3
    • Oracle / Eng (Q)anon
      Why would that make him feel better?
      Apr 11
    • Google SergeyBlin
      Well, the OP is not asking a question so we cannot give an answer...
      Apr 11
    • Google coolguy007
      because he seems to feel bad about failing an interview, to know that he passed an interview which someone else failed might help him see that some luck is involved and it's okay...
      Apr 11
  • Snapchat qQQv88
    Why not Facebook or somewhere else? Also how many actual problems have you done without looking at solutions?
    Apr 11 0
  • Microsoft / Eng dKWp30
    Wait... why are you sad? You passed FB! Did you accept?
    Apr 11 0
  • Seagate toti420
    You should’ve joined FB, and then jumped ship to Google.
    Apr 11 0
  • Google altavista.
    Why the hell everyone wants to work for Google? I don't get it. It is a normal fucking company just like MS. (One exception is, if you are a top researcher and want a post-doc setting but with good pay, Google can offer that)
    Apr 11 3
    • Seagate toti420
      Let’s see: high pay, brand name, good WLB, good perks. It’s not rocket science why people want to work for Google.
      Apr 11
    • Google altavista.
      Same is true, give or take, for any one of FAANGs and unicorns.
      Apr 12
    • Amazon hsl44428q
      Probably brand name more than anything. Any FANG on a resume helps, but recruiters still treat Google as above all the rest, warranted or not.
      Apr 12
  • Yahoo / Eng DunderM
    Well if this makes you feel better, I failed Google Facebook and am on a sinking ship.
    Apr 11 0
  • Dropbox systest
    Can you get around 3 time limit by applying for Sr SWE or SRE instead of SWE? I heard it’s 3 times per position
    Apr 11 0
  • Amazon Dr. Savage
    People say third times’ the charm, but in this case, it looks like you’ve lost the farm. Darm.
    Apr 11 0
  • How many leetcodes have you done?
    Apr 12 6
    • Microsoft xVeQ24
      OP
      No easy
      Apr 12
    • That’s a lot!!
      Apr 12
    • Microsoft xVeQ24
      OP
      Yes
      Apr 12
    • Microsoft xVeQ24
      OP
      Sometimes I feel I have solved everything. I’m able to map most questions.
      Apr 12
    • That’s great. I’ve done 200 but still not there yet
      Apr 12
  • Slalom Consulting / IT jfbr56
    At least they call you again and again! What feedback recruiter gave you? Was it for same team every time or different one? Is there anything specific which you are trying to accomplish and can be accomplished only in google and no where else?
    Apr 11 0