Google asked for a 3rd phone interview - SDE Summer Internship 2020

Salesforce curious03
Nov 15 25 Comments

Hi,

I completed 2 phone interviews on Nov 13th, with one question asked in each round. These two are algorithm questions but not found in Leetcode yet.

I communicated clearly well, my thinking process and also documented them clearly in the doc, while writing the code.

I thought I did above average, but they still asked for a 3rd phone interview.

Is this usual, or does it indicate indecisiveness from the initial 2 interviews ?

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  • Facebook ⭕w⭕
    More borderline than the armistice line between North and South Korea.
    Nov 15 0
  • Google dhokla
    You probably got 2 Leaning hires. A good rating in 3rd will clinch it for you. Best of luck
    Nov 15 9
    • Nordson gotcoffee
      You have to fill up a questionnaire for the host matching phase. That’s how you get selected for project interviews
      Nov 15
    • Salesforce curious03
      OP
      I already filled such a survey before the interviews itself.
      Nov 15
    • Salesforce curious03
      OP
      clinch what LOL, there is still that elusive team match phase.
      Also, what's the point of a team match, when internships are mostly targetted at undergrad students who do not have any previous experience?
      Nov 15
    • New / Eng
      kamstrik3

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      kamstrik3more
      Bro focus on passing your interviews before you obsess over something inapplicable to you
      Nov 15
    • Salesforce curious03
      OP
      I was never excited about cracking the interviews, because of the indefinite host matching phase. Not at all obsessed.
      Nov 15
  • New / Eng
    climberbro

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    climberbromore
    Hey! I was a Google intern last summer and was brought back for a 3rd phone interview. I'd say don't stress about it and just try to do really well on your 3rd. At least 1 of the other interns in my friend group of about 6-7 interns also had 3 coding interviews, so it's not super rare.
    Nov 16 6
    • Salesforce peaceguy
      Hi, I was asked only one question in each of the 2 rounds ?
      Is this usual or are interns asked 2 questions in each round ?
      Nov 16
    • New / Eng
      kamstrik3

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      kamstrik3more
      Who told you teams are guaranteed what. No. That's not at all a thing.
      Nov 16
    • Salesforce peaceguy
      On an another thread titled 'internship advice', one candidate who cleared interviews was asked to choose one among host match or a guaranteed option.
      Ofcourse the guaranteed offer option can put u on any random team
      Nov 16
    • New / Eng
      climberbro

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      climberbromore
      AFAIK, guaranteed host match is usually only given to returning interns (but many returning interns do not get guaranteed host match). Focus on making it to project matching and then start worrying about it. In project matching, hosts are looking to make sure that you're interested in their project and are someone they'd like to work with for a summer, so be friendly and come prepared with thoughtful questions about the team/project.
      Nov 16
    • Salesforce peaceguy
      Sigh
      Nov 16
  • New / Eng
    kamstrik3

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    kamstrik3more
    I and a friend was asked to do 3rds and we still got host matching.

    You probably didn't do as good as you thought. I got asked 2 coding questions in all of my phone screens.
    Nov 15 6
    • New / Eng
      kamstrik3

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      kamstrik3more
      I don't know what you mean. They gave you a PowerPoint that tells you they're going to ask you some contrived question that tests you on data structures/algorithms. As is standard for any internship interview
      Nov 15
    • Uber pwuwuau
      Did you end up finding a host? Which season was it for?
      Nov 15
    • New / Eng
      kamstrik3

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      kamstrik3more
      Winter/Spring 2020. I accepted a different company and withdrew before I did (or did not) get matched.
      Nov 15
    • Uber pwuwuau
      I see. Any idea how hard it is to get matched for winter? I'm in winter matching right now and haven't got any host calls
      Nov 15
    • New / Eng
      kamstrik3

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      kamstrik3more
      Like I said... Withdrew.
      Nov 15

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