Google Host Matching

Uber ytres
Sep 7 8 Comments

Hi,

I'm in Google host matching for winter 2020 and I'm hoping to ask you all what you suggest to maximize chances to get a host? I would prefer NYC and I've indicated this in my questionnaire but it's not an absolute requirement.

Is it alright to contact engineers and hiring managers on LinkedIn to have a chat with them and hopefully get a match? Or is it frowned upon to reach out outside of the questionnaire? Thanks :)

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  • Roku cruella
    Wtf is host matching?
    Sep 7 7
    • Roku cruella
      Google that doesn't answer my question
      Sep 7
    • Stripe clovera
      The way google hires interns is different.

      Once you pass all your interviews and HC, you get put into a phase called project search or host matching. You only receive an offer if you get matched to a host. You fill out a questionnaire and hosts can browse all the candidates and interview people. It’s effectively more interview(s). The process is long and toilsome, as many people don’t find a host until 4+ weeks, months in, dragging the process out. A non trivial amount of people don’t even get matched so you can pass all the technical interviews, but not get an offer in the end.

      It’s pretty jank. If you have competing offers good luck waiting for google. Host matching can literally take months. G loses so many candidates to people with multiple comparable offers.
      Sep 7
    • Roku cruella
      So what's the role of the host in this story?
      Sep 7
    • Stripe clovera
      Intern manager
      Sep 7
    • Roku cruella
      K. Thanks for long explanation.
      Sep 8